Carl Pfirman is an editor who lives in Los Angeles. His editorial credits include Robert Greenwald’s new feature documentary film Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA; the PBS/ITVS “Independent Lens” feature documentary film Limited Partnership, nominated for a 2016 GLADD Media Award for “Outstanding Documentary”; the HBO feature documentary film A Small Act which was nominated for an Emmy award and premiered at Sundance; the Lifetime TV documentary film The Georgia Holt Story; The Making of an Avant-Garde which premiered at the Museum of Modern Art; the feature documentary film Tyrus, which premiered at the 2015 Telluride International Film Festival and will air on PBS’s American Masters series in September 2017; the narrative film Six Letter Word which screened at Telluride and Cannes; The Runner-Up, a docu-series for NBC/Universal about Clay Aiken’s run for congress, and the TV show COPS.
In addition to his work as an editor, Carl writes and directs. Carl’s UCLA graduate-thesis film The Confession won a Student Academy Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars). His screenplay Sugar Land was a quarter finalist for the Nicholls Fellowship in Screenwriting from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Carl’s feature film script Lucky Boy was selected for the FIND Directors’ and Producers’ labs. His work in advertising has been honored with a CLIO award and a GOLD PENCIL from the New York One Show.