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Dody Dorn (ACE) is an American Film Editor and sits on the Board of Governors for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
She was born and raised in Santa Monica to an entertainment industry family which naturally led her to begin her career as an assistant editor and sound editor. Her work as a sound editor on James Cameron's The Abyss led to a Golden Globe Award for Best Sound.
After starting her own sound company, Sonic Kitchen, she moved into the film editing space with the cult documentary SICK: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist. Dorn's unique perspective on SICK caught the eye of Christopher Nolan which led to her contribution as a film editor on his film, Memento. As a result of her work on Memento, Dorn became widely recognized as a force in the feature film space, earning her an Academy Award nomination for Best Editing.
Dorn is also known for working with director Zack Snyder on multiple films including: Army of the Dead and Justice League. She also regularly works with famed directors Chris Nolan, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, Baz Luhrmann, Casey Affleck, and David Ayer. Her work can be seen in the following films: Insomnia, Australia, A Good Year, Matchstick Men, Kingdom of Heaven, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, End of Watch, Sabotage, Fury, I’m Still Here, and Light of My Life as well as many others.
Dorn is based in Los Angeles.