Dovetail Films is a production and editing company that was co-founded in 2001 by Toby Shimin and Dina Guttmann.
Toby began her film career as a sound editor, where she worked on such projects as Fire from the Mountain and Working Girls, which won a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. She switched to picture editing in 1988 when she cut The Children's Storefront, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Subject Documentary. Since then, she has cut numerous films that have been accepted at Sundance, including A Leap of Faith, Martha and Ethel, and Out of the Past, which won an Audience Award. She has cut several diverse projects for PBS, including AIDS Warriors for the 2003 season of Wide Angle and two projects for American Experience: Miss America, which premiered at Sundance in 2002; and Seabiscuit, for which she received a 2003 Emmy nomination. More recently she edited episode two of the Emmy-nominated Reporting America at War, Three of Hearts: A Post-Modern Family, which premiered in September 2004 at the Toronto Film Festival, and Two Square Miles which was part of the 2006 Independent Lens series on PBS, Everything's Cool, premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and A Sea Change has won several festival awards, including the NOAA 2010 Environmental Hero award and was screened and broadcast internationally. Her most recent project, Buck won the 2011 Audience Award at Sundance and is currently in theaters nationwide. Toby is a principal of Dovetail Films, a production and editing company she co-founded with Dina Guttmann in 2001. She studied film at Hampshire College, where she earned a Bachelors of Arts.
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Dina joined the documentary film world in 1996. She is an editor specializing in unscripted documentaries. She has edited films that have aired on PBS (Independent Spirits in 2001, National Geographic Specials' The Last Royals in 2005, and A Healing Art in 2010, which won the POV Award at the 2009 International Doc Challenge competition) and films that have enjoyed successful rounds on the film festival circuit (Cowgirls - 2002 Finalist at the USA Film Festival; Ilona, Upstairs - 2005 HBO Audience Award at the Provincetown Film Festival; and Mezzanotte Obscura - 2010 Best Short Documentary at the Kent Film Festival). Dina splits her time between New York City and Seattle, Washington where she edits for clients such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She is currently editing How to Lose Your Virginity for Trixie Films. Dina is a principal of Dovetail Films, a production and editing company she co-founded with Toby Shimin in 2001. She received a Bachelors of Arts in architecture with a specialization in film from Columbia University.
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