Born in New York City, Editor, Monique Zavistovski, was raised by two classical musicians on the edge of the Sleepy Hollow woods in Irvington, New York. She graduated with an MFA in Cinematic Arts from USC and holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work has won awards worldwide, including at Sundance and the Emmys, and she is a proud active member of American Cinema Editors.
Monique was the Lead Editor and Co-Producer on the 2022 Apple TV+ docuseries They Call Me Magic, which premiered at SXSW. She also edited RAISE HELL: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, won the Audience Award at SXSW, and had a successful theatrical release in 2019.
At the start of her career, Monique edited a Cameroonian film, Mboutoukou, which won the Jury Prize at SXSW and at over a dozen festivals worldwide. In 2006 she produced and co-edited The Wraith of Cobble Hill, which won the Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking at Sundance and was shortlisted for the Academy Awards. The following year she edited The Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club, featuring Kathy Bates, which won the Emmy Award for Best Historical Film, and several audience and best feature doc awards.
Some of Monique's other work includes Sundance’s Film Forward selection The Light In Her Eyes (POV, 2012), Limited Partnership (Winner 2015 IDA Humanitas Award; Independent Lens), CITY 40 (2017 Emmy Nominee for Best Investigative Documentary; Hot Docs and Sheffield Grand Jury Prize Nominee), Abortion: Stories Women Tell (HBO Documentary Films; 2018 Emmy Nominee for Best Social Issue Documentary), Served Like a Girl (SXSW, 2017), The American Meme (Tribeca and Hot Docs, 2018; Netflix), and Harry & Meghan (Netflix, 2022).