J.D. Funari is a Los Angeles based movie trailer editor whose work has appeared on campaigns for filmmakers such as David Fincher, Steven Soderbergh, Denis Villeneuve, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Jonathan Glazer, Jean-Marc Vallée, and Alex Garland.
For over 5 years J.D. was employed by Mark Woollen & Associates, one of the premiere movie marketing agencies in the United States, where he edited multiple Clio Entertainment and Golden Trailer award winning trailers, and widely seen pieces for Annihilation, Sicario, and Fifty Shades of Grey. His editorial has also been featured on campaigns for the Academy Award winning movies Birdman, Fences, and Room.
J.D. currently works at Netflix in Hollywood, CA as part of their in-house marketing department within Creative Studio. His short film directorial debut Exposure is now screening in film festivals world-wide.
Whether it’s in the theater or on YouTube, movie trailers are as popular as ever and remain the cornerstone of most AV marketing strategies. J.D. will break down the process of crafting a trailer from an editor’s perspective, exploring examples from his portfolio and shedding light on the joys and challenges of the medium.