Interviews - Editors


“A Kick is Like a Line of Dialogue”: Editor Nathan Orloff on John Wick: Chapter 4

Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 4 (Photo by Murray Close)Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 4 (Photo by Murray Close)

Though it hasn’t reached the fever pitch of absurdity of The Fast and the Furious franchise just yet—a series that began as a Point Break riff but now includes nuclear submarines and Pontiac Fieros in space —the John Wick saga…  Read more

By May 3, 2023

“Everything Looks Better if You Throw Some Dirt and Blood on It”: Robbie Banfitch on The Outwaters

In the pitch black of night, a flashlight shines on a man's bloody face, partially obscured by his shoulder as he glances behind him.Scott Schamell in The Outwaters.

Microbudget independent horror is certainly having a moment. Kyle Edward Ball’s experimental haunted house flick Skinamarink has grossed $2 million to date on a $15,000 budget, and 17-year-old YouTuber Kane Parsons will turn his lo-fi viral series The Backrooms into…  Read more

By Feb 10, 2023

“We Wanted To Create a Mosaic Film”: Editor Ula Klimek-Piątek on Pianoforte


Jakub Piątek’s documentary Pianoforte follows several young participants in the International Chopin Piano Competition, which has been held in Warsaw every five years since 1927. The competitors navigate intense qualifying rules, several stages and the intimidating presence of world renowned…  Read more

By Feb 6, 2023

“In This Case, Starting at the End Made Sense”: Editor Julian Hart on The Deepest Breath 

A freediver ascends through an undersea cave as a bright blue sunbeam shines down on them.The Deepest Breath, courtesy of Sundance Institute.

In Laura McGann’s documentary The Deepest Breath, Italian freediver Alessia Zecchini strives to set the new world record in the extreme sport that entails descending to unimaginable oceanic depths without the use of scuba gear. Due to the high risk…  Read more

By Feb 6, 2023

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