Sunday, August 11, 2013

Dept. of Turns At Bat

Meet Ain't Them Bodies Saints director David Lowery, who has made his bones as a team player in the indie film world.
Yet for all of his Swiss Army knife multitasking, it’s as an editor that he’s been most prolific. In the last four years, Mr. Lowery has edited 11 features and 6 shorts, including festival darlings like Amy Seimetz’s “Sun Don’t Shine” and Dustin Guy Defa’s “Bad Fever” — often while crashing on his collaborators’ couches, and usually for little to no money. That Mr. Lowery, 32, has so quickly established himself as independent film’s favorite fellow traveler can be attributed, at least in part, to that precocious, VCR-era training, and to his well-honed ability, as the oldest of nine children, to play well with others. “What’s interesting about David is that he meshes so well with different personalities,” Ms. Seimetz said. “He knows what he wants, and he’s very clear on that, but he doesn’t want to suddenly make your movie his. He’s helping people be clear about their voice.”

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