Daria Ellerman is a picture editor with experience working on television series, feature films, MOWs and documentaries. After receiving a bachelor of arts from The University of British Columbia in Film and Television Studies, she was awarded one of the first apprenticeship awards from the Canadian Academy of Film and Television. In 1990 Daria produced an educational documentary with partner Sharon Gibbon called There is No Such Thing as Garbage which was directed by Moira Simpson.
Credits include the feature films Meditation Park directed by Mina Shum which opening the 2017 VIFF and The Birdwatcher directed by Siobhan Devine which garnered Daria a Southampton International Film Festival nomination for editing. Recently she edited the TV series Virgin River for Netflix. From 2010-16 she edited over 230 episodes of multi-cam sitcom series on Mr. Young, Some Assembly Required and The Stanley Dynamic. Career single camera series television series include VIrgin River, Sweet Magnolias, Take Two, Ice, Cedar Cove, Shattered, Samurai Girl, Jpod, House (pilot), The Dead Zone, Stargate, The Outer Limits, The Chris Isaak Show, The Collector and Blood Ties. MOW work includes Christmas on Chestnut Street directed by Anne Wheeler.
She has been nominated for 12 LEO AWARDS and a GEMINI AWARD as picture editor. She won a LEO AWARD in 2005 for her work on the TV series, “The Collector”. In 2019 she won for the ABC TV series Take Two. In 2020 she won two Leo Awards for the series Virgin River and Malibu Rescue.
Daria is a founding member of the Canadian Cinema Editors (CCE). Volunteer work includes jurying for the Geminis, working for the Vancouver International Film Festival and contributing to CCE panels and workshops. She was a mentor editor for the 2008 and 2009 Women in the Director Chair at the Banff Centre.