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. After making appearances at the Sundance Film Festival and Cannes Director’s Fortnight, the film won the 2019 Saturn Award for Best Independent Film.
He started his career editing nine feature films for the partners of SpectreVision, a genre-oriented production company. Some of these titles include Cooties, Bitch, Daniel Isn’t Real, the aforementioned Mandy, and Color Out of Space. On his latest collaborations with SpectreVision, he has been serving as an Associate Producer.
Recent titles also include the Nicolas Cage drama, Pig; murder-mystery Werewolves Within; and the Hasidic horror film The Vigil.
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.
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
"FENDING OFF PORCUPINES, SCORING ANIME & VIDEO GAMES, CONNECTION WITH BUILDING & NATURE. TAKING RESPONSIBILITY, FAMILY, HORROR."