Interviews - Editors


Editor Evan Schrodek on the Fraternity Hazing Drama Burning Sands

Burning Sands

A producer on Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station, Gerard McMurray makes his debut as a writer/director with Burning Sands. The film tells the story of five college students who embark on a “Hell Week” of hazing and abuse in order to receive admission…  Read more

By Jan 29, 2017

“Both Playful and Unique”: Editor Dominic LaPerriere on Dayveon


Dominic LaPerriere has edited three feature films that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival: Fishing without Nets (2014), The Free World (2016) and, this year, Dayveon. From first-time director Amman Abbasi, Dayveon tells the story of a 13-year-old boy’s coming-of-age after the violent…  Read more

By Jan 29, 2017

“Grounded Yet Earnest, Awkward Yet Buoyant”: Editor Jacob Craycroft on Brigsby Bear

Brigsby Bear

From Robert Altman’s A Prairie Home Companion to Super Troopers, Jacob Craycroft has edited more than 40 features and shorts since 1997. In recent years he’s cut the young-Obama biopic Barry, a segment of the anthology film New York, I…  Read more

By Jan 28, 2017

“More Eyes, More Money and More Pressure”: Editor Casey Brooks on Landline


Gillian Robespierre assembled a familiar team for her second film. Like her 2014 breakthrough Obvious Child, Landline features the work of DP Chris Teague, co-writer/producer Elisabeth Holm, star Jenny Slate and editor Casey Brooks. In the below interview, conducted before the film’s world…  Read more

By Jan 28, 2017

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