IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- American Cinema Editors, the industry's leading organization of motion picture editors, has nominated Brandon Key, of Tustin, CA, for a 60th annual ACE Eddie Award. The announcement was made Jan. 12.
Key's "Best Edited Documentary" nomination, for his work on the critically acclaimed Michael Jackson film "This Is It," is shared by co-editors Tim Patterson, Don Brochu and Kevin Stitt.
Winners will be announced by ACE on Feb. 14.
Shortly after the world learned of the death of the legendary King of Pop, Key, a long-time Jackson fan, received a frantic call from Patterson, a friend and collaborator of 15 years, to help cobble together what had been raw rehearsal footage of Jackson's ill-fated international tour into a full-length documentary for an ASAP theatrical release.
Quite unexpectedly, Key and his cohorts found themselves laboring over piles of video footage 12 hours a day, seven days a week last summer in a frantic effort to create a posthumous Jackson film tribute for a fast-approaching October release. "This Is It" opened last fall to huge audiences and critical praise.
"I just never dreamed," Key stated, "that I'd be thrust into helping create what would become one of the biggest movies of the year -- and the highest-grossing concert film of all time."
That accomplished, Key and Patterson have gone on to edit and shoot additional content for the DVD, which is expected to ship this month.
"This Is It" has grossed over $250 million since its debut.
Key is president and founder of Digital Cut, Inc. (http://www.digitalcutinc.com), Irvine, CA, a six-year-old, full-service post-production facility specializing in commercial, industrial and documentary productions for broadcast, Internet and live events.
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