NED THORNE began his career in 2006. His clients as editor and assistant editor include Fox, Paramount, BET, A+E Networks, Animal Planet, Discovery, PBS, Bio, History Channel, MTV, and BBVA Compass, among others. He also served as chief editor and cameraperson for Film@11.tv, an award-winning documentary production company. As director and writer (as well as editor), he completed and sold his first feature film, 419, in 2012. He has also written, directed, and edited numerous short films. He is currently based in Los Angeles.
Proficient in Premiere Pro CC, Avid Symphony, Final Cut Pro 7/X; shared media server environments; film & digital photography and Photoshop; sound design and editing; basic color correction; video compression and delivery workflows; CMS. Working knowledge of After Effects and Motion.
Coyote Vs. Acme - Warner Brothers (2023)
Comedy. Additional editor. After years of failing to catch the Roadrunner thanks in part to constantly mafunctioning Acme products, the indomitable Wile E. Coyote turns to a struggling personal injury attorney to go after Acme in court. With Will Forte, John Cena, Lana Condor, Wile E. Coyote, Foghorn Leghorn, and the Roadrunner.
Rumble Through the Dark (2022) - Screen Media/Universal/Crooked Letter Picture Company (2022)
Drama. A broken-down bare-knuckle fighter in the Mississippi Delta must find the strength to fight one more time in order to satisfy a debt to a local crime boss. With Aaron Eckhart, Bella Thorne, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.
Kung Fury 2 - Laser Unicorns/Creasun (2020)
Sci-Fi Action Comedy. Additional editor. The world's greatest cop uses his kung fu powers to fight an evil villain from the future. Directed by David Sandberg. With Michael Fassbender, David Sandberg, Alexandra Shipp, David Hasselhoff, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The Outsider - Status Media & Entertainment (2019)
Horror. Associate Editor. Cut trailer and behind-the-scenes featurettes. A Chinese laborer seeks justice after his wife is killed by a local marshal's sociopathic son. Directed by Timothy Woodward, Jr. With Trace Adkins, Jon Foo, Kaiwi Lyman, and Sean Patrick Flanery.
How's the World Treating You? - Bertone Visuals (2019)
Short film. Comedy about two adrift young people who meet in a lonely desert gas station. Directed by Bianca Poletti. With Sophia Ali and Jake Borelli.
Cannonball - Mad Rogue Films (2019)
Short film. Comedy about a philosophical hitman and his current client, a stressed out lady who may be more connected to him than either of them realize. Directed and co-written by Sean Fredricks. With Trevor Torseth and MJ Brackin.
BOO - Cyclamen Films (2019)
Short film. Horror film about a woman struggling with a unique form of addiction. Written and directed by Rakefet Abergel. With Rakefet Abergel, Josh Kelly, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Laura Slade Wiggins, and Michael Villar.
The Final Wish - Status Media & Entertainment (2018)
Narrative Feature. Horror film about a struggling young lawyer who returns to his hometown upon his father's death. While navigating strained relationships with his mother and his ex-girlfriend, he finds a mysterious ancient urn that seems to be granting his every wish...with horrific results. Directed by Timothy Woodward, Jr. With Michael Welch, Lin Shaye, Melissa Bolona, Spencer Grammar, and Tony Todd.
Silencer - Status Media & Entertainment (2018)
Narrative Feature. Action thriller about a former military sniper-turned-hitman who finds himself drawn back into the life he left behind when a cartel boss threatens his family unless he completes a final job. Directed by Timothy Woodward, Jr. With Johnny Messner, Danny Trejo, Tito Ortiz, Chuck Liddell, and Nikki Leigh.
Life With Dog - Home Theatre Films (2018)
Narrative Feature. Drama about a man dealing with the recent loss of his wife, as well as facing down his relationship to Christianity, all while his familiar neighborhood seems to be vanishing around him thanks to encroaching development. Written and directed by Corbin Bernsen. With Corbin Bernsen, Marilu Henner, and Chelsey Crisp.
Gangster Land - Status Media Entertainment (2018)
Narrative Feature. Crime drama about the rise and fall of "Machine Gun" Jack McGurn in 1920s Chicago, where he served as right hand triggerman to Al Capone. Directed by Timothy Woodward, Jr. Cut several scenes and main trailer; credited as Associate Editor.
Snatched - Lifetime (2017)
Narrative feature. Drama about a couple expecting their first child as they encounter a disturbed gynecologist, who insinuates herself into their lives. Directed by Brian Skiba. With Dina Meyer, Corin Nemec, and Jen Lilley.
Rottentail - Skibavision (2017)
Narrative feature. Black comedy about a nebbish scientist, who becomes a mutant man-rabbit hybrid, on a quest for revenge against a childhood bully, who has grown up to be a devious revivalist preacher. Directed by Brian Skiba. With Corin Nemec, William McNamara, and Dominque Swain. Created initial cut; credited as Assistant Editor.
Chokehold - Filmpool (2017)
Narrative feature. Crime/sports drama about a young MMA fighter who works her way through the world of underground fighting to avenge her father's death at the hands of the Russian mafia. Directed by Brian Skiba. With Casper Van Dien, Melissa Croden, Kip Pardue, and Lochlyn Munroe.
Jax in Love - Cyclamen Films (2017)
Short film. A young woman searches for connection in the California desert, with unexpectedly dark results. Written and directed by Rakefet Abergel.
Hickok – Status Media & Entertainment (2017)
Narrative feature. Western about legendary lawman and gunslinger Wild Bill Hickok's time as Marshal of Abilene, Kansas in 1871. Directed by Timothy Woodward, Jr. With Luke Hemsworth, Trace Adkins, Kris Kristofferson, Bruce Dern, Kaiwi Kyman, and Bruce Dern.
American Violence – Status Media Entertainment (2016)
Narrative feature. Crime drama about a death row inmate recounting his violent career to a psychologist in the hours before his execution. Directed by Timothy Woodward, Jr. With Denise Richards, Bruce Dern, Columbus Short, Michael Paré, Kaiwi Lyman, Emma Rigby, and Rob Gronkowski.
Traded – Status Media & Entertainment (2016)
Narrative feature. Western about a former Kansas gunslinger who must once again pick up his weapon when his daughter is kidnapped by a Dodge City prostitution operation. Directed by Timothy Woodward, Jr. With Michael Paré, Tom Sizemore, Trace Adkins, and Kris Kristofferson.
Weaponized – Status Media & Entertainment (2015)
Narrative feature. Sci-fi thriller about a police detective who stumbles onto a scheme to use advanced biotechnology to take remote control of unsuspecting individuals and use their bodies to commit political assassinations. Directed by Timothy Woodward, Jr. With Johnny Messner, Michael Paré, Tom Sizemore, Taylor Cole, and Mickey Rourke.
Short film. Also co-wrote, shot, and directed.
“Snap” – BBVA Compass (2014)
National TV spot for major U.S. bank BBVA Compass featuring high-speed, rhythmically driven cutting built around a world-class musical fingersnapping performance. Broadcast in Spring 2014 on cable networks carrying NBA/WNBA content.
“Achievements” – BBVA Compass (2011-2014)
Series of corporate videos that effectively combine documentary and studio shoots with corporate proof points to create compelling, real-world representations of the role of BBVA Compass in the lives of its customers.
New Friend (2013)
Short film. Also wrote, shot, and directed.
BottleRock Napa Valley (2013)
Lead editor on all video content (promos, commercials, informational, behind-the-scenes) leading up to an during a major new music festival in Napa, California.
Short film. Also wrote, shot, and directed.
419 – Indalo Productions/120dB Films (2012)
Narrative feature. A dramatic thriller, presented as a formal documentary, about a trio of friends who journey to South Africa in search of a scam artist, only to find themselves in dangerous circumstances. Also wrote and directed.
Various Projects – Film@11.tv (2008-2011)
Lead editor, cameraperson, and associate producer for online journalism website and documentary production company. Covered numerous topics including the Israel-Palestine conflict, Haiti earthquake relief, the 2008 recession, and the 2008 presidential campaign.
Promos and Sizzles for clients including:
HonestEngineTV, MTV, Complex, and BMF Media, among others.
AS ASSISTANT/JUNIOR EDITOR
9-1-1: Lone Star (S1) - Fox/Ryan Murphy Television (2020)
Drama. A look at the professional and personal lives of a hard-working Austin firehouse, from Ryan Murphy. With Rob Lowe, Liv Tyler, Ronen Rubenstein, Jim Parrack, Brian Michael Smith, Natacha Karam, and Julian Works.
Kung Fury 2 - Laser Unicorns (2021)
Action comedy. Also additional editor. Hyperstylized 80s action pastiche about a group of Miami supercops versus a time traveling Adolf Hitler as well as a mysterious masked villain with the power to reshape the universe. Based on the hit short film. Directed and co-written by David Sandberg. With David Sandberg, Michael Fassbender, Jorma Taccone, Alexandra Shipp, David Hasselhoff, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Clean - Fable House (2020)
Drama. A former criminal enforcer, now living quietly as a garbage collector, is pulled back into his violent ways when he runs afoul of a local drug baron. Directed and co-written by Paul Solet. With Adrien Brody, Glenn Fleshler, and RZA.
The Gift (2020)
Comedy-drama feature about a Chinese-American family thrown into chaos when teenaged Emma takes her ailing but feisty grandmother on a final road trip form Los Angeles to Carmel. Directed and co-written by Anna Chi. With Joely Fisher, Adrian Pasdar, Lisa Lu, Rochelle Ying, and Sufe Bradshaw.
Boomerang - BET/Paramount (2018-2019)
Comedy-drama series based on the hit 1992 comedy starring Eddie Murphy. Original co-star Halle Berry executive produces alongside showrunners Lena Waithe (The Chi) and Ben Cory-Jones (Insecure).
Stink! – Net Return Entertainment (2013 – 2015)
Feature documentary about a father’s quest to uncover the truth of the chemical industry’s profit-motivated efforts to block vital reforms to federal product safety legislation. Directed by Jon Whelan. Assisted and cut official trailer.
121212: The Concert for Sandy Relief – The Weinstein Company (2013)
Concert documentary about the massive, star-studded benefit concert staged in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Directed by Amir Bar-Lev.
“Rattlesnake Republic: Texas Sized” – Sharp Entertainment for Animal Planet (2013)
Recut two seasons of nature documentary program for rebroadcast.
“Lost Magic: Decoded” – Sharp Entertainment for History Channel (2012)
Two-hour special examining the history and legacy of four seminal illusions from around the world, and recreating them for a modern audience.
“Northwoods Law” – Engel Entertainment for Animal Planet (2012)
Documentary series following Maine State Game Wardens as they enforce the law in cities, towns, and the wilderness.
“The Prosecutors” (Pilot) – Poison Apple Films for A&E (2010)
Pilot of documentary series following prosecuting attorneys as they try real-life criminal cases in court.
“The First 48” – ITV for A&E (2007-2008)
Long-running documentary series following homicide detectives around the United States as they hurry to investigate real-life murder cases before the trail goes cold.
Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA – graduated 2005
Bachelor’s Degree in English and Theatre
Bryan Gunnar Cole
Editor/Director, Sweetspot Pictures
Lauren De Normandie
Producer, Status Media & Entertainment
Executive Producer, 120dB Films
Additional references available upon request.