Thom Newell


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The Third Floor

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Legendary Ent.

College Humor


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Vanity Fair


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Thom Newell

LA-based director/editor. He knows more about horror movies than most folks at trivia night.

Thom is an award winning filmmaker. He won Best Editing - Feature Film from The Downtown Independent Film Festival Los Angeles for his work on JUST LIKE BEING THERE (shared with Nils Arrington). He also placed 3rd in the Slamdance Screenplay competition for his script PARABLE FROM CALCUTTA, as well as placing 3rd at the Hollywood Horror Fest for his screenplay ETERNAL (co-written with Renton Hawkey).

The first film Thom was lucky enough to work on was as the Assistant Editor for Adam Wingard’s YOU’RE NEXT, produced by Snoot Ent. and distributed by Lionsgate. The same team took him with them on V/H/S/2, as well as Riley Stearn’s FAULTS, both of which Thom was lucky enough to join as part of the Assistant Director teams. Thom later moved on to SOUTHBOUND and RETAKE, which both took the festival world by storm before securing theatrical and VOD distribution.

Thom’s love of genre has served him well, with most of his own short films being horror-themed. His shorts have played festivals on three continents, and have a strong presence online.

Thom spends most of his time working as an editor. He has edited a number of feature films, TV series, web shorts, branded content, trailers and commercials. He has also worked as a visualization editor on a number of studio tentpoles. His knowledge as a Post Production Supervisor positions him as a strong asset to any independent production.

CV available upon request.