Kevin Tent – Editor/Director | On The Fly Filmmaking

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Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Editor/Director, Kevin Tent!


Academy Award® nominated film editor, Kevin Tent has teamed with director Alexander Payne for over twenty years. Their first collaboration was on Payne’s Sundance hit “Citizen Ruth,” starring Laura Dern. Followed by the critical hit “Election” staring Reese Witherspoon (for which Tent earned his first American Cinema Editor’s nomination), Tent received his second ACE nomination for “About Schmidt” starring Jack Nicholson and his third for “Sideways” starring Paul Giamati. In 2011 Tent was nominated by both ACE and the Academy for his editing on “The Descendants,” starring George Clooney. He won the Eddie for best dramatic film of 2011.
After attending Los Angeles City College’s film school, Tent got his first break cutting the feature film “Not of This Earth” for legendary B-movie producer Roger Corman. While continuing to hone his skills in the throws of B-movies, Tent also tapped into the emerging Independent film movement in the US. Cutting the underground hit “Guncrazy” directed by Tamra Davis and the above mentioned “Citizen Ruth” by Payne. Some of Tent’s other credits include “Blow” the late Ted Demme’s drug epic staring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz. James Mangold’s “Girl Interrupted” staring Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie, (Jolie winning an academy award for her performance). “Disconnect” directed by Henry Alex Rubin, “Welcome To Me” starring Kristin Wigg and recently “Parched” a foreign language film by Indian director Leena Yadav.
Besides working on all of Payne’s films, including “Nebraska” and most recently “Downsizing,” starring Matt Damon, Tent has worked with directors Barry Sonnenfeld, Nancy Meyers and Martin Scorsese.
After his long and sordid career in editing Tent makes his directorial debut with “Crash Pad,” an Original Black List selected screenplay written by Jeremy Catalina starring starring Domhnall Gleeson, Thomas Haden Church and Christina Applegate.