Faith McQuinn

editor. writer. director.

About Me

I was raised in Franklin, Tenn. and have spent more than half my life writing and shooting films. In the eighth grade, I wrote and directed my first film. In high school, I wrote a short that was recognized by the Director’s Guild of America, directed a one-act stage play, and could always be found behind a camera catching moments with my friends.

At Western Kentucky University, I decided to pursue a degree in creative writing with a minor in production. That's where I discovered a love of editing and directing. I made two music videos for local bands and six short films--three of which won awards at the Western Kentucky Film Festival in 2000 and 2001.

Following a year of working on live television and independent films in Tennessee and Kentucky, I was off to Southern California. I received my MFA in Film Production from Chapman University in Orange, Calif.

After finishing school, I worked in post-production at various production houses in LA and Orange County including Magical Elves, the company behind TOP CHEF. Feeling the need to return to my Southern roots, I moved back to Tennessee where I work as a freelance video editor and writer as well as a part-time film instructor at The Art Institute of Tennessee and MTSU.

In 2015, I started Observer Pictures, a production company with the sole purpose of creating original entertaining content every year. Thus far, Observer Pictures has two short films completed and one narrative podcast in production.

Select Videos

From documentaries to short films, from music videos to business promos--I've done all kinds of work to tell a multitude of stories.

"Tending Angels" Music Video

Trailer for feature doc Chipping Away

Trailer for short film Lunch with Parents

Replace Your Mortgage Promotional Video

"The Portal" Mock Promo


Select Projects

Sherry Cothran, "Tending Angels," music video (2017)
UR Life Media, promotional (2015 - present)
Replace Your Mortgage, promotional (2015 - present)
Lunch with Parents, short narrative (2016)
Chipping Away: The Life and Legacy of Sculptor William Edmondson, feature documentary (2016)
Register, short narrative (2015)
The Gideons International, DVD series segments (2008-2014)
ALA Humanitas, short documentary (2011)
Alice Randall, Rebel Yell book trailer (2009)
Too Black Too Fast - “Run,” music video (2009) web commercials (2008)
Jypsi - “I Don’t Love You Like That” Music Video/EPK (2008)

Work experience

Middle Tennessee State University, adjunct faculty
2016 - present

The Art Institute of Tennessee, adjunct faculty
2009 - present

Cloudland TV, story editor
Jan - March 2008

Prime Entertainment Group, writer, editor, and segment producer
Jun - Nov 2007

Shelter Post, post production coordinator
Oct. 2006 - June 2007


Chapman University
MFA Film Production

Western Kentucky University
BA English - Creative Writing

Contact Me

Are you looking for an editor, a writer or a director? Would you like to know more about what I do? I’ve worked in tons of different budget ranges, so I could be exactly the storyteller you need. Let’s talk!