Patrick Nelson Barnes - Film and Television Editor


Cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated.
The very earliest people who made film were magicians.
— Francis Ford Coppola

Patrick Nelson Barnes is an award-winning creative film and television editor with a fine art background and 15 years of experience working across genres—excelling at both dramatic and comedic storytelling.

Recent projects include the Sundance film How Does it Start (written and directed by Amber Sealey); Academy Award® winner Jamie Foxx’s directorial debut feature All-Star Weekend, starring Jamie Foxx, Jeremy Piven, Robert Downey Jr., Benicio del Toro, and Eva Longoria; and Mr. Mom, starring Hayes MacArthur and Andrea Anders for MGM/Vudu (Dir. LP); and Amber Sealey's award-winning third feature, No Light and No Land Anywhere, Executive Produced by Miranda July—the winner of a Special Jury Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Past projects include working for Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's New Form Entertainment as Lead Editor of the award-winning series scripted series Mr. Student Body President — winner of Streamy Awards for Best Director and Best Ensemble Cast (Dir. Ryan Hunter and Jack Ferry); Oscar's Hotel for Fantastical Creatures; The Lost Coast (Dir. Gabriel Fleming, editor Deepwater Horizon), which premiered in the feature narrative competition at SXSW, and won the Jury Award for Best Feature at NEWFEST New York; the documentary feature Punk's Not Dead (Dir. Susan Dynner), which the New York Times extolled for its 'quick cuts, quirky choices,and amusing juxtapositions', and which Variety called 'highly entertaining'.

He is also an experienced designer, artist, and photographer, often creating film titles, typography, and poster designs for his projects, and has continued to do work for organizations he cares about including the Skoll Foundation and Smithsonian Institution and volunteering for the Theodore Payne Foundation and Sierra Club. He is a proud member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild.