Michael Mastre

Nomadic Editor

Michael Mastre is a filmmaker who wears many hats, his primary focus is film and video editing. He has edited many award winning projects which have played in film festivals around the World. His insightful and easy going nature makes him a joy to work with. He has edited projects ranging from 15-second social media advertisements to feature-length films. Although editing is his strongest skill set he has worked on all aspects of filmmaking from pre-production: writing, critiquing and breaking down screenplays to illustrating storyboards. On set he has directed, worked with the art department, helped with grip and camera teams, and helped with the audio department.
In addition to being a highly skilled editor he is a skilled artist who is comfortable working with a wide range of mediums including: screen printing, etching, scratchboard, photography, and animation. Several of his pieces have been shown and sold at Gallery 85. He has done graphic design work for politicians, businesses, and musicians.

During his time as an undergrad at Sacramento State he helped develop the film studies program, and volunteered as a concert photographer. After graduating with honors from Sacramento State Michael received his Masters of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Editing from Chapman University.

When Michael isn’t working he enjoys traveling, making art, and still photography. He tries to go on photography walks at least once a week and that has helped improve his eye.


Assurdo Film Festival - April 2020

Best Editing, Best VFX (Nomination)

A.K.A. The Surgeon 

INDO-GLOBAL International Film Festival - 2020

Best Short Film Award (Winner)

A.K.A The Surgeon

San Francisco Black International Film Festival 2013

Jury Award (Winner)


Vegas Movie Awards - 2020

Best Sound Design, Best Action Film (Winner)

A.K.A. The Surgeon 

Boston International
Film Festival - 2014

Best Sci-Fi Short (Nominee)

Chasing The Past

Indie Film X - 2020

Best Visual FX (Nominee)

A.K.A. The Surgeon

KIX 48 Film Festival - 2018 

Best Directing (Winner)

Nice Hat

Top Indie Film Awards - 2020

Best FX, Best Sound (Nominee)

A.K.A. The Surgeon

She Directed Film Maker - 2019

Audience Award (Nominee)

Alex Stop