Mike Saenz is a independent filmmaker. BOMBSHELTER FILMS is his production company.
Mike Saenz graduated from the USC School of Cinema/Television with an MFA in Production. His short film, “Casablanca,” which he wrote and directed, was selected for the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.
As editor, Mike Saenz has cut feature films and documentaries, both long form and short, for theatrical, TV, and web exhibition. His first feature as editor, “Special,” was selected for the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. He edited “In Perpetuity,” a documentary featurette produced by the USC Shoah Foundation Institute in partnership with Steven Spielberg. The film aired with “Schindler’s List” on HBO.
In 2011, he edited, “The Citizen,” starring Cary Elwes, Agnes Bruckner, and William Atherton.
Most recently, he edited “Up to Speed,” featuring Timothy “Speed” Levitch and directed by Richard Linklater.
He has also worked as assistant editor for Sandra Adair on Linklater’s “Bernie,” “Before Midnight,” and most recently on “Boyhood,” which premieres in the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.