Okay so several things have happened in the last several months since I posted. Here are some quick hits…
Halt And Catch Fire Season 2 premiered on AMC! I was an assistant editor again this season. I love the team and the show. Plus it has 94% on Rotten Tomatoes!
Scumbag, a short film I cut in 2014 directed by Luke Spears, had its premiere at the 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival and won Best Student Film at the Vail Film Festival. Luke recently graduated from Columbia University’s MFA Film Producing Program.
Overheads, another short film I cut in 2014, premiered online. You can view it below! Directed by the great Jesse Rosen.
And lastly, I had started up on HBO’s Lewis & Clark miniseries, but unfortunately production shut down due to “creative differences.” So now I’m back out and looking for good projects.
Check out this link and read the interview with Jenna Ricker, director of The American Side (edited by yours truly).
Jenna Ricker and Greg Stuhr working with Robert Vaughn on the set of The American Side.
I spent my spring working on this awesome show. Premieres
on AMC June 1st at 10pm. ***CORRECTION! THE FIRST EPISODE IS ONLINE NOW ON TUMBLR AND AMC.COM
This past January I was interviewed about my work on Dig, the short film directed by Toby Halbrooks. In it, I described how I used Adobe Premiere to help improve my workflows and simplify many of the steps in the editorial process. Check it out!
For the summer of 2013, I was the Assistant Editor for Kevin Tent ACE on a project few ever get to do. Martin Scorsese was directing a commercial campaign for Dolce & Gabbana, and we were brought in to do it. “But why not Thelma?” you ask… Well she was busy working around the clock on a certain Oscar-nominated movie you might’ve heard of, so she wasn’t available. By some act of God, Kevin got the call. Here is the complete director’s cut that we made and used for the entire campaign’s different edits (twenty-six different finished spots!). Enjoy!
Recently, In Lieu Of Flowers, a feature film I edited premiered at the 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival. It was directed by my good friend Bill Savage and starred Josh Pence (Gangster Squad) and Spencer Grammar (Greek). I wanted to drop a few reviews here and show some of the things people have been saying about the movie.
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“Savage shows some real potential as a filmmaker with a soft and intimate touch.”
In Lieu Of Flowers is a remarkably touching story, filled with strong portrayals of emotion and most importantly, the advent of friendship. Its real success is that it does not fall prey to genre conventions or force unrealistic goals upon its protagonists. Eric and Rachel are not going to solve all of their problems by sharing a cup of coffee; nor are they going to fall madly in love one night and forget the pain and sadness that has consumed their lives over a given period of time. There is hope, though, and In Lieu Of Flowersnever allows its viewer to forget that essential fact.
Hopefully I am getting across that there are a few flaws but at the same time, some many beautiful powerful moments that help this movie stand above others. […] It definitely left a feeling of emotion for me, which to me is a successful film.
There are many moments in the movie where there are clever witty lines by the characters as the two lean on each other for support through this painful time in their lives. Their relationship with one another slowly evolves but it seems that neither one of them are fully ready to move on to a new relationship.