Cris Mertens

is a film editor in L.A. who's worked with clients such as Lionsgate, Paramount, Adult Swim, and Warner Bros Animation. Collaborating with indie filmmakers and large studios alike, Cris believes a great story is paramount for a positive audience experience.

Raised as an American in Japan, Cris' cultural upbringing inspired him with the ideology of Shokunin (職人) which means the complete mastery of one’s profession. Or in other words, to always strive to be the best - both in your craft and as a person.

Equipped with smart workflows and a strong narrative sense, Cris actively thinks outside the box to solve problems on the fly. His enthusiasm for building compelling stories with slick sound design is matched only by his unequivocal love for Weiner dogs.

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