Cut+Run’s Peterson edits short on Warriors’ Thompson

(Above the Waves)

No one knows when Golden State Warrior’s Klay Thompson will step on the court again. Thompson tore his left ACL in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals on June 13 and underwent surgery on July 2. Above the Waves is a short film for Kaiser Permanente that documents the All-Star on his mental and physical road to recovery.

Created by Steve Stoute’s Translation LLC, the effort was edited by Cut+Run’s Stacy Peterson and directed by Tool of North America’s Floyd Russ, the 6-minute short is a personal recounting of what it takes to become a champion and the dedication and will it takes to heal.

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Stacy Peterson

Above the Waves has been a labor of love, comments editor Peterson. “I’ve worked with director Floyd Russ many times, and he always brings a distinct point of view, and an element of surprise to his projects. There is always an idea that catches me off guard in the best possible way. The team from Translation was also a dream to work with and their enthusiasm for the film was contagious.”

She adds, “Plus we are all are huge sports fans, which made the edit process one of the most fun experiences I’ve had to date.”


Agency: Translation LLC

  • CEO and Founder: Steve Stoute
  • President: Ann Wool
  • Head of Client Services: Susanna Swartley
  • Chief Marketing Officer: Chaucer Barnes
  • Group Creative Director: Alex Kaplan
  • Group Creative Director: Barry Katz
  • Senior Art Director: Dylan Simel
  • Senior Copywriter: Nickolaus Sugai
  • Executive Content Producer: Matthew Flaherty
  • Content Producer: Dustin Grant
  • Account Director: Austin Scherer
  • Account Supervisor: Ciara Travis
  • Account Executive: Bridget Derraugh
  • Chief Strategy Officer: Sandi Preston
  • Strategy Director: Drew Simel
  • Strategist: Megan Mundo
  • Director of Business Affairs: Thalia Tsouros
  • Business Affairs Manager: Maria Elia
  • Business Affairs Manager: Noyle Jones
  • Context Director: Angel Navedo
  • Senior Project Manager: Ali Schurz

Production Company: Tool of North America

  • Director: Floyd Russ
  • Executive Producer: Laura Macauley
  • Line Producer: Andy Coverdale
  • Director of Photography: Jacob Moller
  • Production Designer: Dean Backer

Post Production: Cut + Run

  • Editor: Stacy Peterson
  • Assistant Editor: Chris Wronka
  • Managing Director: Lauren Hertzberg
  • Head of Production: Marcia Wigley
  • Executive Producer: Ellese Shell


  • Creative Director: Alvin Cruz
  • VFX Supervisor: Alvin Cruz
  • VFX Supervisor: Tobey Lindback
  • Executive Producer: Camila De Biaggi
  • Senior Producer: Elissa Norman
  • 2D Lead: Tobey Lindback
  • 2D artists: Mazyar Sharifian, Renato Carone, Anthony Ricciardi

Finishing: Jogger Studios

  • Flame Artist: Joey Grosso
  • Flame Assistant: Rachel Driver
  • Post Producer: Mike Tockman

Color: The Mill NY

  • Colorist: Mikey Rosssiter
  • Human Worldwide

Music, Sound Design and Mix: Barking Owl

  • Mix: Dan Flosdorf
  • Senior Producer: Ashley Bento

SOURCE: Cut + Run