LOS ANGELES — Bi-coastal editorial house Exile (exileedit.com) has promoted editor Shane Reid to partner, based out of their Los Angeles office. The move reflects the studio’s effort to promote growth from within.
Hailing from the Bay Area, Reid started his career at Lost Planet, assisting Hank Corwin, before moving to Whitehouse Post, where he assisted Rick Lawley and Russell Icke before becoming an editor himself. He came to work at Exile in 2015, shortly after the shop’s inception, and has gone on to collaborate with a number of renowned directors.
Reid’s editing career was propelled by work like his Duracell spot, Trust Your Power, about the deaf NFL player Derrick Coleman, along with a number of Apple ads, including The Stunt Double, This Watch Tells Time, It Already Does That and Storytellers. Recently, he worked on three 2021 Super Bowl spots: Doritos’ Flat Matthew, Jimmy John’s Meet the King and Rockstar’s Spotlight.
On the feature side, Reid edited the documentary One More Time with Feeling, directed by Andrew Dominik. He was also an editor on Terrence Malick’s latest feature, A Hidden Life. His music video work includes Florence + The Machine’s Hunger and Kamasi Washington’s Harmony of Difference.
“What struck me the most about Exile when I first started was the stripping away of vanities, and the focus placed on strong relationships with directors, production companies and agencies,” says Reid. “Becoming a partner alongside this group of people opens up such potential to help grow our younger editors and keep pushing the quality and expectations of our work further.”
“We remain focused on bringing up the next generation of editors in our shop,” adds CL Kumpata, founder/EP at Exile. “Just as Shane has matured in his craft since 2015, so too will our editors starting out today. To have Shane’s talents on a partnership level will serve to strengthen Exile’s position at the forefront of creative editorial.”