Origin: Evanston, IL
Education: Boston University
Emmett Adler is an award-winning documentary editor and a 2022 DOC NYC 40 Under 40 honoree. He has worked on multiple Emmy-winning projects including Showtime's 16 SHOTS (2019) and YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY (2014), and he was awarded a New York Emmy as the editor of SNY's 62,000:1: THREE TEAMS, ONE CITY, ONE YEAR (2019). His most recent editing work includes the History Channel mini-series THEODORE ROOSEVELT (2022, executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio), the Peacock series SHADOWLAND (2022, executive produced by Joe Berlinger), and a forthcoming Netflix limited series (produced by The Cinemart) that has not yet been announced.
In 2022, Emmett also made his directorial debut with END OF THE LINE, a well-received feature documentary about the NYC subway crisis and the dire state of America’s infrastructure. EOTL premiered at the DOC NYC film festival and was released by Gravitas Ventures on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Google Play, and more.
In addition to his documentary collaborations, Emmett has worked on national television spots and branded content for clients including Target, ESPN, Disney, and New Balance. Emmett contributes in the community as the director of the Chicago chapter of the Video Consortium, a global nonprofit that supports, connects, and develops nonfiction filmmakers.