LOS ANGELES, USA // Lenny Mesina is an award-winning film, commercial and music video editor whose collaborations with diverse groups of filmmakers, artists, and musicians has led to editing an eclectic mix of projects over the course of his career.
Originally from New York City, Lenny attended San Francisco’s Academy of Art University before moving back to Los Angeles in 2000. He began editing music videos under the guidance of acclaimed editor Chris Hafner at the Venice boutique post house Brass Knuckles Editorial.
While at Brass Knuckles, Sunset Edit and Cutters Editorial, Lenny found a new creative calling in the world of documentary filmmaking, beginning with the street art film Beautiful Losers. Lenny went on to edit the Sundance Film Festival breakout and award-winning feature Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest directed by Michael Rapaport which chronicled the rise and resurgence of the groundbreaking hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest. Lenny also edited the documentary film MANNY about Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, which spoke to Lenny’s Filipino-American heritage. Recently, Lenny edited the Emmy Award-winning HBO series Sonic Highways directed by Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl, and the music film Living on Soul which features the late, great soul singers Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley and Daptone Records’ sold out residency at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater.
In addition to Lenny’s film work, his credits include: commercials for brands such as Beats by Dre, BMW, CHANEL, Fiat, and Google; music videos for Adele, Blink 182, Common, Green Day, and 30 Seconds to Mars; as well as installations for MOCA’s “Art in the Streets” street art survey, Nike’s Beijing Olympics launch and IBM’s Centennial “THINK” exhibit at the Lincoln Center in New York.
Always on the look out for innovative projects and inspiring stories to tell, Lenny is currently represented by Therapy Studios in Playa Vista and lives in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles.