Editor & Filmmaker



Mimi Wilcox is a freelance Chicago-based documentary editor, shooter and filmmaker. She honed her documentary editing skills working at documentary powerhouse Kartemquin Films, which instilled in her a deep understanding of documentary ethics and empathy building that she brings to every project she cuts.

Her work has screened at the Cleveland International Film Festival and Mill Valley Film Festival and has been broadcasted on PBS, in Japan and across Africa.

She is the DP and editor for the documentary series UNINSURABLE, which was workshopped in Kartemquin Films' Labs Program and secured partnerships with Kindling Group and Upworthy that reached over half a million viewers.

She has shot for National Geographic and feature documentaries around the world, and edited for corporate and non-profit clients including Shure Inc., Sotheby's, Nikon, Zipcar, and the American Lung Association, among others. 

Mimi was born and raised in Northern California. Before becoming a full-time editor, she studied Economics and Russian at the University of Chicago. She is conversational in Spanish and Russian.