Matt Chessé

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Matt Chessé
Matthew Chessé

(1965-10-27) October 27, 1965 (age 53)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationFilm editor
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Gillian Harwood Chesse
ChildrenClover Chessé and Coco Chessé

Matthew "Matt" Chessé (born October 27, 1965) is an American film editor, producer, and director who is mainly associated with Independent films. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing for Finding Neverland (2004). Chessé has edited most of the films directed by Marc Forster.

Early life[edit]

Chessé was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, and received a bachelor's degree in English literature from San Francisco State University. He attended Ygnacio Valley High School in the SF/EastBay city of Concord graduating with the Class of 1984.


After college he was invited to relocate to Los Angeles to assist Peter Kagan, a director of commercials, at Stiefel and Co.. He next worked as an assistant to Angus Wall, an editor at the commercial editorial shop Rock, Paper, Scissors. Chessé became an editor under the tutelage of David Lee and Lauren Zuckerman.[1] His first project with Marc Forster was on the film Everything Put Together (2000), which led to their collaboration on the very successful film Monster's Ball (2001).


Chessé has been elected to membership in the American Cinema Editors.[2]

He has been nominated, for an Oscar in 2005: Best Achievement in Editing for Finding Neverland (2004), an Eddie in 2005: Best Edited Feature Film – Dramatic for Finding Neverland (2004), and a Satellite Award in 2008: Best Film Editing for Quantum of Solace (2008) which he shared with: Richard Pearson)[3]

Personal life[edit]

Chessé currently lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife, two children, Clover and Coco, and one dog named Shortbread.

Editing credits[edit]

Matthew Chessé began his career as an editor. His editing credits include:


  1. ^ SONY Pictures Entertainment (2006). "Stranger than Fiction: Production Notes", document archived at WebCite 2008-07-06 based on the version posted at this original URL.
  2. ^ "American Cinema Editors > Members", webpage archived by WebCite from this original URL on 2008-03-04.
  3. ^

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