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Michelle Hanks

Non-fiction filmmaker and editor
Brooklyn, NY US
Available for Freelance
An independent editor and filmmaker with a passion for vérité-driven documentaries.


Michelle is a Tennessean raised, Chinese American editor and filmmaker currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Most recently, Michelle worked at USA Today as a staff visual journalist. She is a graduate of Western Kentucky University's photojournalism program and of the Danish School of Media and Journalism's international photo program. She's also a proud member of BIPOC Editors and A-Doc. Michelle strive to tell stories through a lens of nuance and intimacy.