Matt Chesse is an American film editor, producer, and director who is mainly associated with Independent films. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Film Editing for Finding Neverland. Chesse has edited most of the films directed by Marc Forster, including the recent James Bond film Quantum of Solace.
Chesse was born and raised in the San Francisco area, and received a bachelor's degree in English literature from San Francisco State University. After college he was invited to relocate to Los Angeles to assist Peter Kagan, a director of commercials, at Stiefel and Co.. He next worked as an assistant to Angus Wall, an editor at the commercial editorial shop Rock, Paper, Scissors. Chesse became an editor under the tutelage of David Lee and Lauren Zuckerman. His first project with Marc Forster was on the film Everything Put Together, which led to their collaboration on the very successful film Monster's Ball.
Chesse has been elected to membership in the American Cinema Editors.