Growing up skating and surfing

in a tiny beach town in Southern California taught me the importance of authenticity and it’s crucial role in the creative process. Traveling the world working for ESPN, Outdoor Life Network, Fox Sports and more opened my eyes to the beautiful cultures of so many different countries. Cutting commercial spots and short films in the Bay Area for over 10 years has allowed me to work with the best and develop a unique style.

These experiences have shaped me as an artist and informed how I tell stories. I believe great edits come from finding genuine moments in people, characters and cinematography. I feel it’s vital to build sound design while editing picture in order to heighten and connect scenes. And I love how collaborative the edit is. Working as a team editing can feel like one of the most creative stages of the process. It’s a time when we get to try anything in order to find the right way forward.

When I’m not in the edit suite I’m usually on the golf course, or hanging at the park with my wife and our pup.

For inquiries please contact: carl@carlsturgess.com

Awards/Noms:

2019 Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere - Exit 12

2018, 2019 Official Selection - SXSW Film Festival - Exit 12 & Sister Hearts

2019 SXSW Jury Award Winner Documentary Short - Exit 12

2018 SFIFF Official Selection - Made In Iowa

4 Time Vimeo Staff Pick - Yassin Falafel, Made In Iowa, Sister Hearts & Exit 12

2018 D&AD Graphite Pencil - Branded Content - Sister Hearts

2018 Tribeca X Award Winner - Sister Hearts

2017 Tribeca X Award Nominee - Yassin Falafel

2017 Clio Awards - Bronze Winner - Yassin Falafel

2017 Webby Award Winner - Long Form (Branded) - Yassin Falafel

2017 People's Voice Webby Award Winner - Documentary (Branded) - Yassin Falafel

2018 Webby Award - Best Editing - Made In Iowa