Curtiss Clayton

Curtiss Clayton

Curtiss Clayton began an early collaboration with writer/director Gus Van Sant and edited some of his most significant films including Drugstore Cowboy, My Own Private Idaho, and To Die For. He also collaborated with director Jonathan Kaplan on his films, Brokedown Palace and Unlawful Entry. He has edited six features, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival including Buffalo 66, Sherrybaby, Polish Wedding, Female Perversions, Committed and A Matter of Degrees. He also co-edited The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and the Seattle International Film Festival winner The Blue Tooth Virgin.

PODCAST: An Evening with Film Editor Curtiss Clayton: Manhattan Edit Workshop's Artist in Residence Series

Curtiss Clayton discusses the challenge of submitting a rough cut to the director.

Editor Curtiss Clayton discusses his work with director Andrew Dominik on "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford."

Editor Curtiss Clayton discusses the secret success of "Drugstore Cowboy."

Editor Curtiss Clayton discusses the role of an editor and using creative diplomacy.

Editor Curtiss Clayton discusses working with director Andrew Dominik and his notion of compromise.