Brett W. Bachman.



Brett W. Bachman


Brett W. Bachman is an award-winning film editor, best known for his work in independent genre cinema. His films have premiered at renowned international film festivals, such as Sundance, Cannes, TIFF, SXSW, Tribeca, and Fantasia.

He is most well known for editing the 2018 film, Mandy, starring Nicolas Cage and Andrea Riseborough. Directed by Panos Cosmatos, the film made its premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival where Rotten Tomatoes called it, “the best-reviewed film of the festival.” The film then made a special appearance at Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. It would later win the 2019 Saturn Award for Best Independent Film.

He has a long-running collaboration with the producers at SpectreVision, collaborating on nine of their partner’s feature films, several as an Associate Producer. Titles include the horror-comedy Cooties, starring Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson; Bitch, starring Jason Ritter; psychological thriller Daniel Isn’t Real, starring Patrick Schwarzenegger and Miles Robbins; and the 2019 feature film adaptation of H.P Lovecraft’s Color Out of Space. The film marked the return of cult filmmaker Richard Stanley, his first feature film in twenty years. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2019 in the Midnight Madness program. 

In 2020, his third film with Nicolas Cage, Pig, was acquired for US domestic release by Neon.

​He edited the horror film, The Vigil, which premiered at the 2019 Toronto Film Festival and was acquired by IFC Films for a domestic release. The film was the closing night event at the 2019 Sitges Festival. 

Bachman also edited the directorial debut of actress Karen Gillan in her film The Party’s Just Beginning, the genre mashup Lowlife, served as an associate editor on the Netflix action-adventure film Next Gen, and the Ubisoft adaption of horror-comedy Werewolves Within.

Bachman found his love for editing while still in high school, directing a series of feature-length documentaries. At twenty-two years old, he was one of the youngest members of his AFI Conservatory class. Beyond focusing on feature films, he also works on commercials for brands and artists such as Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, Taco Bell, Under Armour, Staples, BioFreeze, and Mercedes-Benz.  He is a member of IATSE Local 700 and is represented by UTA. He lives in Los Angeles.

Selected Work.



Color Out of Space

"A goddamn triumph"


"Critic's Pick."


"Swings for the fences."


"Cult movie nirvana."


"Certified Fresh"




Podcast - In Love With The Process

Episode 88 | Film Editing: Mandy (Guest Brett W. Bachman)

"Mandy. If you listen to this show, you're probably as obsessed with that film as we are, and if you aren't: stop what you're doing. Go watch it right now. Once you've seen Nic Cage in an acid-induced chainsaw fight, I'm betting you'll feel the same way we do. The whole film has such a unique voice, and it's clear that this was purposely created by the director and editor. Host Mike Pecci has admitted that this podcast is an excuse for him to talk to people he'd love to work with, and when you add in the fact that we haven't had an episode focused on editing, our guest, Brett Bachman, was the obvious choice. In addition to Mandy, Brett has edited other ILWP favorites like Color Out of Space and Daniel Isn't Real. If you're as big of a fan of these films as we are, this conversation between Mike and Brett is just everything you could want."

Podcast - Unexpected Themes and Intensities

Episode 48 | Colin Stetson & Brett Bachman



For feature films, Brett is represented by UTA.

United Talent Agency

Agent: Matthew Coatsworth


Phone: (310) 273 6700

Or, send a direct message to Brett.

Brett W. Bachman