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Kaisa Pitsi

Documentary Editor & Filmmaker 

 

"Kaisa cuts beautifully, has great instincts

and approaches footage with a real creative eye!

I was so busy show running, I would talk to Kaisa about my ideas and very quickly she would present segments that were fantastic, that I could easily develop with her.

Collaborating with Kaisa was a highlight of directing the

Nova Scotia episode of BLK: An Origin Story. 

It was also very successful as I won a best directing CSA for that work.

Her calmness, attention to beautiful details and also

being excellent at structure makes her one of best editors I have worked with."

 

- Jennifer Holness
Writer Director Producer

Freelance film editor with over 10 years of experience in non-scripted storytelling.

 

Originally from Estonia I’ve built my career in Europe as well as in Canada,

editing for film, television, branded campaigns and seeing the post-production process

from creating the dailies, crafting a story to the finishing touches and output.

My previous projects include many documentaries, tv series. 

I have worked on CBC's Nature of Things doc series Wild Canadian Year,

History Channel's epic 4-part series BLK: An Origin Story ,

CBC Gem Original For The Culture With Amanda Parris,

a theatrical documentary Stay Awhile that premiered at Hot Docs’ 15,

Discovery Channel's limited series Make It to the Moon.

 

My clients include Salesforce, CAMH, Canada Post, Rethink Breast Cancer, Loblaws.

I've also edited docs and tv-series for broadcasters like CBC, History, CTV,

Discovery Channel, Smithsonian, VICE, CNBC, W Network, Superchannel.

My interests are arts, social justice, our environment, mental health, music, history

and empowering underrepresented voices.

I'm passionate about everyday heroes around us,

I love artistic projects and independent filmmakers.

I love to work in a collaborative environment and bounce ideas off each other.

My passion is crafting the story, I have a very good eye for design, detail, emotion and music. 

I work fast and have a very good concentration and attention to detail.

I'd love to bring all my experience in the long-format editing and apply it to your project.

I love learning, changing opinions and broadening views.

Reach out to me Here

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Awards

Canadian Screen Awards 2023

BLK: An Origin Story  - Best Directing in Documentary Series, Best Editing, Best Cinematography

Regina Int. Film Festival (RIFFA) 2023

A Bittersweet Becoming - Best Canadian Documentary - Long Form

Regina Int. Film Festival (RIFFA)  2022

The Goats of Monesglio  - Best Canadian Documentary - Short Form

NorthestFest 2021

Love, Oran  – Audience Choice Award

Cambodian International Film Festival 2017

Three Jewels  – Official selection

HotDocs 2015

Stay Awhile  – Official selection

HotDocs 2012

Breath  – Official selection

 

ŻUBROFFKA Festival 2011

Tulip, Texas and Us – Grand Prix

Short Film festival Curtocircuito

Children of Karosta – Best Documentary Short

 

Boston Science Fiction Film Festival 2015

Sample Return  Official selection

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