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John Haptas

John Haptas is a documentary film editor. Among his editing credits are Soundtrack to a Riot for Frontline World (Emmy Nomination), Hunting the Hidden Dimension, a program on fractal geometry for PBS Nova ("Pierre-Gilles de Gennes" Science Film Prize), and Inside Guantanamo Bay, a two-hour National Geographic Explorer special (editor/co-writer; Emmy nominations for Best Documentary and for Writing). He recently finished editing Regarding Susan Sontag (Tribeca Film Festival, Special Jury Award; HBO broadcast December 2014).

[bio courtesy of the filmmaker] 

Filmography

Recent Reviews

Tokyo Waka

great photography. the message is confusing but interesting


Tokyo Waka

Strange magic flows in the atmosphere of this documentary. The more time we spend with the crows--loud, hairy troll-like creatures with wings--the more they seem to take on mystical characteristics...


Tokyo Waka

Really love this subtle and poetic film that is at once a portrait of Tokyo and a meditation on the relationship between humans and other creatures.


Tokyo Waka

Really enjoyed this film! Very well done.


Tokyo Waka

Memorable for the evocation of Tokyo and its crows, the city's homeless people and its overgrown, intergrown architecture. The documentary's varied and articulate speakers and points of view lift the...