about me

Yeah I don't like selfies either, but an about me page seemed appropriate.

My obsession with storytelling has always been a part of my life. I was constantly watching films, telling others' stories, and creating story in my own life. I was a dramatic kid. I remember when every day on the way to school it was imperative I have music in my ears, via a tape or CD walkman. I couldn't live without it. It set the tone for the day, and helped me reflect on whatever drama was going on in my life. (Yes, my world was very heavy and complicated from eleven to fourteen). It was my soundtrack. So I waited, for the right beat to hit the play button. Maybe it was when my mother pulled out of the driveway or when we turned the corner to see the school ahead; or maybe it was when I hit the peak of whatever adolescent emotion I was having. Then, I'd stash the walkman away in my backpack, and the story continued into class. I made use of my time in Algebra 1 to write the dissertation of the day (a.k.a the daily three page note to by best friend), and when the teacher wasn't looking, I would sneak the music in my ears to set the mood. Of course sometimes I got caught, and the walkman (and sometimes the note) was confiscated; or if it was one those times I gave lip, I was sent to the hall. But even then, on the cold cement floor of the hallway, the story continued and music still lingered in my ears. I felt alive. Like I was always in some whirlwind adventurous romance, even on the most boring or saddest of days.

The way life was in a movie, was it for me. Which was kind of warped at times, but hey my sense of humor developed, darkly. And being from the deep south kept my sense of character rich. In my late teens, I found my place in theater. It opened me up to a deeper, uninhibited way of expressing myself. I loved being an actress, but as though the stage wasn't intoxicating enough, filmmaking came knocking on my door. It offered even more creative possibilities. Almost endless. I was hooked. I was hooked on characters. I was hooked on story. I was hooked on how to pull those things together, manipulate it, and make it real.

Now that you know a little something about how I got here...Hello, and thank you for visiting my website. My name is Whitney Trower. I am an editor and filmmaker based in New York City. I began editing professionally in 2008 during college; and in 2012, I edited my first feature film, "Death as Life," which received VOD distribution in 2013. Most recently, I finished a documentary feature called, "What's Love Got To Do With It;" and shortly before, I finished a feature comedy-drama called, "The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle," which I also co-produced. In 2014, I had the pleasure to edit "Ella at the Library," a short comedy, which screened at several New York and New Jersey film festivals and is now streaming on Brooklyn On Demand by the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival. Further details on these films can be found on this site under “Explore Projects.” Please feel free to reach out to me via Facebook, Linkedin or grab my information from the contact page. I would love to hear from you.