Mare of Easttown
Watch our exclusive interview with Amy Duddleston, ACE Editor of HBO’s critically acclaimed series Mare of Easttown, starring Kate Winslet and an amazing cast of supporting players.
Amy has been fortunate to work with some today’s most talented directors and has built her excellent reputation working in horror, comedy and drama in both features and television.
In this interview we’ll dig deep into Amy’s experiences as a professional editor, from her early days as a film “schlepper” to one of the most in-demand editors working today.
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Photographs by Sarah Shatz & Michele K. Short/HBO
Table of Contents
00:00 – Intro
01:02 – When did you decide you wanted to be an editor?
03:27 – Were your studies helpful to your editing career?
05:48 – Tell us about working with your mentor Curtiss Clayton
10:46 – Working with assistants during the pandemic
11:23 – Working (editing) from home
12:37 – How cutting short films help her develop as an editor
15:06 – Tell us the differences between editing features vs. television
18:54 – How did the job editing Mare of Easttown come about?
20:13 – Tell us about working on the project
24:23 – How do you feel about checkerboarding?
25:18 – What was the most technically challenging thing about editing the show?
26:29 – What was most challenging creatively?
27:49 – What is it like working with such high level performances?
28:34 – How do you avoid being Pidgeon-holed as an editor?
31:36 – What advice do you have for people just getting started in editing?
33:14 – How do people who want to be editors get their “foot in the door”?
35:20 – What’s your next project?
35:53 – Will there be another season of “Mare of Easttown”?