Aletta is a Berlin-based film editor who has been working in documentary, fiction and television since 2007.
I am interested in a broad spectrum of filmmaking, from genre films to social issue documentaries. It is precisely this diversity which makes editing such engaging work.
Each project offers me the opportunity to immerse myself into new topics, characters, storytelling approaches, and learn new things. It is challenging and very fulfilling to be able to use this growing knowledge in my everyday life.
Feeling into a films’ characters, using my empathy to understand their motivations, desires, hopes and fears is my approach to the story. I want the audience to feel them, to fall in love with them – or hate them. Just as I do. Or just as needed.
We can create emotions and spark thoughts with each choice of image or sound. The viewer takes a feeling or question home. A discussion begins and the film’s objective has left the screening room. Change happens.
As an editor, I cherish the opportunity to work on important films which have the capacity to empower people and foster change.