My Story

Film Editor. Producer. Storyteller. 

From an early age, I was immersed in the world of the creative arts. Not as the privileged offspring of a renowned thespian or famous musician, but the quiet son of a theatre usherette. Back then, for my folks, money was tight so rather than pay a babysitter my mother would take me to work with her at the theatre. There, I would sit silently in the auditorium, captivated by countless hours of plays, musicals and pantomimes.

 

I obviously  didn’t realise it at the time, but now recognise this exposure to such a variety and volume of performance at such a tender age, cemented in me, almost unconsciously, the language of visual storytelling.

 

A career in the theatre would have been an obvious progression, but to the teenage me, the medium of television was more enticing. By the age of 20 I had landed my first job in TV, at the BBC, copying rushes tapes for leading programmes like The Clothes Show. Three years on, I was editing short films for a live daily show and later cutting regularly for flagship BBC shows including Top Gear. Aged just 26, I resigned my staff position to pursue my career as a freelance film editor.

 

Spool forward about twenty years and I am now a multi-award-winning cross genre film editor and producer. I have amassed an impressive list of broadcast credits and accolades across documentary, factual entertainment, natural history and specialist factual genres.

 

In recent years, I have also enjoyed cutting for the silver screen. Beginning with the theatrical natural history documentary Enchanted Kingdom 3D, the IMAX production Wild Africa 3D and Peter Webber's Earth: One Amazing Day - the movie of Planet Earth II.

 

Both my television and theatrical work have been recognised at film festivals across the world such as BAFTA Film & Television Awards, The Grierson Awards, New York FestivalJackson Hole, Wildscreen, Missoula and The International Film Festival of India.

 

One of my latest documentary projects, Leaving Care - produced by Chatterbox Productions in London for CBBC, has recently been awarded two BAFTAs and a BROADCAST award

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RECENT WORK

RECENT WORK

Recent Projects

Leaving Care

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Documentary
FILM EDITOR

I'm delighted to announce that Leaving Care has received two BAFTAs and the BROADCAST award for Best Children's. The film follows the journeys of two remarkable young men as they transition out of the care system. Click here or on the picture above to watch the film.
 

Going Circular

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Feature Documentary
FILM EDITOR

This revolutionary documentary about a circular economy invites the audience to rethink everything. Fascinating personal stories challenge us to reform our deepest ideas about what it really means to thrive as a species on Planet Earth by moving towards a circular future. Link to the film's official website here

Oti Mabuse
My South Africa

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Documentary
FILM EDITOR

Oti drives and dances her way across South Africa in this heartwarming BBC1 film. She reveals her own life story, delves into her family's past and examines the recent history of the country since the end of Apartheid. 

Awards

2022

Going Circular

WINNER

Grand Prix for Best Documentary

Cannes Media & TV Awards

FILM EDITOR

Going Circular

GOLD WINNER

Best Science & Technology Film

New York Festival TV & Film Awards

FILM EDITOR

Going Circular

FINALIST

Best Documentary

RTS West Film Awards

FILM EDITOR

2020

Leaving Care

WINNER

Best Children's Programme

BROADCAST Television Awards

FILM EDITOR

2019

Leaving Care

WINNER

Content for Change

BAFTA Film and Television Awards

FILM EDITOR

Leaving Care

WINNER

Teen

BAFTA Film and Television Awards

FILM EDITOR

Attenborough's Ant Mountain

FINALIST

Best Film

Jackson Hole International Wildlife Film Festival Awards

FILM EDITOR

2018

 

Earth: One Amazing Day

WINNER

Best Film

International Nature Film Festival Awards, Hungary

FILM EDITOR

 

Attenborough's Ant Mountain

FINALIST

Best Film

International Nature Film Festival Awards, Hungary

FILM EDITOR

 

2017

 

Wild Africa 3D

FINALIST

Best Theatrical Film

Jackson Hole International Wildlife Film Festival Awards

FILM EDITOR

 

Jaguars: Brazil's Super Cats

FINALIST

Best Conservation Film

Jackson Hole International Wildlife Film Festival Awards

FILM EDITOR

 

2016

 

India's Wandering Lions

FINALIST

Wildscreen International Wildlife Film Festival Awards

FILM EDITOR

 

2015

 

Enchanted Kingdom

WINNER

Best Theatrical Film

Jackson Hole International Wildlife Film Festival Awards

FILM EDITOR

 

India's Wandering Lions

FINALIST

Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole International Wildlife Film Festival Awards

FILM EDITOR

 

2014

  

Tigress Blood

WINNER

Best Editing

National Film Awards of India

FILM EDITOR

 

Enchanted Kingdom

WINNER

Best 3D Documentary

Wildscreen International Wildlife Film Festival Awards

FILM EDITOR

 

Secrets Of Bones

WINNER

Best Series

Wildscreen International Wildlife Film Festival Awards

FILM EDITOR

 

2011

 

Flight For Survival

FINALIST

Best Conservation Best Independent

Missoula International Wildlife Film Festival Awards

FILM EDITOR

 

2010

 

A Day On The River

WINNER

Best Children's Film Best Internet Film

Missoula International Wildlife Film Festival Awards

FILM EDITOR & PRODUCER

 

Inside Life

WINNER

Best Children's Series

Missoula International Wildlife Film Festival Awards

FILM EDITOR

 

The Coral Gardener

WINNER

Best Short Film

Wildscreen International Wildlife Film Festival Awards

FILM EDITOR

 

2009

 

The Coral Gardener

FINALIST

Best Short Film

Jackson Hole International Wildlife Film Festival Awards

FILM EDITOR

 

2008

 

Saving Planet Earth

WINNER

Best Children's Series

Missoula International Wildlife Film Festival Awards

FILM EDITOR

 

2007

 

Showdown In Elk Town

WINNER

Best Short Film

Jackson Hole International Wildlife Film Festival Awards

FILM EDITOR