Mr. Cibelli has spent a career editing feature films, television series, music videos, documentaries and web-based content. After attending film school at California State University, Northridge, Chris began working on the first season of the revolutionary editorial and musically styled series “Miami Vice” for Universal Studios.
Moving into the feature films, he began a long-term mentorship with Academy Award winning editor Anne V. Coates (Lawrence of Arabia, The Elephant Man) on features What About Bob?, Masters of the Universe, and Congo, where he coordinated complex visual effects with Industrial Light and Magic in 65MM. He went on to edit and supervise the music on Just the Ticket and later Andy Garcia’s The Lost City with Bill Murray and Dustin Hoffman.
Chris produced several behind the scene documentaries for these films, working with Mariah Carey, David Anspaugh, Joe Mantegna, and collaborated with Andy Garcia on the PBS Master Series Award winning documentary Uno Mas: Cachao the story Israel Lopez, the master of Cuban classical music.
He worked with such filmmaking luminaries as Francis Ford Coppola, Jerry Bruckheimer, Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, Richard Donner, Michael Mann, Danny DeVito and Dino DeLaurentiis. This work experience has taken him on many film locations as well as residencies at major studio backlots, including: Universal, Warner Bros., Paramount, Sony, MGM, and Disney.
Recently he finished a feature film Infamous 6 editing in China for several months. Prior, he edited 2 episodes of NBC’s The Enemy Within, a season of Reverie for NBC/Amblin at Universal Studios, a prior season of Suits for USA, the award-winning series Rectify for the Sundance Channel, and spent seven years on the CBS worldwide television hit series The Mentalist from Bruno Heller for Warner Bros.
Chris is a member in the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences, ASCAP, BMI, and alumni of California State University, Northridge (CSUN).