Matt Allen Named 2020 Eric Zumbrunnen Fellow
Matt Allen has been named this year’s Eric Zumbrunnen Fellow. The 27-year-old San Diego native currently serves as the second assistant editor on the Netflix feature film Sweet Girl, starring Jason Momoa, working alongside editor Matt Chessé, ACE. He previously assisted Chessé on Disney’s Christopher Robin, and served as an assistant editor with Jim May, ACE, on the recently released Bloodshot.
The Fellowship is designed to offer mentoring and technical development to a promising assistant editor currently working toward the editor’s chair. It was set up to honor the late editor Eric Zumbrunnen, ACE, (a.k.a. ‘EZ’), who passed away in 2017 at the age of 52 after a long battle with cancer. The Eddie Award-winning editor was known for his work with Spike Jonze on such films as Being John Malkovich (1999), Her (2013) and Adaptation (2002) as well as John Carter for director Andrew Stanton. He also cut music videos, commercials, documentaries and shorts for clients such as Nike, Xbox and Apple.
The Fellowship includes an ACE Associate membership, software licenses and training, and a new MacBook Pro laptop, along with mentorship and networking opportunities.