Sandra Adair

Dir Editor
Detour Film production

Sandra Adair, award winning feature film editor, is making her directorial debut with her feature length documentary The Secret Life of Lance Letscher. Adair has had an ongoing artistic collaboration with film director Richard Linklater, having edited 20 films for him over the past 24 years, some of which include the classic Dazed and Confused, the 2012 comedy Bernie, and the critically acclaimed Before trilogy, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight, and Boyhood.

In 2014, Linklater’s Boyhood premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews and went on to win numerous awards, including 3 Golden Globes including that for Best Picture, Drama, and 3 BAFTAs. Boyhood also earned 6 Academy Award nominations, including Best Editing for Sandra Adair. Adair won the American Cinema Editor’s prestigious Eddie Award for best edited dramatic feature in 2015 for Boyhood.

Additionally, Adair was nominated for an Eddie Award for Best Editing of a Musical or Comedy by American Cinema Editors in 2003 for School of Rock, and won the Best Edited Documentary at the Woodstock Film Festival in 2012 for the feature documentary Shepard and Dark, for director Treva Wurmfeld. Some of Adair’s other credits with other directors include Everything Must Go, starring Will Ferrell, and the award winning documentary Sushi: The Global Catch. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and American Cinema Editors.

Sandra is currently editing another Linklater film, Last Flag Flying due out next fall.