Issue: Editing - Jun 16, 2003


NEW YORK - Editorial/design house Northern Lights Post ( has added editor Andrew Malenda to its creative staff. Malenda joins Northern Lights after having most recently worked at NYC's The Refinery, where he cut numerous spots for the Independent Film Channel, Bravo, Lifetime and ESPN.

Since joining Northern Lights, Malenda, operating a Avid Media Composer 9000 with Sapphire FX plug-ins, has worked on "Tracks of Time," a new branding campaign for the International Division of The History Channel; promo spots for Independent Film Channel/Bravo's Independent Spirit Awards telecast; a promo campaign for Bravo's "Women in Film" special and spots for Bravo's Cirque de Soleil - Cirque Varekai; and the launch campaign for the new College Sports Network.

In addition to his spot work, Malenda has cut several indie films, namely "Garmento." a dark comedy by director Michele Maher about the underside of the fashion industry, and the short mystery "Amnesia" directed by Margaret Harris. In addition, Malenda is currently directing and editing his own film.

He began his career in 1996, working as a negative cutter for N&D Film & Video, New York and notes that his time there proved to be a valuable learning experience for his work as an editor. While at N&D Film & Video, Malenda worked on films the Coen Brothers and Abel Ferrara, among others.

Malenda's addition is the latest in a series of recent moves by Northern Lights to expand their creative talent, grow their roster and offer clients more resources. In January they launched their visual effects/graphic design division led by designer Tera Petersen, last month they added veteran editor Robert Pennington and late last year hired editor C. Scott Gorman from MTV.