- Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016
- LOS ANGELES
Cutters Studios has added feature film, television and commercial editor Stéphane Pereira to its staff, where he will be represented by the company throughout North America and Asia. The announcement was made by Cutters Los Angeles executive producer Megan Dahlman. According to Dahlman, Pereira began handling projects with Cutters over the past six months, and the success of those collaborations paved the way for the new relationship. Pereira continues to be represented by Melting Pot Agency in Europe.
Pereira is well-known globally for his work with leading directors and agencies in the commercial field, and for his long history of editing feature films, TV programs and shorts for an ever-expanding group of directors. At present, he is completing the forthcoming narrative feature from director Julien Rambaldi, for whom he edited the short “Scotch” (2003) and the feature film “Les meilleurs amis du monde” (2010). Also among Pereira’s feature credits is director Alain Chabat’s “Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra” (2002) starring Gerard Depardieu and Monica Belucci, which was a huge commercial success in Europe.
The son of French sound engineer Gilbert Pereira, Stéphane was born in Paris. He attended film school at Ecole Supérieur de Réalisation Audiovisuelle before spending five years editing documentaries. From there, he began working with such directors as Antoine Bardou-Jacquet, Laurent Chanez, and Reynald Gresset. Among Pereira’s credits are four of the annual Nespresso world campaigns starring George Clooney and directed by Grant Heslov (Academy Award-winning producer for Best Motion Picture in 2013 for “Argo”). In the past year alone, Pereira has cut commercials starring Clooney, Rihanna and Cristiano Ronaldo, to name but a few.