There is no art quite like that of editing a feature film. Often referred to as “the invisible art,” great editing does not call attention to itself, but rather draws the audience in so that it is fully present in the moment and totally immersed in the story, completely unaware of the editor’s work. The process is a tedious one that spans many months to several years but incredibly rewarding for the passionate story teller.

THE RUTLES 2 “Can’â„¢t Buy Me Lunch”  – Warner Bros

“The Rutles 2: Can’t Buy Me Lunch” is the much-anticipated sequel, or rather a “remake” of  Eric Idle and Gerard Corvin’s 1978 mockumentary, “The Rutles, All You Need is Cash.”  The film charts the adventures of the prefab four, possibly the most famous band of all time, as they do a reunion tour of America. Documentor Dirk McQuickly (Eric Idle) interviews many artists and personalities who were inspired by the legendary band, from David Bowie to Tom Hanks.

Written, Directed and Produced by Eric Idle
Starring: Eric Idle, Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, David Bowie, Robin Williams, and many more


Philip Van Horn, who left his small town a long time ago to become a Hollywood actor and hasn’t had any success at that, returns to the town for a visit. There he is uniformally met like some kind of celebrity and movie star. He uses it to impress his (and everybody’s) school love Dorothy, her life now a grey boring experience.

Starring: Mary Stuart Masterson, John Favreau and Karen Black.
Director: George Hickenlooper, Producer: Michael Beugg, Brad Schlei, Donald Zuckerman


A father and son filmmaking team travel the world collecting candid and touching stories from fathers and sons, including Julian Lennon talking about his famous father John Lennon.

Written, Directed and Produced by Chris Roe for Fish Eggs – MGM/UA

Academy Award® Semi-Finalist; feature documentary

Fun Anecdote:  Valerie joined Chris Roe and his father in Beiging, China, where they interviewed several father and son teams who did not speak much English.  Valerie, who majored in Mandarin Chinese at Mddlebury College, did the translating for them.