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Cutting to the chase


Cutting to the chase



Rams, directed by Gary Hustwit and edited by Kayla Sklar, is a New York Times Critic's Pick! The film is currently available on DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD formats.

”It’s unfussy, uncontrived functional filmmaking with everything in the service of the subject and the viewer, just like Rams would have wanted.“ – POV Magazine

“This film adheres to Rams’s aesthetics by being brisk, matter of fact, well lighted and composed of clean lines, metaphorically speaking.” - The New York Times

Additional press for Rams: Wired, The Boston Globe, Hollywood Reporter, and Architectural Digest.

Rolling Stone Magazine premiered rock-country singer JD McPherson's latest music video for "Jubilee," directed by Gary Hustwit and edited by Kayla Sklar. Read (and watch!) all about it here.

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Note: Some of the following scenes require a PASSWORD to view! If you haven't already received one, feel free to email hello@kaylasklar.com

Documentary Samples

For over fifty years, Dieter Rams has left an indelible mark on the field of product design and the world at large with his iconic work at Braun and Vitsoe. Rams is a design documentary, but also a rumination on consumerism, materialism, and sustainability.

Rams recalls his childhood fascination with the local funicular. (1:30)

Rams explains the mechanics and philosophy behind Braun’s portable radio/record player. (1:30)

A high school football coach attempts to balance his team's journey
to the State Championship with his teenage son's cancer diagnosis.

An important announcement is made about Austin's prognosis during halftime, and a Saturday afternoon practice reveals Coach Dale's concerns. (3:43)

In the film's closing moments, Coach Dale and his family enjoy a post-championship evening at home. (2:30)

Five voters across the country cast their ballots on November 6th, 2016.

Brenda visits a South Carolina detention center to collect ballots of pre-trial inmates. (3:16)

Brenda visits the home of two senior citizens who fought against South Carolina's voter ID laws. (3:58)


A young woman with a binge-eating disorder is sent to live with her estranged relatives.


After a fight with her best friend, a starving and drug-addled Sole seeks comfort. (6:00)


A troubled man returns home to rural Vermont and attempts to build a log cabin,
hoping to prove that he’s capable of leading a more virtuous life.

In the continuation of the opening sequence, a lonely and silent Dink revisits the home of his recently deceased father. (4:16)

Dink runs into his long-ago love interest at their old stomping ground. (2:34)


Artist Jack Whitten talks to Frieze about his life and work in his Queens studio. (3:25)

For the 2017 Future of StoryTelling Summit. By harnessing the powers of neurotechnology, Justin Sanchez and his team at DARPA have been able to help people overcome paralysis and gain independence. (4:17)

A moody bacchanal music video for singer-songwriter JD McPherson. (4:47)

Editor of Blah Blah Land for L Train Productions. A parody of La La Land, this comedic short was released on Valentine's Day. (7:08)

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Kayla Sklar is the editor of the NYT Critic’s Pick documentary, Rams. She takes on editing projects ranging from documentaries to narrative films, web series to artist interviews, corporate and private event videos, and everything in between. Previous client work includes videos for Instagram, Frieze London, and Future of Storytelling. A graduate of The Edit Center in New York, she studied with Oscar-nominated editor Geoffrey Richman (Murderball, Sicko, The Cove) and Betsy Kagen (From Nowhere, All This Panic).  She also assisted Hannah Vanderlan (HBO's Going Clear, Emmy winner for Best Documentary) and Ron Dulin (Women Who Kill) in teaching the "The Art of Editing" course to the next generation of film editors. She served multiple years on the judging committee of the Peabody Awards and has worked at the Tribeca Film Festival.

She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Email:  Hello@KaylaSklar.com
Phone:  678-557-3949




Rams - Editor

Feature-length. Director Gary Hustwit.

Synopsis: Rams is a documentary portrait of Dieter Rams, one of the most influential designers alive, and a rumination on consumerism, sustainability, and the future of design. New York Times Critic's Pick.

Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History - Assistant Editor

Eight episode CNN series. Produced by Show of Force Productions and Seven Bucks Productions.

Synopsis: From the March on Washington to the riots at Stonewall – Soundtracks will illuminate how music has played an integral role in celebrating, criticizing, and amplifying these seismic events in our collective history.

One Vote - Additional Editor

Feature-length. Produced by Stick Figure Productions.

Synopsis: One Vote chronicles the journey that six men and women across the United States took to cast their ballots on November 8th, 2016.

Fathers of Football - Additional Editor

Feature-length. Director Bradley Beesley.

Synopsis: A small-town Oklahoman high school football team struggles to maintain their highly unanticipated winning streak, with the help of their coach and father-figure, Dale Condict.


Solace - Additional Editor

Feature-length. Director Tchaiko Omawale. Starring Lynn Whitfield, Glynn Turman, Hope Olaide Wilson.

Synopsis: Following the death of her father, a 17-year-old girl is sent to live with her estranged family. She finds comfort in a questionable friendship with a self-destructive neighbor, leading both on a startling path to self discovery.

Major Arcana - Additional Editor

Feature-length. Director Josh Melrod. Starring Tara Summers, Ujon Tokarski, Lane Bradbury.

Synopsis: Dink, a long-troubled itinerant carpenter, returns home to small town Vermont and attempts to build a log cabin by hand, hoping to prove to himself and those closest to him that he’s capable of leading a more virtuous life.

Good Hair - Assistant Editor

Short film. Editor Jonathon Pawlowski. Starring Catherine Dee Holly, Fray Forde, Dedrick Flynn.

Synopsis: A conditioner bottle spawns what appears to be the argument of the day for couple Frankie and Khi. Good Hair explores a millennial long-term relationship and the split ends along the way.


Edited branded content for companies like Instagram, Frieze, and Future of Storytelling.

L Train Down Productions - Editor

Edited comedic short Blah Blah Land, a parody of Oscar nominated La La Land, released this Valentine's Day.

The Edit Center - Teaching Assistant

Assisted Ron Dulin and Hannah Vanderlan in TEC's The Art of Editing course.

14th & B Productions - Editor

Editing webseries Mug Life and assisting with various event footage and interviews.

The Flea Theater - Audience Development Associate

In addition to primary marketing and fundraising duties for this non-profit theater in Tribeca, she also edited 15 short interviews with visiting directors, playwrights, and actors for social media channels.


Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X


University of Georgia - BAJ Mass Media Arts, BBA Digital Marketing, 2014

The Edit Center - The Art of Editing, 2016