Matthew Newman is a British film editor. He began his career as a production assistant on the film Gangs of New York, where he was mentored by the legendary Director of Photography, Michael Ballhaus.
After starting out as an editor primarily for commercials, a chance encounter with Director Nicolas Winding Refn led Newman to his first film project, Bronson, starring Tom Hardy. The film was a success and led to a reunion with Refn on the epic warrior feature film, Valhalla Rising, starring Mads Mikkelsen. Moving to Los Angeles Newman next began work on the romantic action drama Drive, a breakthrough film which minted Ryan Gosling as a bona fide movie star. All three feature films, Drive, Only God Forgives and The Neon Demon, competed at Cannes in successive years, while Drive garnered Newman his first BAFTA nomination.
Newman also completed work for Director Stefano Sollima on Sony’s action feature film Sicario: Day of the Soldado, starring Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin. Newman just finished cutting Too Old To Die Young, Refn’s epic pulp crime series for Amazon Studios starring Miles Teller.
Alongside movies, Newman cuts international ad campaigns for luxury fashion houses such as Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and Hugo Boss, for which he also collaborated with Director Darren Aronofsky.
Mat divides his time between Berlin and Los Angeles. He is currently on hiatus from editing Without Remorse for Stefano Sollima and Paramount Pictures and is available for spot work.