While earning her BA in Psychology and MA in Sociology, Carol’s abiding love for documentary grew out of the social issue films she was exposed to in her coursework. She was captivated by the immense ability of these films to elucidate complex concepts and emotions. After a stint as a caseworker for Arizona’s chronically mentally ill population, and as a lecturer in the Department of Sociology at San Diego State University, Martori jumped into her first documentary project. Teaming up with a fellow lecturer, the two traveled to Guatemala in 1997 to document the experiences of women who joined the guerrilla army against the tyrannical Rios Montt regime. It was in weaving together the video testimonies of the female resistance fighters that Carol’s passion for editing was ignited. In her more than fifteen years as a documentary editor, Carol specializes in instilling cultural and emotional context into each narrative she touches. Her documentary credits include the recent Instagram-driven Social Animals, Waiting for Lightning, about Danny Way and his unrelenting drive to push the sport of professional skateboarding to its limits by jumping the Great Wall of China, Love Me, which examines the complicated world of international matchmaking, The King of Luck, an adoring portrait of country music legend Willie Nelson directed by Billy Bob Thornton, and as an additional editor on Dave Grohl's Sound City, about how the rise of digital music-making led to the fall of the fabled Sound City music studio, where Nirvana’s Nevermind was recorded. Carol’s work has appeared in a number of film festivals including Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca and HotDocs.
Carol is self-represented & takes film projects on a limited basis.
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