Thin Edge Films

 

 
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Thin Edge FilmsIn 2001, Margo Pelletier and Lisa Thomas formed Thin Edge Films LLC to begin production on the documentary, "Freeing Silvia Baraldini" and to make films that speak thematically to social injustice and celebrate under explored subject matter. Originally based in the Arts Center in Jersey City, NJ, the company moved its production offices to Athens, NY in the spring of 2002. In 2009, the company re-opened a second office, again in Jersey City, in the Journal Square area. Thin Edge Films has conducted shoots from Rome, Italy to San Francisco, CA and throughout the greater New York area.

Some of our clients include: MTV, PBS, HBO, Comedy Central, Adult Swim, Augenblick Studios, PFFR, iNEXTV, The Greene County Council on the Arts, The Athens Cultural Center and The Olana Partnership.

 

Director/Producer: Lisa Thomas

Lisa ThomasLisa Thomas has been working in film and television since graduating from the Evergreen State College in 1994. Currently Lisa is Producing the stop motion animated series, Shivering Truth for Vernon Chatman (of South Park fame) and Tyler the Creator’s animated series, The Jellies for Adult Swim. Lisa Produced and Directed The Dust Bowl Faeries music video, Sirens, a song that takes on sexual harassment and misogyny in the music and art worlds. She was the Line Producer on Liz Garcia’s feature, One Percent More Humid which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and was the Production Manager on Lighting Bugs in a Jar which premiered at Cannes. Lisa was the Supervising Producer on the hit animated series, Ugly Americans for Comedy Central and Adult Swim’s cult, animated series, Xavier: Renegade Angel. She Produced MTV’s, Wonder Showzen as well as Zoolander Super Model for Paramount. She is part of the Producing team on the upcoming animated, feature, The Adventures of Drunky starring Sam Rockwell, Steve Coogan and Nina Arianda. Lisa Co-Produced and Directed the documentary, Freeing Silvia Baraldini about the former U.S. political prisoner of the same name and was the Producer on the documentary, Sid Bernstein Presents about the man who brought the Beatles to America. Her roots are in documentary film and when she first moved to New York she worked for Albert Maysles. Additionally Lisa has worked for NBC, PBS, HBO, Turner Broadcasting and Augenblick Studios.

 
 

Director/Producer/Editor:  Margo Pelletier

Margo PelletierBefore working in film, Margo spent twenty years as an award winning fine artist showing her work in galleries and museums in the greater New York area. Prior to her feature, directorial debut on the post-queer musical film, Thirsty, Margo was the Director, Co-Producer and Editor for the independent documentary, Freeing Silvia Baraldini. Margo also directed and edited the short films, Cast to the Wind and Out of Service. She produced two live programs for the LGBTQ Center in NYC: “Celibacy, Our Choice or Not” and “Post-Queer: Building A Brave New World.”

Sadly the world lost a great artist / director, on November 27, 2016, when Margo Pelletier passed away after a three year battle with ovarian cancer. She made it her mission in the last few years of her life to see Thirsty to its completion. Margo received her BFA from the Cooper Union School of Science and Art, attended the Milton Avery Graduate School at Bard and the Institute of Audio Research in New York City.

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Screenwriter: Laura Kelber

Laura Kelber

Laura Kelber is a screenwriter and script doctor. She’s been a reader for Goldcrest Films, several indie production companies and festivals, and the BlueCat screenplay contest. She works as a script doctor for private clients. She’s also the co-organizer of the NY Screenwriters Co-op, in charge of reading and vetting script submissions, communicating with writers, and choosing scripts to be critiqued at bi-monthly meetings. Francis Ford Coppola selected Laura’s script Fatal Woman as the winner of his 2010 American Zoetrope screenplay contest. Some of her other scripts have placed in the Nicholl Fellowship, the Writers Lab and other competitions. Laura joined Thin Edge Films in 2012 to collaborate on the feature film Thirsty as co-writer of the screenplay. Her current project is the feature screenplay Mocha Dick, a reimagining of Moby Dick.

 
 
 

 

 

 
 

Editor: Fabrizio Fama

Fabrizio Fama

Born and raised in Catania, Sicily, after 14 years of experience in narrative film editing, Fabrizio Fama` decided to leave Italy and move to New York. Shortly after arriving in the U.S., Fabrizio was hired by Thin Edge Films to be the senior editor on Thirsty. While in Italy he worked with Italian Director Alessandro Di Robilant on many of his films including the feature, Mauro C’Ha da Fare. Fabrizio’s films have been accepted to Film Festivals around the globe and have won numerous awards from London, England to Portland, Oregon. In addition to editing film, Fabrizio has worked as and editor for MTV, VH1, LOGO and RAI News Network and teaches editing at the New York Film Academy.