Executive producer CL Weaver and award-winning editors Kirk Baxter, Eric Zumbrunnen and Matt Murphy have joined forces to launch Santa Monica, Calif-based postproduction boutique Exile. Foxcatcher editor Conor O’Neill and editor Paul Kumpata round out the roster.
Their collective credits include feature films (Gone Girl, Foxcatcher, Her, The Social Network, Where the Wild Things Are, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Adaptation, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Being John Malkovich, Moneyball), documentaries (The Big Easy Express, Crossfire Hurricane, Murderball) and a host of spots from brands such as Nike, Apple, GE, Gap, Adidas, Audi, Coca-Cola, Reebok, Calvin Klein, EA and Google.
They have collaborated with such directors as David Fincher, Spike Jonze, Lance Acord, Bennett Miller, Mark Romanek, Nicolai Fulgsig, John Hillcoat, Noam Murro, AG Rojas, The Malloys, Martin De Thurah, and Andreas Nilsson along with top agencies such as BBDO, Wieden+Kennedy, Venables Bell & Partners, 180LA, TBWA\Chiat\Day, Anomaly, Droga5 and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.
“Our business model is simple,” explained Baxter. “We are a group of editors that love editing. We plan on continuing to offer our best efforts to those we have supported for years, as well as hopefully making a few new friends along the way.”