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Julie Busse
Video Editor & Screenwriter

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Festival of New York - Kickoff Video

Festival of New York - Kickoff Video

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A.I.M. by Kyle Abraham "Requiem" Teaser

A.I.M. by Kyle Abraham "Requiem" Teaser

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Through Her Eyes 2022 Trailer

Through Her Eyes 2022 Trailer

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Mexican Cultural Institute - Independence Day Celebration

Mexican Cultural Institute - Independence Day Celebration

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Kuishi Na Simba
(Living With Lions)

Curiosity Stream, Siima Media, Ouragan Films

Directed by Erica Rugabandana

Produced by Jacqueline Farmer

DP Cyril Barbacon

Edited by Julie Rooney Busse

Two lioness sisters raise their young cubs in Serengeti amongst the abundance of the great herd migrations. But when the lean season arrives, the lionesses have no other option but to prey on the cattle of the Omosoka family, who live in the village bordering Serengeti. The attacks divide the family. Rugari wants to poison and kill the lions, but his daughter Nyange will do everything in her power to save them.

Wild Places

Music by Aaron Travers

Video by Julie Busse

Explore some of the world's last wild places in this orchestral and video collaboration. 

Premieres November 2024 at the Indiana University Cinema

Editor and Screenwriter
Nominated in 2022 for NY Emmy
GWP ITC Stills - Les Ballet Afrik 2 by D

Amidst the pandemic, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim produced performing arts creative bubbles for artists to work safely together again. Go behind the scenes as artists return to the studio and stage for the first time since the pandemic. Featuring Music From The SoleLes Ballet Afrik, Ephrat Asherie Dance, The Missing Element, Jamar Roberts, and Seven Deadly Sins.

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Julie (Rooney) Busse is an Emmy-nominated film editor with a dance-informed editing style that prioritized storytelling through movement. She specializes in nature film, dance film, and art cinema. She has edited for PBS, Curiosity Stream, WWF, The Guggenheim, and others including many of America's leading choreographers and dance organizations. Julie holds an M.F.A. in film from the University of Colorado Boulder, and is a member of Think Lemonade Productions, Dancing Camera, and the Jackson Wild Collective.

Dancing Camera, NYC
Think Lemonade Productions, Singapore

Jackson Wild Collective, WY


Denver, CO


MFA, The University of Colorado

Studio Art: Film


BA, DePauw University

Studio Art: Video Magna Cum Laude

Exchange, The Glasgow School of Art

Animation and Illustration

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Cover video credits: "Wild Places" Source photos by Aaron Travers

Isolation to Creation Video and Image Credits: Image of Les Ballet Afrik; Background video, filmed by Nic Petry of Dancing Camera, edited by Julie Rooney

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