Co-Founder & Editor


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Kirk Baxter is the co-founder of the award winning commercial editing company EXILE, where, along with his partners, CL Weaver, Matt Murphy, and the late Eric Zumbrunnen, he has worked with many of the industry’s top directors, agencies, and brands. Together the partners created a company known for its top tier talent and commitment to creative excellence, representing a collection of Oscar and award winning editorial heavyweights.

Kirk started his editing career in Sydney, Australia, at the tender age of 17, where he was born and raised. Across the span of his 30 year career, he has lived and worked as an editor in Sydney, London, and New York, eventually settling in Los Angeles, where he currently lives with his wife and daughter.

Kirk began his long standing collaboration with director David Fincher in 2007, working on the feature films The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonThe Social NetworkThe Girl with the Dragon Tattooand Gone Girl, as well as the Netflix TV series, House of Cards and Mindhunter, the latter of which he was also a co-producer. During this collaboration, he earned three Academy Award nominations and two wins for Best Editing for The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. 

With offices in New York and Los Angeles, EXILE’s recently awarded work includes Adidas “Original is Never Finished”, Montefiore “Corazón”, Kenzo “My Mutant Brain”, Tourism Australia “Dundee”, Lorde’s “Green Light”, MiuMiu “That One Day”, Apple “History of Sound”, GE “The Boy Who Beeps”, feature film “One More Time With Feeling” and marketing campaigns for “House of Cards” and David Fincher’s “Mind Hunter”.