The Wonderful Wizards of Post

curated by Amanda Durett Cercone

Whether the medium is film or video, the edit is where the story comes together. Once production wraps, someone needs to put all the pieces together and make sense out of hours of footage. This is where the post-production team comes in. An editor, usually with a director or producer, crafts the story, adds music, sound, effects, and finishing touches. But what if different editors took the same footage and received no direction on what the intent of the finished product was to be? Would each editor come up with a different story, or would the footage always transpire into the same story? The Wonderful Wizards of Post explores this phenomena. Can The Wizard of Oz become a horror film? A romance? A surreal experience? Or something entirely different? Would the good become evil and the evil become good? Watch and see what happens to this well-loved film.

  • artists:
    Amanda Durett Cercone
    Perry DiMarco
    Russ Mendelson
    Evald Ridore
Amanda Durett Cercone is an Emmy Award-winning editor based in New York City. With almost 20 years of editing for television, film, sports programming, and corporate clients, her work has been featured on Food Network, HGTV, TLC, Bravo, NFL Films, FOX, Animal Planet, and YES Network. She is a graduate of the Art Institute of Philadelphia, where her student editing and directing work was later featured in a national commercial for the school. A career that involves music, storytelling, and pushing buttons has proven to be a perfect fit. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and children.

apexart’s program supporters past and present include the National Endowment for the Arts, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Kettering Family Foundation, the Buhl Foundation, The Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Spencer Brownstone, the Kenneth A. Cowin Foundation, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., William Talbott Hillman Foundation/Affirmation Arts Fund, the Fifth Floor Foundation, the Consulate General of Israel in New York, The Puffin Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and administered by LMCC, funds from NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund, with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, as well as the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.