Jesus Silva's love for editing started at an early age. He enjoyed the methodical process of putting things together, such as model airplanes or taking apart an old radio. He has found the same joy in the delicate process of editing a film or a Multimedia spot.
Jesus Silva is an editor based in Los Angeles, California. Experienced with all stages of post-production for feature films, documentaries, and commercials, Silva’s work has been shown theatrically and on outlets such as Netflix, HBO, and PBS. Focusing on editing non-fiction, in 2006 he started his editing career on reality TV, working on VH1’s Hogan Knows Best, seasons 1-2. He worked as an associate editor on The Crash Reel, a feature documentary, directed by Academy Award-nominated director Lucy Walker. This work garnered an Emmy Award and an Audience Award at SXSW Film Festival in 2013. Additionally, he has collaborated in the creation of the documentary feature 99% The Occupy Wall St. Collaborative Film, with over 100 filmmakers around the USA. The film received many awards and was selected for the Sundance Film Festival in 2013. Double 9, a short documentary about four Cuban exiles who find camaraderie within the domino club of Miami's Little Havana, was selected for Cannes Short Film Corner in 2016.
Some of his commercial spots have been with brand-name clients, such as Toyota, T-Mobile, Lexus, Ducati, and The California Department of Public Health. Some of Silva’s more recent work includes Pa’Lante, a short documentary directed by Ramon Rodriguez about Puerto Rico’s devastation after hurricane Maria.