Aaron I. Naar

Aaron Naar is a lead Editor and Director at Editree. A Film Independent and IFP Documentary Lab alumnus and a recipient of the Pacific Pioneer Fund, he has participated in Independent Film Week and Spotlight on Documentaries, the Film Independent Forum, and Points North Pitch. His feature directorial debut, MATEO, was nominated for the Grand Jury Award at the 2014 South by Southwest Film Festival and went on to be distributed in the USA and Canada by XLrator Media. It is currently available worldwide on Netflix. Over the past several years, Naar has directed and edited a wide range of short and long format work for Editree.

In 2016, his editorial work won an Emmy for Outstanding Short Format Nonfiction Series for Inside Look: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. In 2018, his work received the same nomination for The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story: America’s Obsessions. And in 2015, his work received its first Emmy nomination for American Horror Story: Extra-Ordinary Artists.


Filmmaker Magazine | "Building Trust with the Gringo Mariachi" | 20 August 2015
WYNC, NPR | "The Surprisingly Dark Story of 'Gringo Mariachi'" | 24 July 2014
Rooftop Films | "Meet the Filmmakers: Aaron I. Naar (Mateo)" | 18 July 2014
Alternavox | "Reel Notes — Hot Docs 2014: Dir. Aaron Naar" | 01 May 2014
KPCC, SoCal Public Radio, NPR | "Anglo Mariachi, Now a Documentary" | 13 March 2014
Film Independent | "Doc Lab Success Story: How Mateo Got Made" | 10 March 2014
Indiewood/Hollywoodn't | "2014 SXSW Filmmaker Profile" | 03 March 2014