Jacob  Bricca Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Jacob Bricca

Assistant Professor
University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film and Television

Jacob Bricca is an award-winning documentary editor, producer and teacher. His editing credits include the international theatrical hit LOST IN LA MANCHA, the New Yorker Films theatrical release CON ARTIST, the Independent Lens Audience Award Winner JIMMY SCOTT: IF YOU ONLY KNEW and the 2016 Sundance Special Jury Award Winner THE BAD KIDS. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona, where he teaches classes on editing and documentary filmmaking.


Jacob Bricca is an award-winning film editor and director whose work has been screened theatrically across the globe. Among the dozen feature films he has edited are the international theatrical hit Lost In La Mancha (IFC Films), the New Yorker Films theatrical release Con Artist (Ovation), two films that have shown on Independent Lens, and the 2016 Sundance Special Jury Prize winner The Bad Kids (Netflix). His directorial credits include Pure, which premiered at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival, Indies Under Fire: The Battle for the American Bookstore, won awards at the Newburyport Documentary Festival and the Santa Cruz Film Festival, and Finding Tatanka, which premiered at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and is distributed by Passion River Films.

Bricca holds an MFA in Film Editing from the American Film Institute and a BA in Film Studies and Sociology from Wesleyan University. From 2002-2007, he ran the film production program at Wesleyan University’s celebrated Film Studies Department, and then from 2008-2013 developed their documentary studies curriculum. Students from his tenure at Wesleyan include Benh Zeitlin (director of Beasts of the Southern Wild), Ami Boghani, (producer of The Reluctant Fundamentalist) and Jennifer Lame (editor of Manchester by the Sea).  

Bricca's book Documentary Editing: Principles and Practice for Focal Press/Routledge was published in January 2016. He is also working to produce and edit Lisa Molomot and Jeff Bemiss’ feature documentary Missing in Brooks County, which is executive produced by Abigail Disney and Gini Reticker at Fork Films. He currently teaches courses on editing, documentary production, and narrative film post-production, and lives with his wife and son in Tucson, Arizona

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Documentary Editing
    Film Editing
    Documentary Producing
    Documentary Directing



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