Born in 1960 in southern New Jersey, Keith Reamer fell in love with the movies at an early age, making Super 8 horror films in his parents’ backyard before deciding, at age 14, to become a film editor.
In 1982, Keith graduated from the University of Bridgeport's storied film program and soon went to work as a New York-based film editor. Since then, he has cut over 35 features. Among his credits are Maggie Greenwald’s revisionist western, The Ballad of Little Jo; Mary Harron's feature debut, I Shot Andy Warhol; and Tony Bui’s Three Seasons, a Sundance Award winner and the first American dramatic feature to shoot in Vietnam.
Other notable credits include Maggie Greenwald's Appalachian musical drama, Songcatcher; Eric Bross's Ten Benny and Restaurant; and Hilary Brougher's Sundance hit, Stephanie Daley, starring Tilda Swinton.
He more recently edited Cherien Dabis' heralded debut, Amreeka, a Cannes and Sundance festival favorite, and followed that up with Jim Kohlberg's The Music Never Stopped, starring Julia Ormond. It was the opening night film for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
In 2008, Keith cut his first feature documentary, American Swing, a graphic, hilarious and ultimately touching portrait of the notorious NY sex club, Plato's Retreat, directed by Jon Hart and Mathew Kaufman.
His documentary work has continued with Beth B’s startling, engaging Exposed, and Before the Spring, After the Fall, from Academy Award- nominated filmmaker, Jed Rothstein. It follows a number of young musicians in Egypt's underground heavy metal scene, through the tumult of the Arab Spring.
In addition to his editing career, Keith has expanded the scope of his work as an educator, teaching at Columbia University, Manhattan Edit Workshop, and other institutions. In 2009, he led an intensive feature film editing workshop for the Royal Film Commission of Amman, Jordan, and most recently returned to the RFC to serve as an editing mentor on the RFC production, A 7 Hour Difference.