Cabin Editing Company today announced a major expansion of its New York office, with six new hires including head of production Sari Resnick, and five new editors: Alvaro del Val, Carla Luffe, Nina Sacharow, Dylan Edwards, and Matt Schaff. Cabin editor Robert Lopuski has also joined the company’s New York roster from Los Angeles.
Cabin’s New York office opened in May of this year under the leadership of managing partner Maggie Meade, and the growing team has signed a lease for 7,500 square feet of office space in Soho, claiming the 5th floor and rooftop of the L’Atelier at 446 Broadway designed by Murdock Solon Architects. Cabin is working with Maison Trouvaille on interior design.
“Our momentum over the last six months has been nonstop as we’ve been building our talent base and taking on exciting projects including Mountain Dew, Instagram, VW, and Match.com,” shared Meade. “Each person on the team brings a complementary energy and skill set, and we’re thrilled to officially announce our roster and to soon welcome clients into our beautiful new space right in the heart of Soho.”
Sari Resnick brings extensive experience to her role as head of production, with deep industry knowledge and an affable personality that shine through in her dedication to every job. She joins Cabin from Droga5’s in-house agency Second Child, where she served as executive post producer. She previously held post producer roles at Work Editorial, where she was part of the team that spearheaded the opening of their New York office, as well as Bikini Editorial and Peepshow Post. Before she transitioned into the producer role, Sari worked her way up as an assistant editor and then cutting assistant at top shops including Final Cut, Cosmo Street, and Filmcore/Beast Editorial. As a producer, her work has earned multiple awards including Cannes Lions and Clios.
Alvaro del Val
Alvaro del Val is an award-winning editor and storyteller who believes that emotion is the key to any visual piece. Born and raised in Bilbao, Spain, he has made a name for himself as one of the top editors in several international markets, first with Spain’s Prisa Group, followed by Serena Digital in both Madrid and Dubai, then at Uppercut and WAX in New York, and now Cabin.
His work includes a range of commercials, music videos, and documentary shorts, with brand clients including Volvo, Fitbit, American Express, Nike, Adidas, Google, VANS, Mercedes, Nestle, and others. Alvaro is known for his ability to tap into emotions and connect viewers to the story in a way that transcends the screen. He has earned awards from the ad industry’s top shows including AICE, AICP, Cannes Lions, D&AD, and The One Show.
Carla Luffe is an internationally acclaimed editor working across commercials, music videos, television, and feature films. She is innately talented at crafting nuanced emotional journeys frame by frame. Her editing career began at production house Zentropa, later joining Trim and Rock Paper Scissors for commercial work, now finding a home at Cabin. In 2018 Carla received Denmark’s highest honor, a Robert Award, for her outstanding work on The Guilty (winner of the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award).
She was also named Editor of the Year at the 2020 Ciclope Festival, and has earned accolades from Cannes Lions, the Clios, D&AD, AICP, The One Show, and Eurobest. She has collaborated with many of the world’s leading brands including Nike, H&M, Volkswagen, and Volvo. She splits her time between New York and Europe.
Nina Sacharow specializes in evocative documentary-style branded content and commercials. Born and raised in New York City, she has worked on a range of projects over the past decade through in-house roles at Vice Media, Droga5, and others, working with clients including Facebook, Paramount, Sprint, Logitech, and IHOP. She earned a D&AD Graphite Pencil for Best Editing as well as accolades from The One Show, Cannes Lions, and the Webby Awards for the COVID-era “Never Lost” spot for Facebook, which has over 200 million views to date.
She also edited the viral “When It’s All Over” PSA for Reform Alliance, which revealed the horrors of the U.S. prison system, as well as the documentary short “Living Distance,” which was featured in the 2020 Sundance New Frontier program. Nina approaches each edit with an open mind, an innate instinct for uncovering the beats of any story, and a collaborative creative process.
Dylan Edwards is a Brooklyn-based editor who deftly blends fast-paced editing with dramatic narrative tension. Working seamlessly across genres, he is a thoughtful and eclectic storyteller who approaches each project with curiosity and openness.
He has edited commercial, music video, and documentary projects for some of the world’s most recognizable brands and talent, including the recent “Star-Crossed” 50-minute visual album for Kacey Musgraves, and brand work including campaigns for Facebook, Google, Match.com, Marriott, Nissan, Vogue, and Louis Vuitton. Dylan began his career in the news and documentary world at ABC News before stepping out on his own to pursue freelance editing full time, building a wide network of relationships with directors and agencies that he brings to Cabin.
Matt Schaff is known for his genre-bending work that combines narrative and music video techniques with documentary elements. He has collaborated with many top brands and musical artists to help tell their stories, and his projects have screened at SXSW and Tribeca, and earned a YDA Gold Screen award, Silver Clio, and several Vimeo Staff Picks.
Matt has worked with brands including Adidas, Nike, the NFL, Remy Martin, Versace, and Michelob, and musicians including Leon Bridges, J. Cole, The Chainsmokers, and Lewis Capaldi. His documentary projects include feature films Some Kind of Heaven and Maybe Next Year and shorts While You Were Sleeping, Leon, The Happiest Guy In the World, and Every Nite is Emo Nite.
Cabin is repped by Hunky Dory on the East Coast, in addition to Baer Brown in the Midwest and Red Rep on the West Coast.