Zac Stuart-Pontier is an editor and producer based in New York City. He cut the documentaries Catfish and NY Export: Opus Jazz, and the fiction features Martha Marcy May Marlene, Simon Killer and the upcoming Bleed for This. He was a writer, co-producer and editor on the highly acclaimed HBO series The Jinx. In 2010, he was selected by Filmmaker magazine as one of their “25 New Faces of Independent Film.”
On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, Zac Stuart-Pontier, the editor of Catfish, Martha Marcy May Marlene and The Jinx, chats with his former collaborators Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, the directing team behind Catfish and the new thriller Nerve. In a wide-ranging conversation, the three old friends talk about the genesis of Catfish, favorite New York films, their movie tattoo tradition, the crazy dare in Nerve Lionsgate thought they’d done for real, their upcoming projects – including a surprising left turn from Stuart-Pontier – and their colorful memories of the Meatpacking District from back in the day. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at thetalkhouse.com/film.
The music featured in the podcast is as follows:
1. Intro / outro underscore: “Plastic Man vs. The Giant Red Phase Of The Sun” – Iced Ink
Episode engineered and edited by Elia Einhorn