Patrick Lussier came to directing after a successful career behind the scenes as an editor. His long professional association with horror master West Craven began when Lussier was editing Craven's television series, Nightmare Cafe. Following that series, he was invited to cut the director's genre-smashing reinterpretation of his Elm Street creation, Wes Craven's New Nightmare. An integral part of Craven's filmmaking family from then on, Lussier has edited all of his subsequent films, including the hugely successful Dimension Scream trilogy and the Oscar-nominated Music of the Heart. For other directors, Lussier has edited Halloween H2O: Twenty Years Later, Mimic, D3: The Mighty Ducks, Dr. Who: Enemy Within, as well as several other movies of the week and television series including MacGyver and Highlander. Lussier was nominated for two consecutive years for the Gemini Award for Best Editing for Adrift and Heads. He recently made his directorial debut with the Dimension film Prophesy III: The Ascent, starring Christopher Walken, Vincent Spano and Brad Dourif.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.
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