The Editor

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The Editor

Directed by Adam Brooks, Matthew Kennedy

  • Canada 2014; 99 min
  • Original version: English
  • Genre: Thriller, Horror, Comedy

Synopsis

Rey Ciso was once the greatest editor the world had ever seen. Since a horrific accident left him with four wooden fingers on his right hand, he’s had to resort to cutting pulp films and trash pictures. When the lead actors from the film he’s been editing turn up murdered at the studio, Rey is fingered as the number one suspect. The bodies continue to pile up in this absurdist giallo-thriller as Rey struggles to prove his innocence and learn the sinister truth lurking behind the scenes.

Director's Statement

THE EDITOR is our love letter to the Italian giallo films of the 1970s and 80s; the convoluted murder mysteries of Mario Bava, the super-saturated color palettes of Dario Argento, and the supernatural twists of Lucio Fulci.

Making THE EDITOR has been our greatest creative challenge to date. We learned that making a period piece with multiple name actors, endless set pieces and special effects on a shoestring budget is a sleep depriving, hemorrhoid-inducing stress-mare to say the least. Sure, you might think we learned our lesson making MANBORGAND and FATHER’S DAY with the rest of Astron-6, but no. We jumped right back into the fire all over again (literally doing our own stunts) for this absurdist take on the genre. Our aim was to ramp up the production value, to shoot 4k instead of DSLR, to get some name actors, to make a Canadian giallo.

Everything was created from the ground up. Locations had to be built or painted or both. Every piece of furniture was carried in one piece at a time by us and our closest friends (we couldn’t afford movers). Once we had the costumes, locations, set dec and actors in place, we would be exhausted, just in time to start shooting. Our budget only allowed us a skeleton crew for one quarter of production. After we had shot that quarter it was up to the two of us to complete the rest along with a few friends and family as our only assistants. We took years off of our lives, lost weight and gained grey hair as we did every possible job one can do on a film. After months upon months of endless work hours we are happy to release our proudest achievement to date.

Production

  • KENNEDY / BROOKS INC

    Matthew Kennedy 

International Sales

  • PARK ENTERTAINMENT

    Paul Howell