Gregory Plotkin is a Los Angeles native who grew up enamored with the film industry, specifically editing and directing. He graduated from UCLA with a Bachelors degree in English and started his editorial career assisting on such films as “Pleasantville,” “The Insider” and “Pay It Forward.” He made the transition to editor by associate editing the features “Friday Night Lights,” “Dreamer” and “Fracture.” Greg made his studio debut as lead editor on the 2009 feature “Untraceable” starring Diane Lane. He then went on to edit the feature film “Paranormal Activity 2” for Paramount Studios and Blumhouse Productions.
“Paranormal Activity 2” helped shape the fledgling genre of ‘found footage” and his work on that film set the language not only for the franchise but also the “found footage” field in general. Greg went on to edit “Paranormal Activity 3”, “Paranormal Activity 4” and the spin-off “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones.” While on the latter three films, Greg also added to title of Co-Producer to his responsibilities. He also served as Executive Producer on the feature film “Nightlight.”
In 2014, Greg made his directorial debut on the short Virtual Reality film “Black Mass.” The film was shot using the cutting edge technology of the Jaunt VR camera for an immersive virtual reality horror experience. Greg directed his first feature film, “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension,” which was released by Paramount Pictures on October 23, 2015.
2017 saw Greg jumping back into the editing chair on the feature film “Get Out” for Universal Studios / Blumhouse Productions. The film was actor Jordan Peele’s feature directing debut and was both a commercial and critical success. He immediately went on to edit the feature film “Happy Death Day” for director Christopher Landon and Universal / Blumhouse Productions. Greg most recently cut the New Line feature “Game Night” for directors John Francis Daly and Jonathan Goldstein.