Summers Henderson is a documentary filmmaker and video editor. He was born in Dallas, Texas, studied film and literature at Wesleyan University, and earned a master's degree in film studies from the University of Texas. He also studied journalism and photography at City College of San Francisco. In 2008, he received a master's degree in documentary video production from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. His documentaries have screened at the Boston Museum of Science, the Connecticut Film Festival, the Boston International Film Festival, and the Rhode Island International Film Festival.
Summers worked as production assistant, assistant editor, archival researcher and associate producer at Iguana Films in Boston. He is credited as Assistant Editor on the ITVS-funded Civil War documentary "Rebel" and on the NEH-funded World War II documentary "No Job for a Woman."
Summers worked as assistant editor and associate producer, and is credited as Associate Editor, on the short documentary "Kings Point," which was nominated for an Academy Award and broadcast on HBO. He was editor of the short documentary "Sawdust & Sand," co-editor of the theatrically released feature documentary "Top Spin," and one of the editors of the theatrically released feature documentary "Informant," which won the Grand Jury prize at DOC NYC.
Summers has served as editor on a wide variety of corporate and non-profit projects. His clients include Facebook, Stanford University, the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Dignity Health, the Dream Foundation, and myShakespeare.
He was recently employed as assistant editor on the hour-long documentary "Fatherless" for director Dawn Porter and the Fusion cable TV network.
Summers lives in Oakland, California, with his partner, Sola, and their children, Aya and Kai.