• Bio

    Fast, efficient storyteller, with meticulous attention to detail. Creative and technical problem-solver. Avid.

     

    A&E, AMC, BBC, Canal+, C4, Discovery, DR, Five, ITV, and other networks further down the alphabet...

     

    Recently returned to the UK after four years teaching storytelling through editing at the European Film College in Denmark ("probably the best foundation film school in the world.")

     

  • SELECTED Credits

    The Great Director

    Editor - Comedy Feature Film, 90m

    City Lights Films

    Comedy feature about a hapless English film lecturer trying to make the greatest film of all time, with the assistance of the European Guild of Dead Directors.

     

    Currently in post, The Great Director will be released in 2021. Written, directed by, and starring Chris Waitt (A Complete History of My Sexual Failures).

    Morning Live

    Editor - Daytime

    BBC One

    Various films for BBC One’s new daily, topical live series, designed to kick-start the day and reflect the mood of the nation.

    Making a Monster

    Editor - Documentary Series, 2 x 47m

    Monster Films for Crime + Investigation

    Two episodes of this "television first" in which forensic psychologists share their first-hand experiences with, and insights into, the minds of serial killers. Each episode tells the story of a killer’s life, from cradle to grave, to explain how monumental life events can lead people to commit appalling crimes.

     

    Episodes:

    Aileen Wuornos - "The Damsel of Death"

    Michael Bruce Ross - "The Roadside Strangler"

     

    TX: from Feb 2020

    Murder by the Sea​

    Editor - Documentary Series, 3 x 47m

    Monster Films for CBS Reality

    Three episodes of this ten-part reconstruction documentary series, in which best-selling true crime writer Geoffrey Wansell presents a collection of real life murder cases from the coasts of Britain, "which will dispel the holiday atmosphere and chill viewers to the bone."

     

    Episodes:

    John George Haigh - "The Acid Bath Murderer"

    Michael Downes - "Blackpool's only serial killer"... as far as we know

    John Bodkin-Adams - Eastbourne's "Dr Death"

     

    TX: from Jan 2020

    The Real Prime Suspect​

    Editor - Documentary Series, 1 x 47m

    Monster Films for CBS Reality

    One episode of this ten-part series led by retired Scotland Yard detective Jackie Malton, the inspiration for Helen Mirren's character DCI Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect.

     

    Malton revisits the investigations with the police, detectives, and other professionals who experienced them first hand, guiding the audience through every step of the journey, from capturing the prime suspect, to gaining a conviction, and finally providing closure to those who seek it.

     

    Episode:

    Theresa Riggi - the "Family Annihilator"

     

    TX: September 2019 onwards

    ITV Border Life

    Border Life

    Editor - Magazine Programme

    ITV Border

    "Fiona Armstrong presents Border Life, about the people, places and stories in southern Scotland."

     

    In 2015, I worked on the gamekeeper and gun dogs stories in Episode 1, the baby deaths and riding centre films in Episode 2, the greyhound story in Episode 5, and the dairy farming story in Episode 10.

     

    In 2014, I worked on the foraging story in Episode 28 and the Wigtown piece in Episode 29, edited the dyslexia and millinery stories for Episode 30, quite a lot of Episode 35, all of Episode 37 and assembled some of the 2014 review show.


    Watch all 2015 episodes or 2014 episodes.

    C4 4OD Taxi Gags Comedy Unit

    Taxi Gags

    Editor - Comedy Shorts

    Comedy Unit for Channel 4

    "Stand-up comedy in a cab! It's the funniest journey you'll ever take, as comics share their jokes, stories, rants and confessions."

     

    12 x 4-5 min. shorts

     

    Watch Men v Women or Sexy Time on YouTube, or watch all at 4OD

    The Red Army short documentary

    The Red Army

    Editor - Short Documentary, 9m

    Teebster for BBC & SDI

    "As a battle rages in the highlands of Scotland, two unlikely allies unite to defeat an invading army."

     

    Awards: Interfilm Berlin - Best Documentary
    Festivals include: Interfilm Berlin, Edinburgh, Indianapolis, Guanajuato, Galway, Open City Docs, Cellu l'Art, ZagrebDox.

     

    Watch at Scottish Documentary Institute

    The Girl Who Makes Miracles

    The Girl Who Makes Miracles

    Editor (re-cut) - Documentary, 46m

    Nobles Gate for Five / Discovery

    Re-cut & polish on this observational story of Audrey Santo, the world’s most famous living stigmatic, who exists in a coma-like state and has apparently cured thousands of pilgrims.

    Lost shorts Channel 4

    Lost in Lost

    Editor - Promo shorts, 10 x 4m

    Nobles Gate for Channel 4

    Ten shorts made for a Channel 4 Lost marathon.

    Also features the graphics work of Danny Carr.

     

    Lost the Plot

    Lost in Action

    Lost and Found

    The Real Amityville Horror

    The Real Amityville Horror

    Editor - Documentary, 52m

    Nobles Gate for Channel 4

    This reconstruction documentary looked at the events surrounding American folklore's strangest murder mystery - investigating what really happened on the night Ronald DeFeo apparently gunned down his entire family - and examining the alleged haunting of the Amityville house for years afterwards.

     

    Featuring exclusive interviews with George Lutz and many of the original participants in this story.

     

    Watch on YouTube | Vimeo

    get Bizzy animated film

    Get Bizzy

    Producer, Editor, Co-Writer - Animated Short, 6m30

    Cineworks for BBC Scotland & Scottish Screen

    Short animation made by Henry Cruickshank, starring Josie Lawrence and Tim McInnerny.

    Each character represents one of four animation techniques used in the film: hand-drawn, cut-out, claymation and CGI.

     

    Watch on Vimeo

    IM short sci-fi film science fiction

    IM

    Producer, Co-Writer, Editor - Sci-Fi Drama, 24m

    Heehaw for Scottish Television, Grampian Television, Scottish Screen.

    "Scotland - the near future. Democracy has evolved. Technology has made it possible for citizens to vote in daily referenda. Non-participation is not an option. Who Wants to Live Forever, an interactive game show, offers the ultimate prize - a place on IM: Heaven Above Earth. The prize, though, might not be all that it seems..."

     

     

    Nominated in the Royal Television Society awards 2006

     

    Watch on YouTube

     

    Bingo documentary Dundee

    SheToon - City of Bingo

    Producer, Editor - Documentary, 24m

    Nobles Gate for Scottish Television, Grampian Television, Scottish Screen

    "Dundee, Scotland is the Bingo capital of Europe. This is a film not just about the culture of Bingo and the people who play it, but about the changing face of a city and the role a little ball game has in so many lives."

     

    Winner of the Grierson Award for Short Documentary 2003.
     

    Watch on YouTube or Vimeo

    The Real Linda Lovelace

    The Real Linda Lovelace

    Editor - Documentary, 52m

    Nobles Gate for Channel 4

    Critically acclaimed documentary on the life of the first mainstream porn star Linda Lovelace.

     

    With exclusive footage of Lovelace, and the last ever interview with the late Chuck Traynor, along with Gloria Steinem, Larry Flynt, and Andrea Dworkin.

     

    Watch on YouTube

    Alien documentary

    Alien: Evolution

    Editor - Documentary, 64m
    Nobles Gate for Channel 4 / 20th Century Fox

    The history of the Alien films, featuring Ridley Scott, James Cameron, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Sigourney Weaver and John Hurt.

     

    Features on the Alien: Quadrilogy box-set.

    Shawshank

    Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature

    Editor - Documentary, 48m
    Nobles Gate for Channel 4 / Castle Rock

    Ventures into America's bible belt to meet the people who turned this into one of the most successful films, and repeatedly voted the greatest film, of all time. With director Frank Darabont and the entire cast.

     

    Features on all subsequent releases of the Castle Rock DVD.

    Slasher movie documentary

    Scream And Scream Again

    Editor - Documentary, 48m
    Nobles Gate for Channel 4

    The origins of the ‘slasher movie’ through the eyes of the filmmakers who created this sub-genre. With Wes Craven, Tobe Hooper and Abel Ferrara.
     

    Watch on YouTube (low quality)

    Blade Runner documentary

    On The Edge of Blade Runner

    Editor - Documentary, 52m
    Nobles Gate for Channel 4

    BAFTA-shortlisted documentary on the legacy of Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi film. With Ridey Scott and all the Heads of Department.

     

    Received a ‘Special Note of Excellence’ at the Sitges Film Festival.

     

    Watch on YouTube

    Charlie's Angels documentary

    Three Little Girls

    Editor - Documentary, 24m
    Nobles Gate for Channel 4

    Examines one of TV's all-time classic series, and includes interviews with Charlie and all the Angels.

     

    Watch on YouTube (albeit missing some bits...)

    French Connection documentary

    Poughkeepsie Shuffle: Tracing The French Connection

    Editor - Documentary, 54m
    Nobles Gate for Channel 4

    Critically acclaimed film examining the biggest heroin haul in US history, as immortalised in the Oscar-winning The French Connection, through the eyes of the two cops involved.

     

    Received a ‘Special Jury Mention’ at the NY Film Festival and features on the DVD release.

     

    Watch on YouTube

    Frontline Scotland

    Editor - Current Affairs, 6 x 29m

    BBC Scotland

    Six episodes of BBC Scotland’s flagship investigative current affairs programme, including the award-winning ‘Fields of Filth’ and 'A Time for Penance'

     

    Watch 'A Time for Penance' on YouTube.

  • Awards & Nominations

    Royal Television Society Award Nominee

    for IM

    (Producer, Co-Writer, Editor)

    Saltire Society Grierson Award for Short Documentary

    for SheToon: City of Bingo

    (Producer, Editor)

    BBC New Animator Award Finalist

    for Get Bizzy

    (Producer, Co-Writer)

    Best Documentary at Berlin Interfilm Festival

    for The Red Army

    (Editor)

    Best Film and Audience Award

    for Coffin Up

    (Editor)

  • Roles

    Freelance editor broadcast corporate

    Editor

    Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Sep 1997 - present

    The One Show - inserts for prime time BBC1 show

    Films to See Before You Die - Channel 4 film intros presented by Paul Kaye

    EdFest.tv - short Edinburgh Festival films for EdFest.tv

    Dolce Vito - story building on Channel 4 factual entertainment series following an Italian restaurateur’s efforts to open a ‘British’ restaurant in Italy.

    The Sex Blog Girls - re-cut on this Channel 4 film looking at 'female sex blogging’, with Abby Lee, author of The Girl with the One Track Mind (Nobles Gate).

    Colin and Justin on the Estate - story building on Channel 5 factual entertainment series, as Colin and Justin attempt to renovate a run-down Glasgow housing estate (IWC for C4).

    The Child Star Jinx - an irreverent look at child stardom for Channel 4, with Debbie Gibson, Todd Bridges, Corey Feldman, Lauren Harries and Jack Wild (Nobles Gate).

    Full Monty intros - for More 4’s screening of The Full Monty (Nobles Gate).

    Hell Underwater, Fire In The Sky - the history of disaster movies, from The Towering Inferno to The Poseidon Adventure (C4).

    The Devil in Disguise - made for C4's launch of US import Point Pleasant (Nobles Gate).

    Artworks: Savage Animator - BBC1 profile of Israeli animator Gili Dolev (Nobles Gate).

    The World According To The Simpsons - a look at the phenomenon of The Simpsons for Channel 4, with the cast and creators of the show (Nobles Gate).

    Artworks: Unmissable Edinburgh - BBC1 arts profile of the Edinburgh Festival.

    The Real: Winona Ryder - looking at Winona Ryder's arrest and subsequent conviction for grand theft and vandalism (Nobles Gate for C4).

    Mel Gibson: God’s Lethal Weapon - exploring the impact of The Passion of the Christ (Nobles Gate for C4).

    Inside The Mind Of Liza Minnelli - the extraordinary life of the troubled Cabaret star (Nobles Gate for C4).

    Get A New Life - series helping families relocate abroad (Brighter Pictures for BBC2).

    Take My Mother In Law - reality format allowing mothers-in-law to take charge of their in-laws' families for a week (Mentorn)

    SNP Party Conference Broadcast - also Producer (Heehaw).

    The Truth About Sex and the City - the realities of the Manhattan women of Sex and the City and the city’s dating scene.

    Sex and the City Uncovered - the origins of the show and how it developed into one of America's top-rated series, with the creators and the entire cast.

    Ex-S: Goth Kids - BBC1 observational documentary introducing the latest teenage tribe.

    The Bottom Line - the story behind hit film The Full Monty, the “small” British film that went on to enormous international success. (C4)

    Kino - BBC4 intros for their world cinema strand - ran for five series.

    Working the Room - Polish on this six-part BBC1 series following the inner workings of Edinburgh comedy club The Stand.

    Extreme Cinema - FilmFour intros, with Mark Kermode.

    Dennis Hopper: Rebel Without a Pause - FilmFour profile of the American actor.

    Mirrorball: Shynola - Channel 4 music video showcase focusing on animation collective Shynola.

    Moviedrome - BBC2 intros presented by Mark Cousins.

    A Great British War Movie - the British war movies of the 40s and 50s, from Went the Day Well? to Ice Cold In Alex.
    Surviving Cannes C4 / FilmFour - 35’ (TX: Jul 99) Observational documentary following four hopefuls journeying to Cannes in search of fame and fortune - a scriptwriter, a journalist, an actress and a director.

    Dream Ticket - prime-time Saturday night LWT travel show.


    Corporate, charity & commercial work:

    Numerous promotional and training videos for clients including:

    Avis Car Hire | Asda | BAA | British Energy | BT | Cheltenham & Gloucester | City of Edinburgh Council | Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service | Diageo | Direct Holidays | Edinburgh Festival Fringe | Experian | ExxonMobil | Glasgow 2014 | HBoS | Help the Hospices | IBM | Lombard | Macmillan Cancer Support | Morgan Spiced | National Museums of Scotland | NatWest | Nortel | Norwich Union | Oxfam | Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust | Railtrack | Royal Bank of Scotland | Royal Dutch Shell | Scottish & Newcastle | Scottish & Southern Energy | Scottish Equitable | Scottish National Party | Scottish Water | Scottish Widows | Standard Life | Southwark Council | Tamnavulin | Taste Festivals | Touch Bionics | Volunteer Development Scotland.

     

    Radio Sultanate of Oman DJ

    Editing Tutor

    Cardiff University, Mar 2020 - present

    Tutoring five students through their dissertation films for the 'Digital Documentaries' MA at the School of Journalism, Media and Culture .

    EFC

    Editing Teacher

    European Film College, Aug 2015 - May 2019

    "Probably the best foundation film school in the world", the European Film College in Denmark is unique in its approach to teaching filmmaking. It's a Danish 'folk high school', offering young people from all over the world an 8½-month intense, hands-on film course.

     

    Half of the students in the current editing line at the Danish Film School this year are my students. Others are starting their first assisting jobs in the industry. I also have students in the Nederlandse Filmacademie and multiple other film schools around Europe.

    Avatar Post Production

    MD, Creative & Technical

    Avatar Post Production, Feb 2001 - July 2003

    Founded Edinburgh-based post-production facility, with five Avid suites, offline & online, graphics, dubbing, etc.

     

    A lot of editing. Also online editor / consultant on many award-winning shorts, incl. That Old One, Out Of The Cold, Wise Guys, The Last Noel, and more.

    L!VE TV

    Staff Editor

    News18, Mar 1997 - Sep 1997

    Editor for Edinburgh branch of L!VE TV.
    Cut news and entertainment packages.

    Digital Facilities Edinburgh

    Acting & Assistant Facilities Manager; Editor; Assistant Editor; Tape Op.; Runner

    Digital Facilities, Mar 1996 - Mar 1997

    A very busy year.

     

    Odeon Edinburgh

    Usher; Seller of Things; Cashier

    Odeon Cinemas, Jan 1996 - Mar 1996

    Started ushing, quickly moved through the various snack stalls into ticket sales, the coveted bar position, and chief cashier.

    Oman Dive Centre

    Dive Leader

    Oman Dive Centre, Jan 1994 - May 1994

    Leading small numbers of scuba divers on tours of protected dive sites, taking novices on ‘hand-held’ dives and generally mucking in with the running of a PADI ‘5-Star IDC’ centre.

    Radio Sultanate of Oman DJ

    Continuity Announcer, Newsreader, DJ

    Radio Oman, Jan 1993 - Dec 1993

    At the station officially known as ‘Radio Sultanate of Oman, the English FM’, I started as a continuity announcer and soon moved into news reading, weather announcing and presenting.

  • Education

    ARTTS International

    ARTTS International, York,

    1994 - 1995

    Theatre & Television Production Operations

    A forty-week residential course at this independent college founded by John Sichel, which laid the groundwork for the various disciplines of theatre, television, radio and film, with an emphasis on the former two. It was invaluable.

     

    Performed in a cabaret, several plays, a restoration comedy, a wartime musical, and an Edinburgh Festival Fringe play (1995).

    ABA Muscat Oman

    American-British Academy, Oman,

    1988 - 1992

    International Baccalaureate

    - English, History, Economics, Maths, French, Biology

     

    9 x GCSEs

     

    Discovered a species of ‘Minniza’ pseudoscorpion
    National Schools High Jump Champion 1991 & 1992


    Other Activities: Yearbook Editor, Basketball, Swimming, Athletics

  • Development

    Screenplays produced in development

    Screenplays

    Produced and in development

    My first short screenplay, Hey Joe, was produced in 1997... by me.

    I co-wrote IM, which was produced in 2004 (also by me) and subsequently nominated for a Royal Television Society award (by ITV).

    I did a draft on Get Bizzy, which I produced for BBC Scotland in 2005.

    In 2008, I co-wrote and co-directed experimental narrative short film, Stranger on Deadly Street (Abridged), for the Liverpool Biennial.

    More recently, I co-wrote and directed a series of short comedy films, loosely titled The Winner.

     

    I am now developing a small number of feature screenplays.

    Rhian Wright Illustration

    Children's Books

    In development

    Along with my wife Rhian Wright Illustration, with whom I have produced two humans, I have several children's picture books in development.

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