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, staring Jason Ritter, and also the psychological thriller Daniel Isn’t Real, starring Patrick Schwarzenegger and Miles Robbins.
In 2019 he edited the 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 Blumhouse 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, and served as an associate editor on the Netflix action-adventure film Next Gen.
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 represented by UTA. He lives in Los Angeles.