Carsten Kurpanek was born and raised in Germany and moved to Los Angeles in 2007 to pursue a career in film. He was an assistant editor on films such as Machine Gun Preacher, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and World War Z, before making the jump to feature editor with the drama-thriller Squatters (Gabrielle Wilde, Luke Grimes and Richard Dreyfuss). He then edited the indie dramas Diving Normal, and Fort Bliss (Michelle Monaghan, Ron Livingston). He most recently co-edited Relativity’s sci-fi adventure film Earth to Echo and this year’s martial arts reboot Kickboxer: Vengeance (Jean Claude Van Damme). He is currently editing the remake of Benji for Blumhouse Productions, to be released in 2017.
Carsten edited the Phillips brothers’ short film, The Mediator.