Daria Ellerman


Daria Ellerman is a picture editor with experience working on documentaries, television series and feature films. 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; The Birdwatcher directed by Siobhan Devine which garnered Daria a Southampton International Film Festival nomination for editing. Recently she edited the TV series ICE produced by E1.. From 2010-16 she edited over 230 episodes of multi-cam sitcom series on Mr. Young, Some Assembly Required and The Stanley Dynamic. Single camera series television series include 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 8 LEO AWARDS and a GEMINI AWARD as picture editor and won a LEO AWARD in 2005 for her work on the television series, “The Collector”. Daria is a founding member of the Canadian Cinema Editors. Volunteer work includes jurying for the Geminis and working for the Vancouver International Film Festival. She was a mentor editor for the 2008 and 2009 Women in the Director Chair at the Banff Centre.

  • Area(s) of Interest: Editors; Post Production; Producers
  • Current Profession: Picture Editor
  • Company/Employer: Platypus Productions Limited
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