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 in Nashville.

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.

Trailer for feature doc Chipping Away

Trailer for short film Register

"Run" Music Video

"The Portal" Mock Promo


Select Projects

Chipping Away: The Life and Legacy of Sculptor William Edmondson, feature documentary (2016)
Register, short narrative (2015)
UR Life Media, trailers (2015- )
The Gideons International, DVD series segments (2008-2014)
ALA Humanitas, short documentary (2011)
The Man Behind the Apron, short narrative (2011)
Alice Randall, Rebel Yell book trailer (2009)
Too Black Too Fast - “Run,” music video (2009) web commercials (2008)
Women in Film and Television-Nashville Promo Spot (2008)
Jypsi - “I Don’t Love You Like That” Music Video/EPK (2008)

Work experience

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!