Professor John David Allen Edits 'Ida Red'

Felix Van Kann
November 05, 2021

Ida Red, a feature film edited by Adjunct Assistant Professor John David Allen, opens in theatres around the country on November 5 with a same-day streaming release on Paramount+. The film is written and directed by John Swab, whose last film, Body Brokers, Allen edited as well. Ida Red first screened at the Locarno Film Festival this fall and features Melissa Leo, Frank Grillo, and Josh Hartnett. 

Ida Red is a family drama in the guise of a crime/heist thriller. Crime boss Ida "Red" Walker turns to her son, Wyatt, to pull off one last heist to get out of prison. However, with the FBI closing in, Wyatt must soon choose between family and freedom. 

You can watch the trailer here

John David Allen, A.C.E., has edited over 20 feature films in a wide variety of genres, as well as TV dramas and award-winning short films. For Merchant Ivory Productions he edited The Golden Bowl, Le Divorce, The White Countess, City of your Final Destination, and Cotton Mary. For director Bruce Beresford he edited Peace Love and Misunderstanding and the A&E/Lifetime/History miniseries Bonnie & Clyde. Recent credits include William Monahan’s Mojave, Bette Gordon’s The Drowning, Ondi Timoner’s Mapplethorpe, and John Swab’s Body Brokers. Allen is the director of numerous short films, including Love and Roadkill, which screened at more than 15 international film festivals in 2009. He lives in Brooklyn.