Christina Stiles is a documentary editor based in New York and Los Angeles.
She is best known for her work on the critically acclaimed feature Red Penguins by Emmy-nominated director Gabe Polsky. The film chronicles the short-lived joint venture between the Pittsburgh Penguins and famed Russian Red Army hockey team after the collapse of the Soviet Union, shedding light on the tumultuous relationship between the two countries. Red Penguins premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and subsequently played at DOC NYC and other internationally renowned festivals.
Red Penguins was acquired for worldwide distribution by Universal Pictures. The movie was nominated for Best Sports Documentary at the 2020 Critics Choice Documentary Awards and Best Documentary Screenplay at the 2021 Writers Guild Awards.
More recently Christina worked as an additional editor on two-time Oscar-nominated director Lucy Walker’s feature Bring Your Own Brigade. The documentary follows the aftermath of the 2018 Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California's history, exploring why wildfires continue to grow more dangerous with each year. Bring Your Own Brigade made its world premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and was selected by A.O. Scott of The New York Times as one of his top five films at the festival. The film was acquired by Paramount and released in theaters August 2021.
In between feature films Christina works in the TV, new media and advertising spaces editing content for companies like VICE Media, BET, Chobani, Arts + Sciences and more. Her series work includes “Essentials,” which follows essential workers as they cope with the early days of the pandemic, and "By Her Rules," which showcases five women overcoming society's obstacles to further their athletic careers. Her work has been featured on PBS, The New York Times, Olympic Channel, BBC, Hulu, Vice on TV, YouTube, TED and other platforms.
Christina is always looking for new collaborators with whom she can illuminate untold stories and subjects with. To inquire about her future availability click here.