As an editor, regardless of the genre of a given project, I am invested in connecting – both intellectually and emotionally – with all the footage at my disposal. This approach, coupled with a flexible attitude to experimentation, is what I use to navigate the non-linear experience of cutting, stitching, and weaving together a coherent and compelling story.
What excites me about editing is that it's open and unpredictable. At the beginning of each new project, the final outcome is always unknown. I choose to immerse myself fully in the metaphoric journey I embark on for each project I get involved in. As insular and highly focused as the editing process needs to be, the form of a project emerges through ongoing collaborative conversation and (re-)viewing footage. I value this close work with directors and others in making each project the best it can possibly be.
My passion for my craft hasn’t changed over the past 18 years, nor through the thousands of hours, I’ve committed to the discipline of editing. I am again and again inspired by the ways in which editing challenges me from project to project. These challenges, unique to each new project, are something that gives me great energy. I have worked across a broad range of genres and themes. These range from feature films to artist’s films, documentary and wildlife. I also constantly look, both critically and for inspiration, at the work of my colleagues, locally and internationally, driven by a strong desire to keep refining my craft.
Winner Best Editing:
Asian Cinematography Awards (ACA) April 2019
European Cinematography Awards (ECA) April 2019
Calcutta International Cult Film Festival, Kolkata, India May 2019
1st Golden Merlion Awards, World Film Carnival, Singapore (WFCS) 2021
Outstanding Achievement Award for Editing:
World Film Carnival, Singapore March 2020
Druk International Film Festival, Bhutan February 2020
Druk International Film Festival, Bhutan June 2019
Nomination for Best Editing:
Best Editing for a TV Drama 15th South African Film and Television Awards, 2021
Best Editing for a TV Comedy 10th South African Film and Television Awards, 2016
Best Editing for a TV Drama 9th South African Film and Television Awards, 2015
90 to 5 Editing Challenge 2016
Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative 2012 Nominee for the 6th cycle mentorship with award winning film editor Walter Murch
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