Sandra Adair, A.C.E.


Sandra Adair, A.C.E. is an award winning feature film editor who resides in Austin, Texas. Adair has enjoyed an ongoing artistic collaboration with film director Richard Linklater, having edited 18 films for him over the past 22 years, some of which include the cult classic “Dazed and Confused”, the 2012 comedy “Bernie” and the critically acclaimed “Before” trilogy, “Before Sunrise”, “Before Sunset” and “Before Midnight”. In 2014, Linklater’s “Boyhood” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews and has since won numerous awards, including 3 Golden Globes including that for Best Picture, Drama. Boyhood also earned 6 Academy Award nominations, including Best Editing for Sandra Adair. Adair is currently editing Linklater’s “That’s What I’m Talking About.” 

Adair was nominated for an Eddie Award for Best Editing of a Musical or Comedy by the American Cinema Editors in 2003 for “School of Rock”, and won the Best Edited Documentary at the Woodstock Film Festival in 2012 for the feature doc Shepard and Dark, for director Treva Wurmfeld. Some of Adair’s other credits with other directors include “Everything Must Go”, starring Will Ferrell, and the award winning documentary “Sushi: The Global Catch”. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and American Cinema Editors and enjoys supporting and mentoring new filmmakers in the Austin area.


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