My Story


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


Grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with rolling hills and farms in my backyard. Where the nights get so black that you can walk down the path by star light. This is where I first started to love capturing images of the Pennsylvania forest.

Went to college at Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia, majored in Film & Television and minored in Cinema Studies. Savannah filled with Spanish moss, porch chilling, and lots of bugs.

Currently in Chicago, the Windy City. The skyline that reaches to its own stars and a lake that feels like an ocean.

She has dabbled in experimental, commercial, documentary, and narrative. Currently works at Cutters.