My Story

Emily Tolan is a film editor currently based out of Chicago, IL.


Originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, growing up with Amish neighbors. It really made for some beautiful starry nights when there was no street lights. This is where I first started to pick up my camera.

Decided to go to a warmer climate (and a beach) at Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia. Majored in Film & Television with a minor of Cinema Studies.

Currently in Chicago… the Windy City. Been here for 5 years and now I never want to leave.

I’ve worked with documentaries, narratives, commercial, and experimentals. Currently works at Cutters.