Behind the Cut With Emmy-Nominated Editors From “Dahmer,” “Welcome to Wrexham” & More

An editor’s role requires taking a mountain of footage and carving out a story. Sometimes, that story is inspiring, like the work that Emmy-nominated editors Charlies Little II, ACE, and Michael Brown did in the docu-series Welcome to Wrexham, which followed the story of Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney buying Wrexham AFC, one of the oldest professional football clubs in the world, and the transformation of the team, and the town, in the process. Sometimes, an editor works with comedic geniuses in order to turn some very funny footage into the tightest, most hilarious version the material has to offer, which was the case for Malinda Zehner Guerra and Stephanie Filo and their Emmy-nominated efforts on A Black Lady Sketch Show. Filo, meanwhile, is also nominated for shaping the globe-trotting comedy History of the World Part II and shaping a chilling, illuminating look at one of the most gruesome serial killers of all time in Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. Then there’s Russell Griffin, ACE, who has two nominations for his work on the comedies How I Met Your Father and The Upshaws, which are very different shows that still deliver very steady laughs.

In collaboration with Impact24The Credits moderated a panel with these talented individuals to talk about their craft, their journeys to becoming Emmy-nominated editors, the demands of storytelling, the joy of sitting with your father when you find out you’ve been nominated thrice (we now call this The Stephanie Filo Experience) and more.

Check out our “Beyond the Cut” panel here:

For more interviews with editors, check out these stories:

“Barbie” Editor Nick Houy on Leaving Only the A-Plus Jokes

How Editor Eddie Hamilton Cut “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” to the Quick

How “Stranger Things” Editor Dean Zimmerman Cut Eddie’s Epic Guitar Solo & That Wild Season 4 Finale

Featured image: L-r: “Welcome to Wrexham,” courtesy FX Networks; Dahmer. Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. Evan Peters as Jeffrey Dahmer in episode 108 of Dahmer. Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. Cr. Ser Baffo/Netflix © 2022


Bryan Abrams

Bryan Abrams is the Editor-in-chief of The Credits. He's run the site since its launch in 2012. He lives in New York.

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