Julie Gaynin is a documentary filmmaker from New York City.
She graduated from Macalester College in 2010 with a BA in Humanities and Media and Cultural Studies.
She spent the last decade working as an editor and assistant editor on documentary features and series. Among the many projects she worked on is INSTANT LIFE, the A24 series about the inventors behind the Amazing Live Sea Monkey toys, which premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, and BULLY. COWARD. VICTIM: THE STORY OF ROY COHN, the HBO documentary about the notorious American lawyer who mentored Donald Trump, which premiered at the 2019 New York Film Festival.
From 2021-2022, Julie was an Art of Editing fellow with the Sundance Institute. For several years she taught editing workshops at DCTV in Chinatown, New York. Before moving to California she was an active member of the Alliance for Documentary Editors as well as Extinction Rebellion, where she got arrested once a year in civil disobedience for the climate crisis.
At Stanford, Julie is looking forward to making films that explore notions of belonging, nostalgia and place in American culture.