Glen Scantlebury

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Glen Scantlebury
Born1955 (age 67–68)
Occupation(s)Film editor, director, screenwriter
Years active1981–present
SpouseLucy Phillips

Glen Scantlebury (born 1955) is an American film editor, director, and screenwriter. He has edited major studio feature films such as Con Air and Transformers, and has worked primarily in the action and horror film genres.


Currently based in San Francisco, Scantlebury was born in Annandale, Virginia in 1955, and attended Virginia Commonwealth University.[1]

Film editing[edit]

In 1981, Scantlebury became a member (performer and crew) of The Video Band, for which he edited a series of experimental music videos released in the early 1980s.[2][3]

Scantlebury became one of the first editors to edit feature films on video, beginning in 1987 with the Tom Waits concert film Big Time (1988).[1] He subsequently worked at Zoetrope Studios for five years.[1] He was cited by Variety in 2009 as a "key cutter" among director Michael Bay's "trusted team of editors."[4]

In addition to editing feature films, Scantlebury has edited numerous music videos and documentaries.[1][5] In 2012, Scantlebury was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[6]

Independent film production[edit]

Scantlebury is an independent filmmaker, operating Pavement Pictures in partnership with his wife, Lucy Phillips.[1][7] Phillips is a producer, director, and screenwriter.[8]

Abducted, the fourth feature film written and directed by Phillips and Scantlebury, appeared as an Xbox exclusive release in September 2013, and was released on DVD in October 2013.[9] It won the 2013 Shriekfest Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festival award for Best Sci-Fi Feature Film.[10]




Co-credited with Lucy Phillips:

  • 1993: "Jimmy Still Comes Around" (music video by The Loud Family)
  • 1995: My Dubious Sex Drive
  • 2004: My Tiny Universe
  • 2013: Abducted[10]


Co-credited with Lucy Phillips:

  • 1993: Steal America
  • 1995: My Dubious Sex Drive
  • 2004: My Tiny Universe
  • 2013: Abducted

Editing and musical performance[edit]

Music videos with The Video Band:

  • 1982: "From the Field"[12]
  • 1982: "The Reagan Commercials"[13]
  • 1984: "California Zones"[14]
  • 1984: "Reverse Angles"[15]
  • 1984: "War Dance"[15]
  • 1984: Scratch Video (compilation)[15]

Other crew[edit]

  • 1981: "Jinx" (music video by Tuxedomoon) (grip)[16]
  • 1993: Steal America (cinematographer)

Further reading[edit]

  • Rowe, Robin (July–August 2007). "Robots Rising: Editing Transformers, Michael Bay's Rock 'em Sock 'em Blockbuster". Editors Guild Magazine. 28 (4).
  • Stetz, Bill (January–February 2008). "Editorializing: ACE Panel Talks Shop at HD Expo". Editors Guild Magazine. 29 (1). Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2014-05-19.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Con Air: About the Filmmakers". Film Scouts. 1997. Archived from the original on 2007-08-14.
  2. ^ Burnham, Linda Frye (1987). "Shorts". High Performance. Astro Artz. 10: 23.
  3. ^ "Television". Art Com Magazine. Contemporary Arts Press (20): 4. 1983.
  4. ^ Debruge, Peter (March 31, 2009). "At Work With: Michael Bay". Variety. Archived from the original on 2014-05-19.
  5. ^ "Glen Scantlebury – Filmography". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-05-19.
  6. ^ Weisman, Jon (June 29, 2012). "Film acad invites 176 to join". Variety. Archived from the original on 2014-05-19.
  7. ^ Stark, Collin (2006). "Gallery: Iraq, Inc.". The Hollywood Hill (Photograph and caption). Archived from the original on 2014-05-19. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  8. ^ Lucy Phillips at IMDb.
  9. ^ Stephanie K. (October 25, 2013). "Abducted: The Ultimate Mindf*ck". Royal Flush. Archived from the original on 2014-05-19.
  10. ^ a b Abducted at IMDb.
  11. ^ Harvey, Dennis (October 20, 2005). "Review: My Tiny Universe". Variety. Archived from the original on 2014-05-19.
  12. ^ "From the Field" (1982) at WorldCat.
  13. ^ "The Reagan Commercials" (1982) at WorldCat.
  14. ^ "California Zones" (1984) at WorldCat.
  15. ^ a b c The Video Band (1984). Scratch Video. Internet Archive Moving Image Archive. MWF Video Club collection.
  16. ^ "Jinx" (1981) at WorldCat.

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