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Biography

Bob Sarles is a producer, director and Primetime Emmy nominated film + television editor. He edited the Peabody Award winning TBS documentary series Moon Shot, MTV's ground breaking reality series The Real World, and unscripted and documentary television series and specials that have aired on Showtime, HBO, NBC, ABC, Bravo, VH1, Discovery, FX, A&E, WE, Oxygen and TVOne.

Bob Sarles co-directed and edited the feature documentary BANG! The Bert Berns Story which premiered at SXSW, was screened theatrically and distributed by Apple and directed and edited the Sony Legacy produced documentary Sweet Blues: A Film About Mike Bloomfield, as well as films displayed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, the EMP Museum in Seattle, and the Stax Museum of American Soul Music in Memphis.

Sarles was a producer and editor on VH1's Behind The Music television series, A&E's Biography and was an editor on the TVOne music documentary series Unsung. He has directed and edited DVDs for Jefferson Airplane, John Lee Hooker and Phil Lesh & Friends and produced and edited the triple platinum selling nine DVD Time Life boxed set Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live! For many years he was a producer for the annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony that aired on MTV, VH1 and HBO, and produced dozens of artist tribute films for the event and telecast.

Bob Sarles has edited award winning music videos for top rock, rap and country artists, including ZZ Top's "Legs," Green Day's "Longview." He has cut national television spots for Nike, Reebok and Miller Beer for directors including James Cameron and Barry Sonnenfeld. For a year Sarles headed the Commercial Editorial Department of the special effects company Industrial Light & Magic as Senior Editor.

Sarles edited the historical feature documentary Mata Hari: The Naked Spy, the cult horror film The Video Dead, co-produced and edited the documentary Wrestling With Satan and was producer and cinematographer on the documentary Son Of A Bitch.

As an assistant and apprentice editor Sarles worked on feature films including Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Henry & June and the The Right Stuff.

Bob Sarles recently directed and edited the feature documentary film Born In Chicago, produced and edited a television documentary about Ozzy Osbourne for A&E and directed and edited the documentary short "Yo Cip!." Sarles is currently (2019) editing a true crime documentary Executive Produced by Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana, and is in production as director on a documentary on the life and times of the late American satirist Paul Krassner.