Bios

Isabelle Carbonell
Director/Cinematographer/Editor

Isabelle Carbonell (left), founder of Shoot.Edit.Share, is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who documents social, whimsical, ethnographic, and environmental stories around the world. She has worked with National Geographic, taught at Carnegie Mellon University-Qatar, and otherwise carries her two eyes with her on journeys around the world in search for stories and adventure. Currently she has just finished her first feature "One Hundred Fires/Somos Buzos," and she is working on her second feature "The Camel Race" for Al-Jazeera Documentary Channel, among other projects.

However, features take a long time to finish and in between she grew fascinated with documenting the interstitials of her travels and life; what were these raw unadulterated moments that fit in no single piece, perhaps no single story? Shoot.Edit.Share was born out of a curiosity for the cultural moment-d'etre, an experiment with short or ultra-short forms, sometimes barely edited, sometimes very polished.

Though based out of Washington D.C., she's half-Belgian and half Uruguayan and her films have been featured in film festivals internationally. She graduated from the Residential College at the University of Michigan with degrees in Environmental and Social Science, but since Isabelle's documentary skills have taken her to countries such as India, Qatar, UAE, Cuba, Mexico, Vietnam, the Dominican Republic, Nepal, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Oman, and Nicaragua.

Olivia Abtahi
Contributing Editor

Olivia hails from Washington, DC. Born to an Iranian father and an Argentine mother, Olivia is a melting pot of clashing cultures. She is a BFA Honors graduate of NYU’s school for Film and Television, and enjoys comedic and experimental short films, especially music videos, and of course documentaries.

Sarah Cannon
Contributing Editor

Sarah hails from the Midwest (Shaker Heights, Ohio) and now happily resides in Washington DC (LeDroit Park). She produces, shoots, and edits videos for broadcast and internet distribution. She prefers the internet.

While not staring intently at her computer, Sarah cooks, eats, surfs, and watches Apple trailers.