This short follows model and musician Karen Elson as she travelled to Sierra Leone as part of her role as Save The Children ambassador last month to look at the issue of newborn deaths. Elson’s twin sister and documentary-maker, Kate, joined her and recorded the journey. You can watch the film at the Vogue website.
This is a promo produced for Barclay’s, it is a new project called I Buy Local that aims to support and champion independent businesses – starting in the Leicestershire town of Hinckley. See the film a the Atomized website here.
On Oct 6th we had the first public screening of Falling a short film directed by Gabrielle Russell at the Roxy Bar and Screen.
Urban Birds is playing at the Barbican on Oct 5th. This no-budget short film was a labour of love featuring female bike couriers in London and directed by Marigold Hughes and my film-school buddy Gemma Burditt. It featured on the Bicycle Film Festival bill in various countries around the world. Here’s an interview about the film in Total Womens Cycling. Here’s a short extract. As well as editing the film I also graded it using DaVinci Resolve.
UNICEF UK joined over 200 charities to call for action on child hunger and malnutrition. This video captures some of their achievements throughout the Enough Food for Everyone IF campaign.
I recently mentored on the Maisha Documentary Film Lab. Fellow mentors were the award-winning documentary director and cinematographer Peter Chappell and the programmes founder Mira Nair who directed several fantastic documentaries before her breakout feature film Salaam Bombay.
I had a great experience in Uganda with the amazing staff and participants, and I even got my own tree! Suffice to say I would do it again at the drop of a hat.
I cut a series of interview-based films for a micro-site that advertising gargantuan BBH produced for the auction house Christie’s. A compilation from the films is available to view here at the website of the production company atomized.tv
This film for Save the Children shows Syrian refugee children and families hit by freezing winter weather as huge funding shortages endanger relief operations.
Back with the lovely folks at Grain Media. Can’t tell you what I’m working on though as it’s a top-secret pitch…
Save the Children just released their latest TV advert Tomorrow. I cut four films which show the work that is being done in the countries featured in the spot. See them here: Bangladesh, Liberia, Nepal, UK.
I assisted Gareth Scales on Spies of Warsaw a two-part drama for BBC4 adapted from the best-selling novels by Alan Furst. The show was directed by Coky Giedroyć and starred David Tennant and Janet Montgomery. Once again shot on the Arri Alexa.
Tea producer Twinings supports Save the Children’s work in China, Yunnan Province and Myanmar, Kani Province. This film shows some of those co-funded projects.
This was a film for Save the Children’s campaign to draw attention to child poverty in the UK. Apparently it really annoyed the Daily Mail. However, I suspect without them we might have rather less hits on Youtube! Thank you Daily Mail (I don’t say that very often).
Nick Loe of Rocking Horse Pictures (a fellow NFTS graduate) brought me in to edit various promos for high-end corporate clients like KPMG. Best part of the job – having a go in the McClaren F1 simulator while shooting at McClaren HQ in Oxfordshire. The best computer game ever!
I helped with the last stage of the edit as an edit mentor for Over The Wall a student documentary made by SOAS students from Football Beyond Borders. The film follows their trip through Egypt and Palestine during the Arab Spring. It was a really enjoyable experience and I really hope the guys do well with this film which is garnering wide praise.
Save the Children ambassador Myleene Klass travelled to Bangladesh, this film shows the devastating effects hunger has on children there.
I’m assisting Adam Green on The Scapegoat, an adaptation of the Daphne Du Maurier novel for ITV. The film is directed by Charles Sturridge who is probably best known for the landmark TV adaptation of Brideshead Revisited starring Jeremy Irons. The Scapegoat stars Andrew Scott, Matthew Rhys, Eileen Atkins, Sheridan Smith and Jodhi May.
Unusually we are cutting the film at full resolution ProRes 4444 LOG straight out of the Arri Alexa by using Pegasus Thunderbolt drives. Envy are supplying all the post and VFX.
In this film actress Ashley Jensen reports on Save the Children’s work in Delhi’s slums and visits Mobile Health Units with local health worker, Reika.
I cut this promo for Martini’s Kisser Casting campaign for my good friend Charlie Stanfield at Navarone.
I cut a short film promoting Join Me On The Bridge, the worlds biggest women’s rights campaign which holds a yearly global event on International Women’s Day.
I onlined The Nigerian Connection a film produced by Grain Media for the Al Jazeera strand People and Power.
It’s a hard hitting expose of people smuggling in Italy by Nigerian organised crime syndicates.
This is a film made by The Proudfoot Company for Sotheby’s. It is promoting a sale of 20th Century British Art which featured an very interesting group of works from a Private Collection from artists such as Frank Auerbach, Leon Kossoff, Lynn Chadwick and Paula Rego . You can see it here.
I have just finished a set of short “lesson plan” films about using dance in education for Teachers TV. Once again they were directed by the delightful and talented Lucia Zoro, my personal favourite is “Moving like Magnets”. You can see them here.
I had great fun editing a couple of trailers and a foyer film for the excellent “Move” exhibition at the Hayward Gallery. They were directed by James Price and the exhibition really is as fun as it looks, I highly recommend visiting if you can. You can see the films on the “Move” microsite here.
This is a promotional film made by The Proudfoot Company for Sotheby’s. The item for sale was a pink diamond and it fetched the whopping record sum of $46m! You can read about it here and see the film here.
I edited a series of short films about “Designer Couples” for the V&A museum which will be shown on Friday 24th September in the beautiful National Art Library. The films were commissioned for the “Friday Late” event “Two’s a Pair” which is part of London Design Week. You can also watch them on the V&A channel here.
This is a rather nice promotional film made by The Proudfoot Company for Sotheby’s. It features a great collection of Post-War British Art assembled by Robert Devereux, he generously donated the proceeds to set up a charity supporting African artists, you can read the story about that here, and see the film here.
I edited a series of eight films about bullying for Teachers TV. They were directed by Lucia Zoro who I was lucky enough to meet at the Berlin Talent Campus while studying at the NFTS. Some of the stories are genuinely harrowing and I hope that these films affect the students that see them as much as they did me! You can see them here.
Here’s another promotional film made by The Proudfoot Company for Sotheby’s. It is for a selling exhibition of contemporary sculpture at the beautiful Sudeley Castle. You can see the film here.
I edited a short promotional film at The Proudfoot Company for Sotheby’s. It is for potential buyers of “Modern Rome – Campo Vaccino” by J. M. W Turner. The painting was eventually sold for £30m, a new record for the British master. Somehow I don’t think the film will have clinched the sale! You can see the film here.
I’ve been editing a series of internal promo films for MTV for the creative community Swatch MTV Playground, produced in collaboration with Swatch. I hadn’t heard of it before but there is some nice work at the gallery.
House 149 is showing on the 12th January at the London Short Film Festival, it’s part of their “Night of the Living Docs” strand.
I edited a film called “The New School” for “Against The Tide” an interactive documentary project developed by Earth Stock Films, which uses archive footage of the South East coast to inspire new films and start conversations about people, history and place. The film was directed by Danny Weinstein and you can see it here.
I designed a custom Avid workflow assisting on Dead Normal (working title) a co-production between Coolabi and Burberry Productions which will air on the BBC in the UK and ABC in Australia. Post-production is being handled by Retro-Juice.
The CBBC press release describes it as “the comical adventures of three funny, strong-willed and sassy teenage sisters”. The show is being shot on the Sony F23 camera using a Convergent Designs Flash XDR recorder that records to standard SD cards.
For the technically minded we ingested 200Mbps XDCAM MXF files at Deluxe Australia and transcoded them to 15:1 offline Avid media. This media was sent to the UK using the Aspera Connect media transfer solution along with Avid bins containing the transcoded master clips. Copies of the full resolution rushes were posted to the UK on firewire drives and relinked to the master clips for the conform and grade.
Just returned from Berlin where I edited a short commercial for LG electronics, the spot was produced by Simon Richardson for The Proudfoot Company. Shot especially for the IFA Conference it featured two jumpers and two cameramen performing a spectacular freefall into the summer garden of the Messe conference centre.
I’ve been working again with Gemma Burditt on Welcome Homes, a Flash animation with post-production handled in After Effects. The film was created around audio interviews of staff at a cats and dogs home, recorded “documentary style”.
Congratulations to Gemma Burditt on winning a Silver Lion at the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival with John West “Row” (Special bonus points if you can spot another film on this website that might have inspired this spot!!!). The agency who produced the ad was Cheetham Bell JWT.
I assembled the offline cut of the spot (uncredited – grrrr!) and then handed over to the capable hands of Andy Hunwick at 422 in Manchester for the online, VFX and sound post production. Well done Gemma!
I cut some short documentaries for The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy, you can see the films on their website.
I edited and encoded the animations and video content for the Amnesty International Media Awards
I edited a internet commercial for Colgate Total Protection. 3D graphics were by Jellyfish.
Nov 2007 – Mar 2009 (Phew!)
Finally finished a marathon stint as an assistant editor on Fantastic Mr Fox, a stop-frame animated feature directed by Wes Anderson. The film is an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s short story and features an impressive roster of voice talent with George Clooney and Meryl Streep taking the lead roles. The film is slated for a November 2009 release.
Just finished cutting a one hour documentary for Channel 5. Diana The Inquest was directed by David Cohen for Mentorn. The turnaround was a sleep-depriving five days!
Completed an intense weekends work on the landmark documentary Channel 4 at 25. The editor had literally worked himself into the ground so I stepped into the breach to afford a well needed rest. It was a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting experience – as well as working with some remarkable professionals the amazing selection of archive brought back many wonderful and long forgotten memories!
Edited a trailer for Freefonix an animated series created by Magnus Fiennes, Alex Tate and Simeon Warburton. The show aired on BBC1 and CBBC.
I cut a short documentary for director Rajesh Thind about LastFM the website that recommends music, videos and concerts based on what you listen to. I’m a firm fan of the site – so if you haven’t heard of it take a look. The film was commissioned by CurrentTV.
I’ve completed work as assistant editor on the BBC series (10 x 30 minute) The Roman Mysteries adapted from the popular childrens novels by Caroline Lawrence. The series was edited by Adam Green and directed by Paul Marcus.
Tanju Miah won the “Best Post-Graduate Factual” prize at the 2006 Royal Television Society Student Awards. I attended the award ceremony with composer Birger Clausen. We were surprised and pleased to win – unfortunately we had to pay for our own drinks.
I’ve just edited “Dragonfly” a BBC New Music Short for director Gemma Burditt. The film was made in association with Warp Films and 679 Recordings and screened as part of the BBC Electric Proms at the Roundhouse in Camden.
Dragonfly was commissioned from over 300 entries as part of the BBC New Music Shorts competition run by BBC Electric Proms, BBC New Talent and BBC Film Network. It was produced by Warp Films.
I attended the Toronto International Film Festival where Tanju Miah was the only non-Canadian short on the programme, once again the wonderful NFTS paid for my flight!. Toronto was a fantastic city to visit and the festival events and programme were spectacular. I spent five days there and watched five films a day pretty much every day. Combined with the gala openings and parties in the evenings I think I slept about five hours a night all told. Exhausting and exciting!
The NFTS paid my plane ticket to the Cannes Lions festival where our Kodak Student Commercial entry “I Wish I Was a Dog” was in competition. We didn’t win anything but I got to swim in my pants at a party in the hills – so it was a successful trip as far as I’m concerned.
Feeling good about finishing Everyday Journeys a series of four short documentaries for C4’s 3 Minute Wonders strand and my first broadcast credit.
The films are directed by Rajesh Thind and each film follows a pair of people taking an “everyday journey”. I’m really pleased with the films and one of them “Sonia & Rossana” got a good write up from Victor Lewis-Smith in the Evening Standard.
Worked as assistant to Michael Johns on Framed a low budget feature shot on 35mm. At the time Michael was in charge of training and arranged screenings at Pinewood for the British Guild of Film Editors which he very kindly invited me to. I was somewhat starstruck by all the Bond paraphernalia.
Hungover after celebrating our success at the Kodak Student Commercial Awards. Our entry “I Wish I Was a Dog” won three awards – “Best Overall”, “Best in Category” and “Best Cinematography”.