THE EDITOR (Psychological Thriller/ Drama) Runtime: 84 minutes) Status (Completed). Release date: 2020.
Writer/Director David N. Donihue follows up 2017’s action comedy The Bang Bang Brokers and his string of well-known mini-movies for Spinnin’, with this inventive, awe-inspiring genre bender.
Composed entirely of stock footage, this brutally funny and intensely plot-driven thriller tells the modern tale of a video editor on the run for his life, who amidst a police standoff decides to tell his life story with the only tools he has left: One million stock video clips.
Now, the audience will see his story, told entirely from the troubled editor’s perspective – using his own editing prowess to clip together the mundane and repurpose the blandest of shots in order to take us into his world.
A story of love, passion, betrayal, and murder. A story where one man’s harmless pursuit of creativity leads him into a mystery filled with twists, turns and corporate espionage from all directions. A story that you’ve never seen before, told in a way you’ve never experienced before.
Starting 17 years prior in a small rural Idaho town, young Isaac is obsessed with two things, fellow 12 year old Judy and the art of cinema. By 18, he finds himself leaving for Hollywood with a childhood filled of darkness lingering over him,and now in a town of lost creatives, surrounded by many of the same. Some loving, some toxic, all wresrtling their way through the world of media.
The faceless narrator Isaac Newman in David N. Donihue’s pulse-pounding THE EDITOR.
Starving to make his way in the business, he takes the only steady job he can find – that of a “preditor” on an unscripted reality show. An official term in Hollywood, “Preditor” means Producer + Editor, a writer who can also use video editing software to craft a story.
Yet Isaac quickly is taught to prey on people as a proper preditor should, swapping up clips to make people look dishonest or idiotic. Whatever it takes, to deliver intoxicating entertainment, Isaac’s hand know how to make happen.
For awhile, Isaac is on cloud nine. bouncing from gig to gig, making money and falling in love with the amazingly smart and loyal, Kansas.
Isaac, an editor on the run for his life falls for the beautiful, brilliant and loyal, Kansas.
Yet when one of the dating show’s participants participant commits suicide, a war of lawyers and corporate espionage to navagate the aftermath ensues.
Isaac, along with those he loves, find’s himself in the middle of a spiraling web of secrets that must be uncovered and the young editor who once allowed his skills to be used to harm others, will now use the same exact tools to tell the truth.
Roberson, the dating show producer who becomes entrenched in hell after one of his stars commits suicide – creating a legal war with those who loved him that unravels a mystery of unthinkable conclusions.
An adrenaline rush for the mind and spirit, THE EDITOR pushes the limits of screenwriting and post-production by allowing the audience to see the central character, an Editor, construct the truth out of footage made for false advertisements.
You won’t just wonder what will happen next but will also wonder how The Editor is going to portray it with his arsenal of Shampoo and Cellphone commercials.
And you will also wonder, whether or not he will be able to finish his manifesto, before his enemies finish him.
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