María Celeste is a bilingual Video Editor from Puerto Rico. After a decade in New York City, studying filmmaking at NYU and doing post-production for a variety of video and virtual reality content, she moved to Los Angeles, CA to continue honing her craft.
Most recently, Mari was Lead Assistant Editor on Beyoncé’s Coachella documentary, Homecoming (2019). She also won Best Editor at Festival de Cine Europe en Puerto Rico for the short film María (2019) about mental health in Puerto Rico following the most devastating hurricane to strike the island in modern history.
In 2018 she went on tour with Beyoncé and Jay-Z as part of their On The Run II content team, and worked closely with the Parkwood team to finish, conform and deliver The Carters’ joint music video Apesh*t. After that she traveled with them to South Africa for Global Citizen, and to India for a private wedding performance.
Mari’s work includes Red Noise, a short film that she wrote, directed, and funded via Kickstarter. It premiered at the IPRHFF in 2014. Her thesis film at NYU, Natural Nonsense, was exhibited at art galleries in New York City and Puerto Rico, gaining the attention of CinéWomen for an interview published in their Biennial Edition in 2016. She also co-edited a feature film called Not me, Murphy that debuted at MIX NYC 26, The 26th New York Queer Experimental Film Festival.