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

I am a film and television editor with a fine art background and 15 years of experience working across scripted, documentary, and commercial. Engaged in both drama and comedy, I excel at storytelling across genres. 

Recent projects include Millennial Mafia for eOne, the Season 2 premiere of Hollywood Darlings for POP (Lionsgate /CBS), and writer-director Amber Sealey's award-winning third feature, No Light and No Land Anywhere, Executive Produced by Miranda July—which was lauded by the New York Times and the winner of a Special Jury Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival; the award-winning scripted series Mr. Student Body President, (Lead Editor seasons 1—4) — winner of Streamy Awards for Best Director and Best Ensemble Cast (Dir. Ryan Hunter and Jack Ferry) now available on iTunes.

Past projects include working for Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's New Form Entertainment editing the award-winning series Oscar's Hotel for Fantastical Creatures—and the short film Code Blue: A Love Story, directed by Susan Dynner (producer, Brick), starring Brendan Meyer, which world-premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

Past feature film work includes The Lost Coast (Dir. Gabriel Fleming, editor Deepwater Horizon), which premiered in narrative competition at SXSW, and won the Jury Award for Best Feature at NEWFEST New York; the documentary 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'.