Jacob Bricca, ACE is an award-winning Tucson-based film director, producer, editor and author who holds a post as Associate Professor at the University of Arizona's School of Theatre, Film & Television. He has edited over a dozen feature films including the international theatrical hit Lost In La Mancha, the New Yorker Films theatrical release Con Artist, the Independent Lens Audience Award winner Jimmy Scott: If You Only Knew, and the 2016 Sundance Special Jury Prize winner The Bad Kids. His most recent feature as editor and producer, Missing in Brooks County, has won over 20 awards including a George Foster Peabody Award. His directorial credits include Pure, which premiered at the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival and played at festivals from India to Brazil, and Finding Tatanka, which premiered at the 2014 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and screened at 18 other venues
including the Maysles Documentary Center in New York City. Students from his tenure as head of the production program at Wesleyan University include director Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), producer Dan Janvey (Nomadland, Brimstone & Glory) and editor Jennifer Lame (Tenet, Hereditary, Marriage Story), and his students from the University of Arizona are working in every corner of the film business. He is the author of Documentary Editing: Principles and Practice, which is part of the curriculum in film schools worldwide, including USC, UCLA, and the Met Film School in London. He teaches classes on editing, documentary history, and documentary and narrative filmmaking, and is Producer of the gala film event I Dream in Widescreen. He was inducted into the American Cinema Editors in 2018.