Brian Wessel’s editing career began in his hometown of St. Louis, MO. He started editing documentaries about him and his snowboard friends (despite there’s barely any snow in STL). He went to college to study computer science, but ultimately desired to find a way to edit video for a living.
He graduated from the American Intercontinental University in London England with a dual UK-US BFA in Media Productions with a focus on film editing. With the aim to hone his skills for editing and storytelling, he travelled to Los Angeles where he attended the American Film Institute, where he obtained his MFA in Film Editing.
He started as an associate editor on the documentary THE WILD WONDERFUL WHITES OF WEST VIRGINIA, however his dream had always been to work in scripted narrative. He became an assistant editor on TV shows such as “Happy Endings“, a pilot called “Animal Practice“, “Children’s Hospital“, “The Newsroom” and “The Killing“. After working as an assistant editor on “The Vampire Diaries” for a couple seasons, he was promoted to editor, where he worked for three seasons. He has since worked on the Hulu series “Freakish“, a comedy pilot called “Brooke” and was an additional editor for an upcoming 2018 film WHAT THEY HAD. Currently, he is having a blast editing on the 10-episode anthology reboot of the late 1980s cult hit comedy “Heathers“.