Chris Innis

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Chris Innis
Born Christina Jean Innis
San Diego, California, USA
Other names Chris Innis
Occupation Film editor
Spouse(s) Bob Murawski (2008–present)

Christina Jean "Chris" Innis is an American film editor and filmmaker.[1] She was awarded the 2010 Academy Award, BAFTA, and A.C.E awards for "Best Film Editing" on the film The Hurt Locker, shared with co-editor, Bob Murawski. She is an elected member of the American Cinema Editors.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Innis was born and raised in San Diego, California, the daughter of architect Donald Innis and his wife, teacher and floral designer Virginia.[4]

Chris Innis moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she graduated from U.C. Berkeley, majoring in film studies. While a student at Cal Berkeley, Innis interned for several San Francisco production companies, including the commercial company owned and operated by cinematographer Ron Eveslage.[5]

Career Highlights[edit]

Innis completed post-graduate film studies at The California Institute of the Arts and received a MFA degree in filmmaking. During this time, Innis edited music videos featuring rappers Ice Cube, Onyx and DMX, as well as edited the first music video for the band Fine Industrial is Dead directed by Jordan Scott (daughter of notable film director Ridley Scott). Innis also directed and/or produced almost two dozen karaoke videos of hits for Japanese firm Pioneer Electronics.[6]

After a move to Hollywood, Innis worked as the production coordinator on the first season of the long-running hit television series American's Funniest Home Videos. She later worked her way up in post-production alongside film editor, Pietro Scalia, who she assisted on the Academy Award-winning Oliver Stone film JFK.[7] Innis and Scalia worked for six years together on a variety of films including Ridley Scott's G.I. Jane, Sam Raimi's The Quick and the Dead, White Man's Burden starring John Travolta, and Sam Raimi's cult horror TV pilot American Gothic.[1]

Innis progressed as a music editor and film editor for Sam Raimi (film director best known for The Evil Dead and the successful original Spider-Man films).[8][9][10] Innis was hired by Raimi for the job of lead editor on the CBS/Universal TV horror series American Gothic. Innis has since edited several films including 2010's Best Picture winner The Hurt Locker, which won six Academy Awards including best editing.[1]

Innis has worked as a producer, writer, and editor with Bob Murawski for the distribution of cult films for Grindhouse Releasing and Box Office Spectaculars.[11][12][13][14][15] She has also worked on the digital restorations of The Big Gundown and The Swimmer.[5] She wrote, produced, directed and edited a 2-1/2 hour, five-part documentary The Story of the Swimmer featuring behind-the-scenes interviews with cast and crew of the 1968 film The Swimmer including Joan Rivers, Janet Landgard, Marge Champion, Burt Lancaster's daughter Joanna Lancaster, producer Michael Hertzberg and former film executive Ted Zachary (New Line Cinema). The documentary has been called "miraculous... never a dull moment", "a fascinating Hollywood story" which is "impressive...and should be in the running for Best (Blu-ray) Feature of the year".[16][17][18]

Personal life[edit]

Since 2008, Innis has been married to fellow film editor and film distributor Bob Murawski. The two were first introduced to one another by Sam Raimi and met while both were editing American Gothic.[19] The couple married shortly after completing work on The Hurt Locker. Her sister is Bay Area artist Cynthia Ona Innis.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Position Other Personnel Notes
1991 JFK Apprentice Editor Director Oliver Stone Team received Academy Award/BAFTA/ACE "Best Editing"
1993 Indecent Proposal Apprentice Editor Director Adrian Lyne
1994 Dead Beat First Assistant Editor
1995 The Quick and the Dead First Assistant Editor Director Sam Raimi
1995 American Gothic TV Pilot Associate Editor Executive Producer Sam Raimi
1995-1996 American Gothic TV Series Editor Executive Producer Sam Raimi
1997 G.I. Jane Associate Editor Director Ridley Scott
1999 The Boy with the X-Ray Eyes (aka X-Treme Teens) Editor Director Jeff Burr
2000 The Gift Music Editor Director Sam Raimi
2002 Spider-Man Music Editor Director Sam Raimi
2005 Straight Into Darkness Consulting Editor Director Jeff Burr
2009 The Hurt Locker Editor (with Bob Murawski) Director Kathryn Bigelow Academy Award/BAFTA/ACE "Best Editing," "Best Picture"
2010 Gone with the Pope Associate Producer
2013 The Big Gundown Producer (Blu-ray/DVD restoration/release)
2014 The Swimmer Producer (Blu-ray/DVD restoration/release)
2014 The Story of the Swimmer
(feature documentary)
Writer/Director/Producer/Editor 2-1/2 hour, five-part documentary on the making of The Swimmer
2014 It Must be Nice Editor/Director/Producer Short film

Awards and nominations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Chris Innis IMDB credits
  2. ^ "Becoming a Member". American Cinema Editors. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  3. ^ "Member Roster". American Cinema Editors. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  4. ^ Virginia Maples Innis obituary, San Diego Union-Tribune, February 25, 2007
  5. ^ a b c Chris Innis - Biography
  6. ^ [1] IMDB other work
  7. ^ [2] "The Hurt Locker Editor Chris Innis to guest blog on Avid Industry Buzz", Avid, March 4, 2010 by Taryn Unruh
  8. ^ [3] IMDB bio
  9. ^ [4] THH News - "The Hurt Locker"
  10. ^ [5] Flavorwire "Oscars 2010 – We’re Live Blogging It Here" by Caroline Stanley, March 7, 2010
  11. ^ [6] "Cannibal Holocaust" 25th Anniveray Edition review, by Jari Kovalainen, January 1, 2006
  12. ^ [7] IMDB Bob Murawski bio
  13. ^ [8] DVD Maniacs Review "Cannibal Holocaust" 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition
  14. ^ [9] AV Maniacs Grindhouse's David Szulkin on release of "Cat in the Brain", March 25, 2009
  15. ^ *Also see DVD credits for Grindhouse Releasing & BOS DVD releases of Cat in the Brain, Pieces, Cannibal Holocaust, Cannibal Ferox, I Drink Your Blood
  16. ^ Blu-ray.com "The Swimmer" Blu-ray review by Brian Orndorf, March 24, 2014
  17. ^ HiDefDigest "The Swimmer" Blu-ray review March 2014
  18. ^ MondoDigital "The Swimmer" Blu-ray Review, March 2014
  19. ^ Horror at the Oscars 3: The Spawning
  20. ^ 82nd Academy Awards
  21. ^ http://www.bafta.org/awards/film/film-awards-nominations,949,BA.html
  22. ^ http://www.screendaily.com/awards/other-awards/hurt-locker-avatar-district-9-among-ace-nominees/5009543.article
  23. ^ MovieMaker.com - Online Critics Name The Hurt Locker Best Picture
  24. ^ Davis, Don (2009-12-16). "'Hurt Locker' wins big with Vegas critics". Variety. Retrieved 2009-12-17.
  25. ^ Variety "'Hurt Locker' tops with Boston critics: Pic takes four other kudos as journos hand out honors" by Daniel Kimmel, December 13, 2009
  26. ^ "Indie Heavy Golden Satellite Nods", Indewire, by Peter Knegt, November 29, 2009
  27. ^ Brevet, Brad (2009-12-21). "'Hurt Locker' Leads Pack with Four Wins at 2009 Satellite Awards". Ropeofsilicon.com. Retrieved 2009-12-21.
  28. ^ Indiewire "Serious Man, Firth, Swinton Among Cinephile Society Winners" by Peter Knegt, February 17, 2010
  29. ^ Variety "BFCA announces its nominees" by Stuart Levine, December 14, 2009
  30. ^ Post Production Buyers Guide, Hollywood Post Alliance, "Hollywood Post Alliance Announce 2009 Award Nominees", October 1, 2009
  31. ^ Variety "Nominees announced for post awards" by David S. Cohen, October 1, 2009

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