"Mohamed is the first Egyptian editor to have ever won an Emmy for editing and to have worked on a film that's been nominated for an Academy Award; I think this speaks volumes of his extraordinary talent" -Amy Eldon
"Mohamed was truthfully one of the main reasons we made it to the Oscars" -Jehane Noujaim
"Manasterly could deliver edits that had the polished look of a planned and orchestrated piece" -Bassem Youssef
"Mohamed is easy to work with and can adapt to almost any work environment" -Geralyn Dreyfous
"A born storyteller with a fascinating perspective" -Jon Turteltaub
Film // Video Editor
Avid // Final Cut Pro // Premiere
Available for freelance and contract jobs
on location or at my studio
Mohamed El Manasterly is an Emmy Award winning, bilingual video editor with a diverse professional experience - from documentaries and narratives to commercials and talk shows. Known for mixing editing styles, his fluency in Arabic and English has allowed him to bridge the gap between both cultures, producing films that are understood by a wide audience.
El Manasterly moved from Cairo to Los Angeles in 2014 after winning an Emmy for Best Picture Editing for the documentary THE SQUARE, a 2014 Oscar nominee for Best Documentary. El Manasterly's films have won numerous awards at Sundance Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, the IDA Awards, Sheffield Film Festival, Dubai Film Festival, DOC NYC, and IDFA.
Most recently, El Manasterly worked on a docu-series with Legendary Pictures and the Emmy award winning directors/producers, the Konwiser Brothers. The project included scalable assets, aimed to create a movement across the country in support of innovation and STEM in America.
El Manasterly is represented by Ivana Savic through GSK Talent.