Joe Bini has been working professionally as a filmmaker for over twenty years, primarily as an editor, in both documentary and fiction forms. He is best known for his long-time collaboration with Werner Herzog, comprising over 20 films in all and extending through narrative films including, Rescue Dawn and The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, to such notable documentaries as, Little Dieter Needs to Fly, Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, and Into the Abyss. Their most recent collaboration is an historical drama called, Queen of the Desert, coming soon to at theater near you.
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, a film that he cut and co-wrote, won the Documentary Film Editing Award at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction Writing. He was awarded the Prix Vulcain De L’Artiste-Technicien at the 2010 Cannes film festival for the editing of the narrative film, We Need to Talk About Kevin, directed by Lynne Ramsay. He recently had the pleasure of working with Nick Broomfield on his documentary feature, Tales of the Grim Sleeper.