Pedro Kos
Writer/Producer, The Great Hack

Pedro Kos is an award-winning filmmaker living in Los Angeles. His feature documentary directorial debut, Bending the Arc (co-directed with Kief Davidson), about the epic story of the global health movement told through the intimate narrative of a group of pioneers, premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Pedro recently wrote and produced Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer's Netflix Original Documentary The Great Hack, which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. He also edited Noujaim's Academy Award nominee The Square, which earned him an Emmy Award for Best Editing for a Non-Fiction Program.

Pedro's other work includes editing Lucy Walker's Academy Award-nominated documentary feature Waste Land, for which he also won the Cinema Brazil Grand Prize for Best Documentary Editing. The film went on to win audience awards at both the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival, and the IDA Award for Best Feature Documentary Film.

Pedro also edited Walker's documentary feature film The Crash Reel (2013 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award winner). Prior to that, he edited Jon Shenk's The Island President (2011 Toronto Film Festival Documentary People's Choice Award winner). Additional past work includes Elemental, directed by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee and Gayatri Roshan, and Freida Mock's Sing China! , on both of which he also served as 2nd unit director. In 2008, Pedro was the 2nd unit director on Jessica Sanders' March of the Living.

Pedro is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and received his BA in Theater Directing from Yale University.

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