Josie grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film. She then earned an MFA in Film Production with an emphasis in editing at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.
She began her career in feature films as an assistant editor on such films as GOOSEBUMPS, HOW TO BE SINGLE and BLACK PANTHER. As an editor, Josie has worked on a variety of projects including SUMMER ’03, a feature film selected for competition at SXSW 2018, and DON’T LOOK DEEPER, an original Quibi series directed by Catherine Hardwicke.
She serves as co-chair of the Women’s Steering Committee at the Motion Picture Editor’s Guild and is a junior mentor in the ACE Diversity Mentorship Program. She recently was awarded the 2020 Sally Menke Memorial Fellowship by the Sundance Institute.
For more info on Josie and her approach to editing, check out her interview for the podcast MAKING MOVIES IS HARD – Ep.252.