Tessa Malsam

Documentary Film Editor

Tessa Malsam headshot standing outside in front of a colorful wall

Tessa Malsam is a film editor based in Denver, Colorado. Her work has been split between documentary film and commercial work, affording her opportunities to work on projects with David O Russell, Alejandro Iñárritu, and Jeff Orlowski. After graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BA in Journalism, Tessa spent three years in Los Angeles assisting in editing nationally broadcast campaigns for a wide range of clients. More recently, Tessa has pivoted her focus to documentary filmmaking, working on the edit teams of various projects, including the Emmy awarded Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, the Patagonia feature Newtok, and The Grab, the latest exposé from filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite (Blackfish).

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