Eric Kissack

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Eric Kissack
Born (1977-04-15) 15 April 1977 (age 45)
New York City, United States
Alma materBrown University
OccupationEditor, director, producer
Years active2007 - present
Libby Cuenin
(m. 2013)

Eric Kissack is an American film editor, director and producer. Films Kissack has edited include A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011), Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)[1][2] and Daddy's Home (2015).[3][4][5][6]

Early life and career[edit]

Kissack was born and raised in New York City. He attended Hunter College High School and attended Brown University in 1999. He established his profession as a film editor with Role Models,[4][7] Brüno, Cedar Rapids,[4] The Dictator,[8][9] Horrible Bosses 2,[1][4] Daddy's Home[3] and Instant Family. His directorial debut was Love, Sex & Missed Connections.[4]


Year Title Language Director Editor Producer Notes
2007 The Ten English No Yes No
2008 Birds of America English No Yes No
2009 Role Models[4][7] English No Yes No
2009 Brüno English No Yes No Co-edited with Jonathan Scott Corn
2011 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas English No Yes No
2011 Harold & Kumar English No Yes No
2011 Cedar Rapids[4] English No Yes No
2012 The Dictator[8][9] English No Yes No
2012 Veep English No Yes No Television series
2012 Love, Sex and Missed Connections English Yes No No Directorial debut[4]
2014 The Gunfighter[5][10][6][11][12] English Yes No No Short comedy
2015 Horrible Bosses 2[1][4] English No Yes No
2015 Daddy's Home[3] English No Yes No Co-edited with Brad Wilhite
2016-2020 The Good Place[13][14][15][16] English No Yes Yes Television series
2018 Instant Family English No No Yes
2019 Black Monday English No Yes No Television series
2019 The Selection English Yes No Yes Limited series; Spin-off of The Good Place


Year Award Film Category Result Notes
2012 Traverse City Film Festival Love, Sex and Missed Connections[17] Best Director Won Special Jury Prize - First-Time Director
2012 Cleveland International Film Festival Love, Sex and Missed Connections[18] American Independent Award[18] Won Sponsored by Alan and Marta Glazen[18]
2014 Los Angeles Film Festival The Gunfighter Best Short film[19] Won Audience Choice Awards
2015 San Diego International Film Festival[4] The Gunfighter Best Director Won Audience Choice Awards
2015 Reel Shorts Film Festival[4] The Gunfighter[5] Best Director Won Audience Choice Awards
2015 Saatchi & Saatchi The Gunfighter[20] Short film Exhibition
2017 Emmy Award Veep Best Editor Nominated Groundbreaking[21]
2019 American Cinema Editors Awards 2019 The Good Place[13] Best Editor Nominated Best edited comedy series for commercial television
2020 American Cinema Editors Awards 2020 The Good Place[13] Best Editor Nominated Best edited comedy series for commercial television


  1. ^ a b c "'Horrible Bosses 2': Film Review". News The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
  2. ^ "Film Review: 'Horrible Bosses 2'". News Variety. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "1 Thing Directors Look for in the Audition Room". backstage. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "'The Gunfighter' Director Eric Kissack on How He Cast Nick Offerman: TheWrap's ShortList Quickie". News The Wrap. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  5. ^ a b c "In Short 'The Gunfighter,' Nick Offerman Is a Sadistic Omnipotent Narrator". Slash Film. Retrieved June 25, 2014.
  6. ^ a b "'The Gunfighter' Lampoons Voiceovers, Westerns, and Sexual Peccadilloes". filmschoolrejects. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Those Darn Kidults! The Menace of Eternal Youth". The New York Times. Retrieved November 7, 2008.
  8. ^ a b "British startup to launch streaming service where viewers can buy shares in new series". Telegraph. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  9. ^ a b "The Dictator". Retrieved May 11, 2012.
  11. ^ "Nick Offerman voices a deadly narrator in this meta Western comedy". AV Club. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
  12. ^ "Mini short film festival serves up the best of short film this weekend". richmond. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
  13. ^ a b c "'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'Roma', 'Atlanta' Among ACE Editing Award Nominees – Complete Eddies List". News Deadline. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  14. ^ "The Good Place Exclusive: Listen to a Clip From Tonight's Episode of the Official Podcast". Paste Magazine. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  15. ^ "ACE Eddie Awards: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' & 'The Favourite' Emerge as Oscar Frontrunners". Awards Circuit. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  16. ^ "'Deadpool 2', 'A Star Is Born', 'First Man' Score ACE Editing Nominations". collider. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  17. ^ "Traverse City Film Festival". IMDB.
  18. ^ a b c "36th Cleveland International Film Festival Round-Up". akronlife. Retrieved April 4, 2012.
  20. ^ "Cannes Lions 2015: Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase". The Mill. Retrieved June 25, 2015.
  21. ^ "The Complete List of 2017 Emmy Winners". vogue. Retrieved September 18, 2017.

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