Kurt Engfehr grew up next to a steel mill in a working class suburb of Detroit. After adventures around the country, he settled in New York City where he worked as an Avid editor at HBO, MSNBC and National Video Center. He edited promos and programs for Lifetime, CBS and ABC and was senior editor on Michael Moore’s Emmy nominated show The Awful Truth (1999).
In addition to editing, Kurt also created a series of short films featuring Chernobyl, the guitar playing penguin. Kurt then segued from TV to film with Bowling for Columbine (2002) for which he won the American Cinema Editors award for best documentary editing.Kurt's film credits also include: co-producer and editor for the documentary A League of Ordinary Gentlemen (2004) [Audience Award, 2004 SXSW Film Festival]; co-producer and editor for Michael Moore’s film Fahrenheit 9/11(2004); editor of Seamless(2005) a movie about NY fashion; editor of Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut, the documentary, A Place in Time (2007); co-producer and editor of Trumbo (2007) a documentary which uses letters to tell one man's story of being a blacklisted writer in Hollywood during the 1950′s. He co-produced Taking Liberties (2007) a UK doc about the erosion of civil liberties under Tony Blair [BAFTA nomination for the director]; was co-producer of Bigger, Stronger, Faster* (2008) a documentary about steroids, cheating, and excess in America. He was also co-director of the political comedy/documentary The Yes Men Fix The World (2009) that is airing on HBO in the August of 2009.
Kurt is currently editing and producing a documentary about the band Manic Street Preachers, which Rolling Stone magazine called "the best band you’ve never heard of."