Sherril began working in film in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia. She then relocated to Los Angeles and has worked on over 30 feature films, documentaries and theme park films as an editor, visual effects editor, post production supervisor/coordinator, production coordinator and writer.
She often guides the post process from principal photography to delivery, which has given Sherril the opportunity to use her creative, technological and organizational skills. She is well versed in Avid, Premiere Pro and Final Cut and understands the post process intimately.
Recently she headed up the post production department for Uproxx Reports, a division of Woven Digital, dedicated to telling web based stories about things that matter and people who are making a difference.
Her career spans a wide array of genres and subjects. A few of the feature films that she has edited include Mr. Christmas, a romantic comedy for release Christmas 2017; All-Stars, a mockumentary starring Fred Willard and several other Second City comedians; Curse of Mesopotamia, a Middle Eastern horror film; and Atlas Shrugged Part 1, an adaptation of the Ayn Rand novel.
Her diverse interests have led her to explore a multitude of subjects through the medium of film. Many of her projects have examined human consciousness (The Louise Hay Story), social conscience (the award winning political documentaries Reconciliation: Mandela’s Miracle and Rush To War); and the human condition (the recently released documentary Banner On The Moon)
Her ability to quickly understand and adapt to new technologies opened the door for her to work in the theme park arena. She edited Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem a 3D Ride for Universal Studios which won both an Annie and a VES Award; and the 3D-animated ride, It’s Tough to Be a Bug (It’s a Bug’s Life spin-off) for Disney and Pixar. She was the Visual Effects Editor on Ellen’s Energy Adventure a 70mm circle vision attraction for Epcot in Disneyworld starring Ellen DeGeneres, Bill Nye and Jamie Lee Curtis.
Some of her other projects include the Dr. Phil Show and branding videos for corporate clients including Epson.
She shot, wrote and edited a short film entitled: "Okavango: Journey To My Heart" (in Botswana) reflecting her deep love of nature and the inhabitants of the “wild spaces” that are left on our planet.
Making content that transforms, informs and inspires embodies her mission; and her passion: storytelling.
Name: Sherril Schlesinger
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Editor and Post-Production Supervisor
Unique traits: A 1% minority.....red hair!!
The Annie Awards
University of The Witwatersrand