Press Releases - Final Cut - Adforum.com https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/rss Final Cut Press Releases at Adforum.com en-us Adforum.com Copyright 2018 Crispin Struthers Follows Super Bowl Spot with Directorial Debut! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/72304/crispin-struthers-follows-super-bowl-spot-with-directorial-debut https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/72304/crispin-struthers-follows-super-bowl-spot-with-directorial-debut Hot on the heels of editor Crispin Struthers’ Super Bowl spot “Good Odds” for Toyota with Saatchi and Somesuch x Anonymous director Aoife McArdle, Struthers’ directorial debut for Gosling’s makes its return to broadcast.

The Goslings campaign, created last year in collaboration with boutique agency Kelley & Company and Final Cut’s Significant Others in celebration of the America’s Cup, returns to air beginning today on the Golf Channel and will run throughout their coverage of the PGA Honda Classic.

Struthers, Academy Award-nominated editor of American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook, has honed his editing sensibilities alongside some of the best directors, creatives and clients in the business, and has proved with his directing work for Goslings that he is poised and ready to step behind the camera.

Tune in to the Golf Channel’s coverage of the PGA Honda Classic beginning today at 2:00 PM EST, and to see Crispin’s “A Way” and “Drove Me” for Goslings.

And for more on the project, including how it came together, head over to Significant Others!

Goslings “A Way”

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2018-02-22 12:00:59
Cowboy Dave Wins BAFTA for British Short Film https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/72257/cowboy-dave-wins-bafta-for-british-short-film https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/72257/cowboy-dave-wins-bafta-for-british-short-film Short film Cowboy Dave from director Colin O’Toole and edited by Final Cut’s own James Rosen has won the prestigious title of British Short Film at the 2018 BAFTAs!

Our sister companies Significant Others and Machine Sound’s Patch Rowland did VFX and Sound Design respectively!

Take a look at the official poster and trailer below:

Two of our other short films rounded out three of the five nominees in the British Short Film category – Work edited by Amanda James, and Wren Boys with sound design from Machine audio assistant Fred Pearson!

Congratulations to director Colin O’Toole, everyone who helped make this film possible, and to all the other tremendous nominees and winners.

For a full list of last night’s winners, head on over to Variety’s coverage here.

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2018-02-19 14:32:58
Final Cut Begins 2018 with Series of Key Promotions and Welcomes Senior Editor Miky Wolf https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/71456/final-cut-begins-2018-with-series-of-key-promotions-and-welcomes-senior-editor-miky-wolf https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/71456/final-cut-begins-2018-with-series-of-key-promotions-and-welcomes-senior-editor-miky-wolf New York, New York - January 12, 2018 - Renowned edit house Final Cut announces today that they are beginning 2018 strong by welcoming Senior Editor Miky Wolf. Additionally, the New York office is pleased to announce two key promotions - Betty Jo Moore from Assistant to Editor and Producer Penny Ensley to Head of Production.

Editor Miky Wolf joins from Big Sky Editorial, where he has spent much of his formative editing career, cutting a wide range of projects from commercials and music videos to shorts and feature films. A Cleveland native by way of Washington Heights, Miky made his way to New York originally to direct and produce theater. It’s no surprise then that Miky’s ties to the stage remain strong, as he was the editor of hit HBO feature documentary Six By Sondheim, which began an ongoing and fruitful collaboration with renowned director, playwright, and librettist, James Lapine.

Miky’s notable recent work includes an ongoing campaign for Prada with Anonymous Content director and longtime collaborator Autumn de Wilde starring Elijah Woods and a veritable who’s who of ingenues and muses. Other commercial work includes campaigns for American Express, Google, Lexus, and Verizon as well as collaborations with agencies Barton F. Graf, Droga5, Joan, and Ogilvy.

“I’m excited to be a part of Final Cut, and I’m so impressed by the scope of work they’re involved in. Not just in the editorial, which is the heart of the company, of course, but in all the creative services they offer, with visual effects, sound and production through Significant Others and Machine Sound. Coming from a directing background, my hope was always to be able to bring together my experience as both an editor and director to step behind the camera,” Wolf said of what attracted him to Final Cut. “It's amazing that Final Cut has positioned itself with the ability to offer those services to its staff as well as to its clients.”

“We’re delighted to welcome Miky. The passion he has for film, theater and the arts is infectious, and his spirit of collaboration with producers, directors and creatives is inspiring, his warmth and energy are a true pleasure,” President Stephanie Apt said of Wolf. “[Final Cut’s] editors are doing some of the most innovative work in the industry across the board. They have amazing relationships with the top agencies and directors in the field It's an exciting and compelling place to work. I'm thrilled to join the team,” said Miky. And New York Executive Producer Sarah Roebuck adds, “Miky is talented, charismatic, and brings genuine joy and interest to everything he does; he thrives on finding creative solutions to any challenge that comes his way.”

Final Cut has also promoted longtime Assistant Editor Betty Jo Moore to rostered Editor. “Betty Jo has been an incredible assistant over the last six years, and has made herself an invaluable member of both the New York and LA teams. She is a generous mentor and leader to the other assistants, and has helped us put our best foot forward on many an occasion,” said President Apt of the decision. “Betty Jo has yet to work with a client who hasn’t completely fallen in love with her. She has a quiet confidence, a dogged work ethic, and a willingness to think outside the box that is just awesome,” adds Sarah Roebuck.

Seasoned Producer Penny Ensley has also been promoted to Head of Production of Final Cut’s New York Office, where she will complement and work closely alongside Executive Producer Sarah Roebuck. “Penny never ceases to amaze me with her myriad interests and passions. She is wise, calm and caring; qualities she extends to everyone, both within and outside of Final Cut. I couldn’t be more honored to work alongside her,” Roebuck says of Penny’s promotion. “I’m so excited to start 2018 on such a strong foot!”

“We’re excited to see what heights Miky, Betty Jo and Penny alongside the rest of our team take us to in this new year,” Stephanie Apt concluded.

To view Miky Wolf's Reel: http://www.finalcut-edit.com/editors/us/miky-wolf/

To view Betty Jo Moore's Reel: http://www.finalcut-edit.com/editors/us/betty-jo-moore/ 

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2018-01-15 00:00:00
Three BAFTA Nominees forBritish Short Film https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/71404/three-bafta-nominees-forbritish-short-film https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/71404/three-bafta-nominees-forbritish-short-film BAFTA yesterday announced its nominations for this year’s British Academy Film Awards, and we were chuffed to bits to learn that out of five nominations for best British Short Film, three were Final Cut joints!

First there was ”Cowboy Dave’ directed by Colin O’Toole edited by James Rosen with sound design by Machine Sound‘s Patch Rowland and VFX from our Significant Others across the pond.

‘Work’ directed by Aniel Karia, edited by Amanda James also with sound design by Machine‘s Patch Rowland.

And finally, director Harry Lighton’s gut-wrenching ‘Wren Boys’ with sound design by Machine assistant Fred Pearson!

To see the rest of the British Short Film Nominees, and to see the rest of the BAFTA nominees, head here.

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2018-01-10 18:01:04
Campaign Big AwardsWinners Announced https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/70836/campaign-big-awardswinners-announced https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/70836/campaign-big-awardswinners-announced Congratulations to all of our agency, director, production company and client partners who won and were shortlisted at this year’s Campaign Big Awards – we wouldn’t be what we are without you!

For a quick glance at the top winners and the work we had the privilege to collaborate with them on, read (and watch) on…

Best of the Best: Film

Channel 4 ‘We’re the Superhumans’ | Editor Joe Guest | Director Dougal Wilson | Agency 4Creative | Production Company Blink (also won in the Sport, Travel & Leisure category)

Agency of the Year adam&eveDDB

John Lewis ‘Buster the Boxer’ | Editor Rick Russell | Director Dougal Wilson | Agency adam&eveDDB | Production Company Blink (Also won in the Retail & Restaurants category)

Volkswagen ‘Alien’ | Editor Rick Russell | Director Nick Gordon | Agency adam&eveDDB | Somesuch (also won in the Automotive category)

Production Company of the Year Somesuch

Absolut ‘Equal Love’ | Editor Dan Sherwen | Director Aoife McArdle | Agency BBH | Production Company Somesuch (also won in the Alcoholic Drinks category)

ASOS ‘Go Play’ | Editor Leila Gaabi | Director Raine Allen-Miller | Production Company Somesuch

Uniqlo ‘Move’ | Editor Darren Baldwin | Director Autumn de Wilde | Agency Droga5 | Production Company Somesuch

Additional Winners:

Lucozade ‘Anthony Joshua | Made to Move’ | Editor Dan Sherwen | Director Christopher Hewitt | Agency Grey | Production Company Smuggler (won in the Grocery & Softdrinks category)

Sainsbury’s ‘Food Dancing’ | Editor Adam Rudd | Director Siri Bunford | Agency Wieden+Kennedy | Production Company Knucklehead (won in the Retail & Restaurants category)

For all the winners, head on over to Campaign here.

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2017-12-04 14:10:51
The Final Cut 2017Holiday Collection https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/70837/the-final-cut-2017holiday-collection https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/70837/the-final-cut-2017holiday-collection It’s that time of year again already… And by that we mean it’s already time for Christmas adverts!

This year’s Holiday Collection sees the return of Heathrow’s loveable teddies from editor Ed Cheesman with agency Havas and Outsider’s Dom&Nic, as well as work from David Webb, Dan Sherwen, James Rosen, Struan Clay and a bit more work from Ed!

For Campaign’s comprehensive rundown of the all best holiday adverts so far, read on here.

Heathrow ‘Closer This Christmas’ | Editor Ed Cheesman | Directors Dom&Nic | Agency Havas | Production Company Outsider

House of Fraser ‘Bring Merry Back’ | Editor David Webb | Directors Vaughan & Anthea | Agency 18 Feet & Rising | Production Company Moxie Pictures

Amazon ‘Give’ | Editor Dan Sherwen | Director Nick Gordon | Agency Lucky Generals | Production Company Somesuch

TK Maxx ‘White Christmas’ | Editor James Rosen | Director Ian Pons Jewell | Agency Wieden+Kennedy | Production Company: Friend

Not On The High Street ‘Knickers’ | Editor Ed Cheesman | Director Larry Stefel | Agency Mother | Production Company Mother

Not On The High Street ‘Art Project’ | Editor Ed Cheesman | Director Larry Stefel | Agency Mother | Production Company Mother

JD Sports ‘Undisputed Christmas’ | Editor Struan Clay | Director Henry Schofield | Agency Susie Stock Productions | Production Company Caviar

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2017-12-01 18:02:02
Chris Amos’ Sea PilgrimShort of the Week https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/70589/chris-amos-sea-pilgrimshort-of-the-week https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/70589/chris-amos-sea-pilgrimshort-of-the-week Sea Pilgrim, a beautiful meditation on one man’s life at sea from Stink director Will Mayer and edited by Chris Amos is this week’s Short Of The Week.

The film, produced by Stink Films and AOT Projects, follows the life of solo sailor Tassio Azambuja, a life lived almost entirely at sea for more than the past 5 years. A quiet film, almost entirely devoid of dialogue, punctuated only minutes in by Tassio’s quiet, measured voiceover.

For the full film, and more background on this beautiful short, head straight to Short of the Week here.

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2017-11-13 16:42:57
Shots Editing House Of The Year… Again! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/70590/shots-editing-house-of-the-year-again https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/70590/shots-editing-house-of-the-year-again We are chuffed to bits to be named Shots’ ‘Editing House of the Year’ for the fourth consecutive year running… What did we do to deserve this incredible honour? We worked our arses off, that’s what!

Absolut ‘Equal Love’ edited by Dan Sherwen

For all the winning people and companies, as well as some of the work that helped earn us a spot, head to Shots here.

AA ‘Singing Baby’ edited by David Webb

John Lewis ‘Buster the Boxer’ edited by Rick Russell

And for all the winning work in other categories (many of which we’re proud to have had a hand in as well), read on at Shots here.

Uniqlo ‘Move Like You’re Not Supposed To’ edited by Darren Baldwin

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2017-11-10 17:35:22
Two BIFA Nominations! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/70594/two-bifa-nominations https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/70594/two-bifa-nominations Huge congrats to editor Amanda James and sound designers Patch Rowland and Fred Pearson whose short films Work and Wren Boys are both up for Best British Short at the BIFAs!

For all of this year’s British Independent Film Awards nominees, head here.

Stay tuned for 10 December. You know we will!

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2017-11-06 17:48:29
Dan Sherwen’s Lucozade Shortlisted for Ciclopes! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/70312/dan-sherwens-lucozade-shortlisted-for-ciclopes https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/70312/dan-sherwens-lucozade-shortlisted-for-ciclopes Editor Dan Sherwen‘s Lucozade ‘Made to Move’ film featuring boxer Anthony Joshua has been shortlisted for the Ciclope Festival‘s ‘Branded Content Short Form – Editing’ Category!

If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look. It’s powerful stuff.

And for the rest of the Ciclope shortlist, head here. We raise a glass to all the finalists!

Who’s heading to Berlin for the festival end of October?!

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2017-10-18 18:13:00
Sonejuhi Sinha on Empathy and Subversion in Filmmaking https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/70207/sonejuhi-sinha-on-empathy-and-subversion-in-filmmaking https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/70207/sonejuhi-sinha-on-empathy-and-subversion-in-filmmaking Editor and director Sonejuhi Sinha caught up with Little Black Book for their #Influencers column to talk about empathy and subversion.

In her piece, Sonejuhi talks about how her background, experience and identity informs her perspective as a storyteller, about her film, Love Comes Later, and about why she thinks it’s an important responsibility as artists and creators to foster empathy and subvert expectations.

You can read her full piece at LBB here, and check out her reel here.

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2017-10-09 15:19:53
Amanda James’ String of Nominations Continues… https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/70208/amanda-james-string-of-nominations-continues https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/70208/amanda-james-string-of-nominations-continues Editor Amanda James’ string of nominations for her Rolling Stones music video ‘Ride ‘Em On Down’ featuring actress Kristen Stewart continues, this week landing her on London International Awards shortlist for Music Video: Editing.

For the LIA’s Music Video shortlist, head here, and here for the complete shortlist.

Winners will be announced 1 November.

We’re pulling for you, Amanda!

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2017-10-09 14:46:23
Final Cut Heads to BFI with Two Shorts! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/70124/final-cut-heads-to-bfi-with-two-shorts https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/70124/final-cut-heads-to-bfi-with-two-shorts BFI London Film Festival is on! And Final Cut is representing with two shortfilms in the festival – ‘Work‘ from director Aneil Karia edited by our own Amanda James with sound design by Patch Rowland, and ‘Wren Boys‘ directed by Harry Lighton with sound design by Final Cut Sound‘s Fred Pearson!

‘Work’, edited by James, tells the story of a 17-year-old dancer attempting to contain her growing contempt towards an unjust world, and is part of BFI’s ‘Heading for that Adult Crash‘ programme. For more information and to buy tickets for screenings on 10 October or 13 October head here.

‘Wren Boys’, with sound design by Final Cut Sound’s Fred Pearson, a part of BFI’s ‘London Calling’ programme, tells the story of a Catholic priest from Cork who drives his nephew to prison on the day after Christmas.

The film has been nominated for Best Short Film at this year’s BFI London Film Festival. It’s the only short film to have ever been selected from the London Calling programme and considered for the short film prize from all international entrants.

For more information and to buy tickets for screenings on 10 October or 13 October head here.

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2017-10-05 12:40:28
Steve Ackroyd’s ‘Henry IX’ Wins Rose D’Or! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/70113/steve-ackroyds-henry-ix-wins-rose-dor https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/70113/steve-ackroyds-henry-ix-wins-rose-dor Editor Steve Ackroyd‘s 2017 British comedy series Henry IX created by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais on Gold has been awarded a Rose d’Or for best Sitcom!

Starring Charles Edwards, Sally Phillips, Annette Crosbie, Don Warrington, Colin Salmon, and Kara Tointon, Henry IX is the story of a forty-something man suffering a mid-life crisis and looking to escape from his current situation – but this forty-something man also happens to be the King.

Its a riot, and well-deserving of a Rose d’Or!

Congratulations to Steve, and all the cast and crew of this hilarious series!

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2017-10-04 17:07:49
Welcome Lauren Holmes, Director of West Coast & U.K. Sales https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/70209/welcome-lauren-holmes-director-of-west-coast-u-k-sales https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/70209/welcome-lauren-holmes-director-of-west-coast-u-k-sales Los Angeles, California – October 2, 2017 – International edit house Final Cut announces the appointment of experienced directors’ rep and salesperson Lauren Holmes as Director of West Coast and UK Sales.

Holmes made her return to the United States earlier this year after seven years in London, where she served as a directors’ rep and later Head of Sales at Stink London. Upon her return, she teamed up with Ready Set founder and industry adept Lisa Sabatino Lange. Now, with her extensive experience and strong connections in London and a quick grasp of the Los Angeles landscape, she will serve as Final Cut’s Director of both West Coast and UK Sales.

“I am so excited to be joining Final Cut,” remarked Holmes. “And we’re thrilled to have Lauren,” said Final Cut President Stephanie Apt.

“When I decided to leave London after seven years for the West Coast, I was leaving the people and the industry I knew, and wasn’t exactly sure where my path would lead,” Holmes explained. “I feel extremely lucky to have met Stephanie and the whole team at Final Cut. I immediately felt at home.”

Apt went on to add that, “[Holmes]’ deep understanding of the U.K. market is a great complement to her strong relationships emerging in LA. She understands Final Cut and our culture intuitively. In Lauren, the EPs have found a great partner in sales who is super smart, strategic and a great person all-around! We fell in love with her right away, and we’re lucky to be able to work so closely with someone of Lauren’s caliber.”

Holmes was quick to express her excitement, “I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to put my strong ties in London and my new relationships in LA to work for Final Cut’s amazing editors!”

Final Cut and its roster of perennially award-winning editors, sound designers and visual effects artists (via Significant Others) will continue to be represented by Denise Blate Roederer’s RHODA on the East Coast, and Doug Stephen & Partners in the Midwest.

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2017-10-03 14:28:19
FINAL CUT APPOINTS LAUREN HOLMES DIRECTOR OF WEST COAST AND UK SALES https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/70077/final-cut-appoints-lauren-holmes-director-of-west-coast-and-uk-sales https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/70077/final-cut-appoints-lauren-holmes-director-of-west-coast-and-uk-sales

Los Angeles, California - October 2, 2017 - International edit house Final Cut announces the appointment of experienced directors' rep and salesperson Lauren Holmes as Director of West Coast and UK Sales.

Holmes made her return to the United States earlier this year after seven years in London, where she served as a directors’ rep and later Head of Sales at Stink London. Upon her return, she teamed up with Ready Set founder and industry adept Lisa Sabatino Lange. Now, with her extensive experience and strong connections in London and a quick grasp of the Los Angeles landscape, she will serve as Final Cut’s Director of both West Coast and UK Sales.

“I am so excited to be joining Final Cut,” remarked Holmes. “And we’re thrilled to have Lauren,” said Final Cut President Stephanie Apt.

“When I decided to leave London after seven years for the West Coast, I was leaving the people and the industry I knew, and wasn’t exactly sure where my path would lead,” Holmes explained. “I feel extremely lucky to have met Stephanie and the whole team at Final Cut. I immediately felt at home.”

Apt went on to add that, “[Holmes]’ deep understanding of the U.K. market is a great complement to her strong relationships emerging in LA. She understands Final Cut and our culture intuitively. In Lauren, the EPs have found a great partner in sales who is super smart, strategic and a great person all-around! We fell in love with her right away, and we're lucky to be able to work so closely with someone of Lauren's caliber.”

Holmes was quick to express her excitement, “I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to put my strong ties in London and my new relationships in LA to work for Final Cut’s amazing editors!”

Final Cut and its roster of perennially award-winning editors, sound designers and visual effects artists (via Significant Others) will continue to be represented by Denise Blate Roederer’s RHODA on the East Coast, and Doug Stephen & Partners in the Midwest. 

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2017-10-03 00:00:00
Shots Awards Shortlists Announced! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/70075/shots-awards-shortlists-announced https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/70075/shots-awards-shortlists-announced Shots has announced their Shots Awards 2017 shortlist, and we are simply chuffed to once again be included. Final Cut has been shortlisted for the ‘Editing House of the Year’ for the fourth year running, editor Dan Sherwen has been shortlisted as ‘Editor of the Year’ for the second year in a row, and Final Cut Sound‘s Sound Designer Alex Bingham‘s work on Fox Sports ‘Every Game Is Everything’ with Wieden+Kennedy and Pulse Films has been shortlisted for ‘Best Use of Sound Design In a Commercial’.

Fox Sports, “Every Game Is Everything”
Sound Design: Alex Bingham
Editor: Michael Dart Wadsworth
FinishingL Significant Others
Directors: Sam Pilling & Ryan Booth
Agency: Wieden+Kennedy
Production Company: Pulse Films

And to see why Dan Sherwen is up for ‘Editor of the Year’, you need look no further than his reel here!

Three cheers for Dan, Alex and the whole Final Cut family!

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2017-10-02 18:02:57
Amand James’ Rolling Stones Shortlisted for UKMVA 17 https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/70014/amand-james-rolling-stones-shortlisted-for-ukmva-17 https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/70014/amand-james-rolling-stones-shortlisted-for-ukmva-17 Editor Amanda James‘ promo for The Rolling Stones‘ ‘Ride ‘Em On Down’ has been shortlisted for ‘Best Editing’ at this year’s UK Music Video Awards.

The video was directed by Riff Raff Films‘ director Francois Rousselet.

Congrats, Amanda!

For the complete UK Music Video Awards 17 shortlist, head here.

And watch Amanda and Francois’ ‘Ride ‘Em On Down’ music video on The Rolling Stones’ official Vevo YouTube channel below:

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2017-09-26 16:19:36
Sonejuhi Sinha Shortlisted at One Screen Festival https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/69989/sonejuhi-sinha-shortlisted-at-one-screen-festival https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/69989/sonejuhi-sinha-shortlisted-at-one-screen-festival A big congratulations goes out to editor and burgeoning director Sonejuhi Sinha, who has been shortlisted at this year’s One Screen Festival in both the Emerging Directors and Free the Bid – New Woman Director categories for her short film Love Comes Later.


Love Comes Later

The One Screen Film Festival is The One Show‘s artsier little sibling, dedicated to uniting film and advertising together, fittingly, on “one screen”. It is also the first awards show to officially take up the banner of the “Free The Bid” movement, with two categories to its name.

Sonejuhi’s short Love Comes Later was edited by our very own JD Smyth, with visual effects and finishing from our friends over at Significant Others.

The One Screen Film Festival will take place on Tuesday, October 17th at New York’s Sunshine Cinema where this year’s winners will be announced.

For the complete shortlist, to buy tickets and to learn more about One Screen, head here.

See you at Sunshine on the 17th, Sonejuhi, and good luck!

Editorial: Final Cut
Director: Sonejuhi Sinha
Editor: JD Smyth
Finishing: Significant Others

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2017-09-21 16:05:45
Ava DuVernay’s 13th Wins 4 Emmys! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/69841/ava-duvernays-13th-wins-4-emmys https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/69841/ava-duvernays-13th-wins-4-emmys Director Ava DuVernay’s documentary “13th” won four of the eight Emmys for which it was nominated at this weekend’s 69th Creative Arts Emmy Awards including one win alongside editor Spencer Averick for “Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming” – congratulations Ava and Spencer!

The win was very well deserved!

Read on at Fader here for more coverage of 13th‘s big night and DuVernay’s emotional acceptance speech in which she said, “Our voices are stronger than those that try to silence us.”

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2017-09-11 18:07:32
Aoife McArdle’s Kissing Candice Heading to TIFF https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/66070/aoife-mcardles-kissing-candice-heading-to-tiff https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/66070/aoife-mcardles-kissing-candice-heading-to-tiff Somesuch director Aoife McArdle‘s debut feature film ‘Kissing Candice’, edited by our very own Dan Sherwen, is heading to Toronto International Film Festival, and anticipation is high!

Last week, Screen Daily revealed exclusive first look images from the film. Read their coverage here.

And today, i-D has the exclusive on the trailer, which you can watch here.

Update: You can now watch the trailer right here too.

See you in Toronto, Aoife! We’re pulling for you!

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2017-09-05 18:06:28
‘Every Game Is Everything’ in Fox Sports’ new Campaign https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/66071/every-game-is-everything-in-fox-sports-new-campaign https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/66071/every-game-is-everything-in-fox-sports-new-campaign Final Cut, Significant Others and Final Cut Sound teamed up with Wieden+Kennedy and Pulse directors Sam Pilling and Ryan Booth for the return of College Football on a massive 15-piece campaign entitled “Every Game Is Everything”, the agency’s first work for the client, creating individual spots for 14 Big 10 Conference teams.


Fox Sports “Every Game Is Everything” Anthem
Editor: Michael Dart Wadsworth
Sound Design: Alex Bingham
VFX: Significant Others

Final Cut Sound’s Alex Bingham did sound design on the whole campaign, Significant Others handled VFX, and editors Michael Dart Wadsworth, JD Smyth, Spencer Campbell as well as assistant editors Andre Castiglioni and Sophie Solomon O’Connell all jumped into the fray to cut individual spots.


Fox Sports “Cornfield”
Editor: JD Smyth
Sound Design: Alex Bingham
VFX: Significant Others


Fox Sports “Blizzard”
Editor: Spencer Campbell
Sound Design: Alex Bingham
VFX: Significant Others

You can read more coverage in Adweek, Agency Spy here and here and Creativity and Ad Age.

And check out the entirety of the “Every Game Is Everything” campaign from W+K, Pulse, Final Cut, Significant Others and Final Cut Sound below:

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2017-09-05 16:39:32
We’re on the 2nd Wave CLIO Shortlist! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/69801/were-on-the-2nd-wave-clio-shortlist https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/69801/were-on-the-2nd-wave-clio-shortlist Drumroll please…

Joe Guest’s ‘We’re the Superhumans’ for Channel 4 with Blink director Dougal Wilson and Dan Sherwen’s ‘It Comes From Below’ from Droga5 and Somesuch x Anonymous Content director Aoife McArdle featuring Bryce Harper are on the CLIOs Shortlist for Editing!

Check them out below.

Editor: Joe Guest
Director: Dougal Wilson
Agency: 4Creative
Production Company: Blink Productions

Under Armour, ‘It Comes From Below | Bryce Harper’
Editor: Dan Sherwen
Agency: Droga5
Production Company: Somesuch x Anonymous Content

And check out the complete shortlist here.

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2017-09-05 14:25:40
1st Wave CLIO Shortlists Announced! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/65917/1st-wave-clio-shortlists-announced https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/65917/1st-wave-clio-shortlists-announced The CLIO Awards has announced the 1st Wave of their shortlists today for this year’s awards show, and we are chuffed to find that 3 of our spots were shortlisted in the Film categories, amongst others.

Editor Crispin Struthers‘ ‘Desolation’ for Audi and Airbnb with, Venables Bell & Partners and MJZ director Craig Gillespie, editor Rick Russell‘s ‘Buster the Boxer’ for John Lewis with adam&eveDDB, Blink director Dougal Wilson as well as Russell’s ‘Alien’ for Volkswagen also with adam&eveDDB and Somesuch director Nick Gordon all made the list!


Audi / Airbnb ‘Desolation’
Editor: Crispin Struthers
Director: Craig Gillespie
Agency: Venables Bell & Partners
Production Company: MJZ


Editor: Rick Russell
Director: Dougal Wilson
Agency: adam&eveDDB
Production Company: Blink


Volskwagen ‘Alien’
Editor: Rick Russell
Director: Nick Gordon
Agency: adam&eveDDB
Production Company: Somesuch

For the full list, head here.

Stay tuned 5 September for the 2nd wave announcement including our favourite, Film Technique!

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2017-08-21 17:19:51
Spencer Averick’s Emmy-Nominated 13th https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/65675/spencer-avericks-emmy-nominated-13th https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/65675/spencer-avericks-emmy-nominated-13th Editor Spencer Averick’s has been nominated for an Emmy for “Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program” for his gripping Netflix documentary with Selma director Ava DuVernay, 13th.

In 13th, “Scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.”

In addition to Spencer’s nomination for his edit, the documentary has also been nominated for “Outstanding Directing for a Nonfiction Program,” “Outstanding Original Music & Lyrics” and “Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.”

For all of this year’s Emmy nominees, head over to Variety here.

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2017-07-17 16:25:41
Nikki Porter’s Mate Wins Best Short at New Media Film Festival https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/65676/nikki-porters-mate-wins-best-short-at-new-media-film-festival https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/65676/nikki-porters-mate-wins-best-short-at-new-media-film-festival Director Tom Connolly’s short film Mate, edited by our very own Nikki Porter has won the ‘Best Short’ at LA’s New Media Film Festival!

Watch the short film here:

Additionally, Mate has been named an Official Selection at the Phoenix Film Festival.

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2017-07-12 16:50:49
FINAL CUT EDITORIAL SIGNS HBO’S “THE DEFIANT ONES” EDITOR ERIC ALEXANDER-HUGHES https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/65501/final-cut-editorial-signs-hbos-the-defiant-ones-editor-eric-alexander-hughes https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/65501/final-cut-editorial-signs-hbos-the-defiant-ones-editor-eric-alexander-hughes

 

Final Cut continues its string of editor acquisitions with the signing of documentary and music video editor Eric Alexander-Hughes.

Final Cut welcomes Alexander-Hughes following last night’s release of Part 1 of HBO’s documentary mini-series The Defiant Ones, which explores the relationship between Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, their collaborators, and their impact on music and popular culture in general. Eric served as a member of what the New York Times calls the series’ “team of exquisite editors.”

Eric has become a longtime and frequent collaborator with renowned music video director Hype Williams. In addition to his work with Hype Williams, Eric has also worked alongside esteemed directors Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry.

Eric, the son of director Allen Hughes of the Hughes Brothers (Dead Presidents, From Hell, The Book of Eli) has been editing since he was a kid. He was inspired from an early age by the late Prince, “I remember reading books about Prince when I was young that really inspired me. I admired his drive and commitment to honing his craft at a young age and connected with his identity as a biracial artist that was unbound by convention.” Since then, music, politics and a commitment to craft has been at the heart of Eric’s life and work.

Eric McCasline, EP at Final Cut LA, who has been working with Alexander-Hughes for years says, “Eric is really hitting his stride as an editor. We are so happy to have him and look forward to many productive years with him at Final Cut.”

“I’m glad to be joining the editors at Final Cut. From Paul Zucker and Jeff Buchanan, to the 'commander in chief' himself Rick Russell, I'm very much looking forward to having a home here amongst these artists."

The editorial house will represent Alexander-Hughes for commercials, branded content and music videos domestically and in the UK. Final Cut is represented by Denise Blate Roederer’s RHODA on the East Coast, Doug Stephen & Partners in the Midwest, and by Lisa Sabatino Lange’s Ready Set on the West Coast. 

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2017-07-11 00:00:00
SWAGGER ON FOUR WHEELS VAUXHALL MOTORS AND MOTHER LAUNCH PYJAMA MAMAS CAMPAIGN FOR CROSSLAND X https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/65397/swagger-on-four-wheels-vauxhall-motors-and-mother-launch-pyjama-mamas-campaign-for-crossland-x https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/65397/swagger-on-four-wheels-vauxhall-motors-and-mother-launch-pyjama-mamas-campaign-for-crossland-x Vauxhall Motors has unleashed their cheekiest campaign to date with ‘Pyjama Mamas’ bringing attitude, confidence and swagger to support the newest member to Vauxhall’s SUV family, the Crossland X.

‘Pyjama Mamas’ is Mother’s first campaign for the Luton-based manufacturer and with renowned fashion photographer Rankin hired to shoot stills, music director Jake Nava drafted in to produce the TVC and a partnership with Channel 4 alongside Jessica Hynes and Sally Phillips, Pyjama Mamas sets out to shake-up traditional car advertising, celebrating hard working mums who put family first and do so with swagger. HardNox, the Las Vegas based MC/DJ brothers Dan and Jim Kehoe, provide a speaker busting soundtrack ‘Pajamas All Day’ across the campaign which will have everyone dialling-up the volume.

Simon Oldfield, Marketing Director for Vauxhall Motors said, “Pyjama Mamas is a punchy and upbeat campaign for our newcomer, the Vauxhall Crossland X. Our brief was to bring something very different to our burgeoning SUV offering, which is due to grow still further in 2017 with the launch of the larger Grandland X later in the year. Our optimistic take on life as well as the, ‘Isn’t life brilliant’ brand positioning have been incorporated throughout the campaign.”
The Pyjama Mamas will launch across digital, TV, PR, social, CRM, press, showroom POS and OOH from 30th June 2017. Within the TV campaign, a number of features will be showcased including the 180˚ rear-view camera, “Cause mamas need eyes in the back of their heads” and versatile room for everyone, except ‘Pyjama Haters’.

Katie Mackay, Head of Strategy at Mother added, "In a sea of SUV sameness, it's been a joy to give the Crossland X a platform that befits the swagger and style of the car and its future drivers, while giving Vauxhall a contemporary voice in British culture."
‘Pyjama Mamas’, was created by Mother. Priced from £16,555 on-the-road, search ‘Crossland X’ for further information or watch the ad here.
Vauxhall Motors’ brand promise of ‘optimism’ is brought to life with the ‘Isn’t life brilliant’ strapline. A newly-launched look and feel will continue with a new blade signature sign-off used across all creative and the strapline of, ‘Isn’t life brilliant’.

-ENDS-
For further information on Vauxhall Motors please contact:
Kate Oyler, Manager, Brand Communications, Vauxhall Motors
07796 447124
kate.oyler@vauxhall.co.uk

For further information on Mother please contact:
Tom Wong, Head of Fame, Mother
07740 338349
tomwong@motherlondon.com

VAUXHALL MOTORS
Vauxhall Motors has been manufacturing motor vehicles in the UK continuously since 1903. Vauxhall’s range spans all mainstream sectors of the vehicle market with best-selling model names such as ADAM, Corsa, Astra, Cascada, Mokka and Insignia regularly topping the sales charts. Vauxhall is also the largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in the UK and its parent company General Motors’ 4th largest global market. The company employs c.5000 people in the UK and exports three quarters of its production. It is headquartered in Luton, Bedfordshire where it also manufactures the Vivaro light commercial vehicle. A second plant at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire produces the Astra and Astra Sports Tourer.

MOTHER
Mother is one of the world’s most respected, independent creative companies, and sits at the heart of advertising, experiential, digital, design, and product development. We started around one table with three people, all of whom shared the washing up. Twenty years on, Mother has offices in London, New York and Buenos Aires and works with iconic brands such as Diageo, Stella Artois, IKEA, Unilever and MoneySupermarket.com. From fast moving retailers and brands with global scale, to local jewels with local needs; we create ideas that are embraced by popular culture and deliver more powerfully as a result. Mother ultimately exists to attract the most creative minds in the world - this includes our clients. We are currently Campaign’s ‘Agency of the Decade’ and twice winner of ‘Campaign of the Year’.

CREDITS
Client: Vauxhall
Project: Pyjama Mamas

Creative Agency: Mother
Creative Director: Mother
Art Director: Mother
Copywriter: Mother
Producer: Mother

Production Company: The Mill
Colourist: Dave ‘Luddy’ Ludlam
2D Lead: Brad Wood
2D Artists: Sole Martin, Gav Marler, James Pratt
Executive Producer: Misha Stanford-Harris

Music Supervision: Dave Bass at We Are Theodore
Music Track: Pajamas All Day by Hardnox
Sound House: Grand Central
Sound Design: Munzie
Edit House: Final Cut
Editor: Ben Stephens
Editor Asst: Elyse Raphael 

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2017-06-30 00:00:00
Yes. We. Cannes. https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/65393/yes-we-cannes https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/65393/yes-we-cannes The rosé is all but gone, and the general consensus is that it’s time for a nap. And then we get back to work. But for all the revelry and the networking, we feel blessed to leave Cannes with far more than just a hangover and a few new good friends.

We feel particularly honoured this year to have worked on one of the most lauded (and meaningful if you ask us!) campaigns of the year – Channel 4 and Dougal Wilson’s beautiful, moving ‘We’re the Superhumans’, which earned the Grand Prix in Film, and garnered editor Joe Guest a coveted Silver Lion in Film Craft: Editing! To Channel 4, 4Creative, Blink and dear Dougal – thank you!

And we couldn’t possibly be more chuffed for Dan Sherwen, whose cut on Lucozade’s ‘Anthony Joshua – Made to Move’ earned him a Silver Lion in Film Craft Editing as well. Well done, Dan! And to Grey, Smuggler and director Christopher Hewitt, it was a pleasure.

John Lewis’ perennial favourite Christmas advert from Blink’s Wilson and edited by Rick Russell was a festival hit again this year, and Blink, adam&eveDDB and MPC were well-deserving of the credit – five Lions in all. You brought Buster to life!

And of course, adam&eveDDB’s Christmas run continued with H&M’s ‘Come Together’ from director Wes Anderson, edited once again by Mr. Guest. The lovely holiday spot took home 4 Lions in all, including a Silver in Production Design / Art Direction.

And Brunner and 84 Lumber’s first Super Bowl spot, the controversial ‘Journey’ edited by Jeff Buchanan garnered our friend and Sanctuary director Cole Webley a Bronze Lion in Film Craft Directing. Thank you, Sanctuary, Cole, Fixer, Brunner and 84 Lumber for taking us on this beautiful journey with you.

Barnardo’s ‘Believe in Me’ directed by Rattling Stick’s Sara Dunlop and edited by Amanda James also took home a Bronze Lion in the Film Craft Use of Licensed / Adapted Music category. Meanwhile Mr. Russell’s VW ‘Alien’ with Somesuch’s Nick Gordon was awarded a Bronze Lion in the Film Automotive categories. And last but certainly not least, MJZ director and AMVBBDO’s ‘Chase’ for Galaxy with Russell also took home a Bronze in the Film Sweets & Snacks category. Victory is, indeed, sweet. Pleasure working on each of these as well.

All in all, not a bad Cannes. Now it’s time to get back to the work we love. See you next year! #Blessed

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2017-06-29 17:43:04
More Pencils Than We Can Count at the One Show https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/65176/more-pencils-than-we-can-count-at-the-one-show https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/65176/more-pencils-than-we-can-count-at-the-one-show Absolutely over the moon to see our work awarded 13 Pencils at last night’s One Show, including ‘Best In Moving Image Craft’ and ‘Best in Film’ for Joe Guest’s Channel 4 ‘We’re the Superhumans”!

Take a look at the full list below then head on over to Our Work to watch them all!.

Channel 4 “We’re The Superhumans”

Edited by Joe Guest

  • Best In Moving Image Craft
  • Best in Film
  • Gold – Film: Television / Long Form – Single
  • Silver – Moving Image Craft: Editing – Single
  • Gold – Moving Image Craft: Use of Licensed / Adapted Music / Use of Licensed / Adapted Music – Single

84 Lumber “The Journey”

Edited by Jeff Buchanan

  • Bronze – Branded Entertainment: Online / Long Form – Single
  • Merit – Film: Online Films & Video / Long Form – Single

H&M “Come Together”

Edited by Joe Guest

  • Bronze: 2017 Moving Image Craft: Craft – Cinematography / Cinematography – Single
  • Silver: 2017 Film: Online Films & Video / Long Form – Single
  • Silver: 2017 Moving Image Craft: Craft – Direction / Direction – Single
  • Merit: 2017 Branded Entertainment: Online / Long Form – Single

Audi “Audi and AIRBNB Live to Drive”

Edited by Crispin Struthers

  • Silver: 2017 Branded Entertainment: Innovation in Branded Entertainment

WWF “Tigers of Suburbia”

Edited by Steve Ackroyd

  • Bronze: 2017 Moving Image Craft: Craft – Visual Effects / Visual Effects – Single

John Lewis “Buster the Boxer”

Edited by Rick Russell

  • Bronze: 2017 Film: Television / Long Form – Single
  • Merit: 2017 Cross-Platform: Integrated Branding

Seventh Generation “Come Clean – Vajingle”

Edited by Patrick Colman & Andre Castiglioni

  • Bronze: 2017 Film: Online Films & Video / Short Form – Single
  • Merit: 2017 Film: Television / Long Form – Single

Secret Deodorant “Stress Tested for Women”

Edited by Paul Zucker

  • Merit: 2017 Branded Entertainment: Broadcast / Short Form – Campaign

Virgin Atlantic “#GETOUTOFOFFICE”

Edited by Ben Harrex

  • Merit: 2017 Film: Under 100K Budget
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2017-06-08 17:31:49
Under Armour is AICE Awards’ ‘Best In Show’ https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/65177/under-armour-is-aice-awards-best-in-show https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/65177/under-armour-is-aice-awards-best-in-show Editor Daniel Sherwen’s edit for Under Armour’s “It Comes From Below” campaign featuring Washington National’s star Bryce Harper wins AICE Awards “Best In Show”, as well as “Dialogue/Monologue/Spoken Word”! The spot, out of agency Droga5, was directed by Somesuch x Anonymous’ Aoife McArdle.

Meanwhile, editor Joe Guest picked up wins in the “Cause Marketing” and “Content Promotion and Trailers” categories for his Channel 4 work “We’re the Superhumans” promoting the Rio Paralympic Games.

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2017-06-08 17:21:37
Welcome Blue Valentine Editor Jim Helton! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/65500/welcome-blue-valentine-editor-jim-helton https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/65500/welcome-blue-valentine-editor-jim-helton New York, New York – Tuesday, June 6, 2017 – Editorial and post-production house Final Cut announces today that acclaimed independent feature film editor Jim Helton has joined their international roster of editors for commercial, branded and longform work. Jim Helton is longtime friend, collaborator and editor for independent filmmaker and Radical Media director Derek Cianfrance, known most notably for his features Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond the Pines.

Jim Helton, a freelance editor, composer and consummate New Yorker since 1999, was born an Army brat in Germany, before going on to study film at University of Colorado Boulder at his Colonel father’s behest, where he met fellow filmmaker, a young Cianfrance. The two went on to become fast friends and frequent collaborators over the subsequent 20 plus years. “I was living in my parents basement working at a video store, and teaching myself Avid cutting low-budget trailers at night until Derek called and said, ‘You need to quit and you need to come to New York’,” recalled Helton. Once in New York, Jim made a living, and increasingly, a name for himself as an editor of independent documentaries, television shows and in his first professional collaborations with Cianfrance since college, Brother Tied and Shots In The Dark. “Derek and I collaborated to make a short film for Chrysler that went on to win us a million bucks, which would go towards funding Blue Valentine.” And the rest, as they say, is history.

“As an editor, it’s my job to serve the work, find the structure, but I also have to read the room, the collaborators, and act as a partner, counselor and an advisor, to help them birth their creative vision. It’s a lot of fun.” said Helton of his role in the edit suite. “I’ve always wanted to make films,” Helton went on to say, “and as an editor, I’ve found a place, a way to do that.”

“Jim is an incredible feature editor; his ability to understand a narrative and tease out the beats of a story are remarkable. His love of film and the craft is infectious, it was clear that his energy and joy would be a wonderful presence at Final Cut,” said Final Cut President Stephanie Apt. “We’re really looking forward to being able to bring that talent and passion to our clients, agencies and other incredible directors. I can’t wait to see where we can go together.”

“The chance to be at Final Cut – a place that is of, for, and with editors, is really exciting,” Helton said of joining the storied editorial house.

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2017-06-08 13:53:38
FINAL CUT WELCOMES ACCLAIMED INDEPENDENT FEATURE EDITOR JIM HELTON https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/65077/final-cut-welcomes-acclaimed-independent-feature-editor-jim-helton https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/65077/final-cut-welcomes-acclaimed-independent-feature-editor-jim-helton Editorial and post-production house Final Cut announces today that acclaimed independent feature film editor Jim Helton has joined their international roster of editors for commercial, branded and longform work. Jim Helton is longtime friend, collaborator and editor for independent filmmaker and Radical Media director Derek Cianfrance, known most notably for his features Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond the Pines.

Jim Helton, a freelance editor, composer and consummate New Yorker since 1999, was born an Army brat in Germany, before going on to study film at University of Colorado Boulder at his Colonel father’s behest, where he met fellow filmmaker, a young Cianfrance. The two went on to become fast friends and frequent collaborators over the subsequent 20 plus years. “I was living in my parents basement working at a video store, and teaching myself Avid cutting low-budget trailers at night until Derek called and said, ‘You need to quit and you need to come to New York’,” recalled Helton. Once in New York, Jim made a living, and increasingly, a name for himself as an editor of independent documentaries, television shows and in his first professional collaborations with Cianfrance since college, Brother Tied and Shots In The Dark. “Derek and I collaborated to make a short film for Chrysler that went on to win us a million bucks, which would go towards funding Blue Valentine.” And the rest, as they say, is history.

“As an editor, it’s my job to serve the work, find the structure, but I also have to read the room, the collaborators, and act as a partner, counselor and an advisor, to help them birth their creative vision. It’s a lot of fun.” said Helton of his role in the edit suite. “I’ve always wanted to make films,” Helton went on to say, “and as an editor, I’ve found a place, a way to do that.”

“Jim is an incredible feature editor; his ability to understand a narrative and tease out the beats of a story are remarkable. His love of film and the craft is infectious, it was clear that his energy and joy would be a wonderful presence at Final Cut,” said Final Cut President Stephanie Apt. “We’re really looking forward to being able to bring that talent and passion to our clients, agencies and other incredible directors. I can’t wait to see where we can go together.”

“The chance to be at Final Cut - a place that is of, for, and with editors, is really exciting,” Helton said of joining the storied editorial house.

Final Cut is represented by Denise Blate Roederer’s RHODA on the East Coast, Doug Stephen & Partners in the Midwest, and by Lisa Sabatino Lange’s Ready Set on the West Coast. 

 

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2017-06-06 00:00:00
International Edit House Final Cut Appoints Denise Blate Roederer’s RHODA for U.S. East Coast Representation https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/64888/international-edit-house-final-cut-appoints-denise-blate-roederers-rhoda-for-u-s-east-coast-representation https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/64888/international-edit-house-final-cut-appoints-denise-blate-roederers-rhoda-for-u-s-east-coast-representation New York, New York - Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - Acclaimed editorial and post-production company Final Cut has announced today the appointment of Denise Blate Roederer of RHODA to represent its international roster of world-class editors on the East Coast for commercials and branded content.

Denise founded RHODA in 2016 after more than 15 years representing some of the industry’s most acclaimed directors, editors and artists, both in-house rep and independently.

A native New Yorker with a B.F.A. in film from NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, Denise has a keen eye for talent, an ability to identity creative opportunities and an impeccable aesthetic. She cut her teeth at The Artist’s Company and the A+R Group, responsible for launching such influential directors as Tarsem, Michael Haussman and David Frankham before continuing on to represent some of the best creative talent the industry has to offer.

“I’ve long admired Final Cut’s stellar roster of talent and their rich history of collaboration with top directors, agencies and brands,” said Denise Blate Roederer, reflecting on her appointment. “I am honored to join Stephanie [Apt], Sarah [Roebuck], and their exceptional team of artists as we continue to raise Final Cut’s creative pedigree.”

Sarah Roebuck, Executive Producer of Final Cut New York, commented on the assignment of Blate Roederer, saying, “I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to work with Denise. I love the energy, enthusiasm and strategic thinking she brings to representing our editors. You can tell she has a real passion for the business, a fierce work ethic and a genuine kindness of spirit - values that Final Cut shares.”

Final Cut’s President, Stephanie Apt, had this to add, “Denise comes to us highly recommended, her reputation speaks for itself, and I have been deeply impressed by the success she has found representing Chelsea Pictures over the last seven years. We are going to have a great partnership with Denise; she's strategic, charismatic and widely respected. I am excited to bring Final Cut into the fold of her admirers.”

Final Cut announces Blate Roederer’s appointment on the heels of already big news - the signing of Oscar-nominated editor Spencer Averick (Selma, 13th), the promotions of Suzy Ramirez to LA EP and Spencer Campbell to rostered editor, as well as a Best In Show win for editor Daniel Sherwen at the AICE Awards, three Black Pencils at the D&AD Awards for editor Joe Guest’s “We’re the Superhumans” as well as Best In Moving Image Craft at this week’s The One Show. Final Cut is poised for another successful outing at Cannes in June, and another stellar year ahead.

Blate Roederer joins Final Cut’s sterling sales team of Ready Set’s Lisa Sabatino Lange on the West Coast and Doug Stephen in the Midwest. 

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2017-05-18 00:00:00
FINAL CUT STARTS YEAR STRONG WITH A NEW HIRE, PROMOTIONS AND EXPANSION INTO CHICAGO https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/64757/final-cut-starts-year-strong-with-a-new-hire-promotions-and-expansion-into-chicago https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/64757/final-cut-starts-year-strong-with-a-new-hire-promotions-and-expansion-into-chicago New York, NY - May 2, 2017 - Final Cut, celebrated editorial and post production company, begins 2017 with a series of significant promotions, one to EP and one to editor, a key signing of an acclaimed feature talent to the editorial roster, and strategic expansion into the Midwest market.

Final Cut has signed acclaimed feature editor Spencer Averick (Selma, 13th) to the roster. “Ava [DuVernay] originally brought Spencer to our attention when she had him in to lead-edit an Apple Music spot last year,” said Los Angeles EP Eric McCasline. “We immediately saw how gifted he was and how well he fit in with our gang. Final Cut was so happy for him and his Oscar nomination and we look forward to getting him busy on the right projects in advertising. He is a talent.” Averick was quick to add, “What drew me to Final Cut was the fact that they create such meaningful and forward-thinking content in the branded space. I'm excited to be collaborating with some of the most creative agencies and directors in the field. I also love the work environment and employees at Final Cut. Good energy and good people make for an enjoyable and productive work experience!”

But that’s not the only change afoot in Final Cut’s LA office. In addition to Averick’s signing, longtime Head of Production Suzy Ramirez has been promoted to Executive Producer working alongside Eric McCasline. President Stephanie Apt explained, “Suzy has been an integral part of Final Cut for the past 7 years. She is the bedrock of the LA office - editors and clients alike have come to respect and value her expertise and steady guidance. Everyone at Final Cut is thrilled to see Suzy take on this responsibility; she is in the DNA of the company and we all know that she will help us continue to build upon our strengths.” Suzy expressed her gratitude and excitement at the promotion, “I’ve spent much of my adult life in this business, particularly in editorial, and Final Cut, more than anywhere else I’ve ever worked, has always felt like home. I’ve seen Final Cut grow so much in my time here, with no signs of slowing down! That, combined with the truly world-class editors, and I’m just so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this next chapter in Final Cut’s rich history.”

Back on the East Coast, another Spencer, Spencer Campbell, has been promoted from assistant to rostered editor. New York EP Sarah Roebuck speaks of his promotion and what got him here, "We’re incredibly proud to be bringing Spencer onto the roster. He has risen quickly through Final Cut’s ranks due to his strong work ethic, desire to learn and hone his skills, and perhaps above all, his curiosity and myriad interests. I've seen clients - both agencies and directors - gravitate towards Spencer time and time again. People love being in the room with him, and the atmosphere of creativity and collaboration he creates is remarkable! Spencer brings true artistry to his craft, and we’re looking forward to seeing all that he can accomplish.” Spencer too, expressed his appreciation, ”Over the past six years I've been so amazingly inspired by Final Cut; the work, the staff and the fantastic spirit that it embodies. I'm very excited to join the tremendously talented group of editors in helping to create more of the spectacular work that my coworkers produce here day in and day out.”

And last, but certainly not least, Final Cut is pleased to announce that through a partnership with Third Coast Editorial, Final Cut has opened the doors on a Chicago outpost. Final Cut looks forward to partnering with Third Coast’s Executive Producer Lisa Long and leveraging her company’s River North studio to provide high-end editorial suites studio space, production assistance, client services and technical support to Final Cut’s visiting editorial talent. We look forward to bringing our world-class talent to Midwestern agencies and clients’ doorsteps. 

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2017-05-05 00:00:00
24 Pencils at the D&AD Awards! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/64690/24-pencils-at-the-dad-awards https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/64690/24-pencils-at-the-dad-awards We’re jumping for joy! Last night, Final Cut work took home a whopping 24 Pencils at the D&AD Awards, including two Black Pencils and two Silver Pencils for Channel 4’s ‘We’re the Superhumans,’ edited by the inimitable Joe Guest with Blink director Dougal Wilson for the coverage of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games! Joe took home a Silver Pencil for Editing for Film Advertising for his work, no easy feat.

In addition, John Lewis unforgettable ‘Buster’ took home another Silver Pencil, this one for TV Commercial in the 61-120 category. Edited by founder Rick Russell and helmed once again by Dougal Wilson for John Lewis with adam&eveDDB.

We offer a humble thanks to all of our collaborators over this past year. Proud to have created some truly memorable work with you!

For our complete list and all the winning work, read (and watch) on!

Channel 4 ‘We’re The Superhumans’ edited by Joe Guest

  • Black Pencil – TV Commercials 121-240 seconds
  • Black Pencil – Direction for Film Advertising
  • Silver Pencil – Casting for Film Advertising
  • Silver Pencil – Editing for Film Advertising
  • Yellow Pencil – Use of Music for Film Advertising
  • Yellow Pencil – Cinema Commercials 121-240 seconds
  • Yellow Pencil – TV Programme Promotions

John Lewis ‘Buster the Boxer’ edited by Rick Russell

  • Silver Pencil – TV Commercials 61-120 seconds
  • Wood Pencil – Special Effects for Film Advertising

H&M ‘Come Together’ edited by Joe Guest

  • Wood Pencil – Cinematography for Film Advertising
  • Wood Pencil – Direction for Film Advertising
  • Wood Pencil – Production Design for Film Advertising
  • Wood Pencil – Cinema Commercials 121-240 seconds

Barnardo’s ‘Believe In Me – Gymnast’ edited by Amanda James

  • Wood Pencil – Cinematography for Film Advertising
  • Wood Pencil – Direction for Film Advertising
  • Wood Pencil – Use of Music for Film Advertising

84 Lumber ‘The Journey’ edited by Jeff Buchanan

  • Wood Pencil – Cinematography for Film Advertising
  • Wood Pencil – Editing for Film Advertising

UNIQLO ‘Move’ edited by Darren Baldwin

  • Wood Pencil – Direction for Film Advertising

Under Armour ‘Numbers’ edited by Daniel Sherwen

  • Wood Pencil – Sound Design for Film Advertising

Under Armour ‘Prince with 1,000 Enemies’ edited by Daniel Sherwen

  • Wood Pencil – Sound Design for Film Advertising

Barnardo’s ‘Believe In Me – Ballerina’ edited by Amanda James

  • Wood Pencil – Use of Music for Film Advertising

VW ‘Alien’ edited by Rick Russell

  • Wood Pencil – Cinema Commercials 41-60 seconds

Secret ‘Stress Tested for Women’ edited by Paul Zucker

  • Wood Pencil – TV Commercial Campaigns

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2017-05-01 14:05:25
The People Have Spoken at the Webby Awards! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/64650/the-people-have-spoken-at-the-webby-awards https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/64650/the-people-have-spoken-at-the-webby-awards You like us, you really like us! The people have spoken, and they’ve chosen editor Rick Russell’s ‘Buster the Boxer’ the Best Editing of year at the Webby Awards!

Honoured to have worked alongside adam&eveDDB and Blink‘s inimitable Dougal Wilson. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Chuffed to take home this prestigious, incredibly democratic award! Thanks, Webbys!

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2017-04-26 17:58:45
Look Who’s Shortlisted for the British Arrows! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/64604/look-whos-shortlisted-for-the-british-arrows https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/64604/look-whos-shortlisted-for-the-british-arrows Made up for editors Adam Rudd, Darren Baldwin and James Rosen, all shortlisted for Editing in this year’s British Arrows, for their work on Sainsbury’s, Uniqlo, Acura and Temptations, respectively!

Sainsbury’s ‘Food Dancing’ edited by Adam Rudd, directed by Knucklehead’s Siri Bunford for Wieden+Kennedy.

Uniqlo ‘Move Like You’re Not Supposed To” edited by Darren Baldwin, directed by Anonymous x Somesuch’s Autumn de Wilde for Droga5.

Acura NSX ‘Original Must Be Done’ edited by James Rosen, directed by Carnage’s Mark Jenkinson for mcgarrybowen.

Temptations ‘Keep Them Busy’ edited by James Rosen, directed by Rogue Films’ Sam Brown for adam&eveDDB.

And of course, we’re simply chuffed for all our lovely collaborators whose work has been shortlisted in other categories this year as well!

Give a look over the complete shortlist at British Arrows here.

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2017-04-24 12:30:32
Final Cut’s 7 One Show Finalists and Counting! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/64406/final-cuts-7-one-show-finalists-and-counting https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/64406/final-cuts-7-one-show-finalists-and-counting Delighted to say that seven, seven pieces of Final Cut work are counted among the finalists in The One Show’s Film category, announced today! The work represents editors across our roster and offices, as well as some of our very favorite agencies, production partners, directors and client collaborators.

And that’s only half the shortlist, so do stay tuned here fore more (finger’s crossed)!

The full list of our work shortlisted in each category, as well as the pieces themselves are included below. Join us for a trip down (2016) memory lane!

Television – Long Form – Single

  • Channel 4 Paralympics “We’re The Superhumans” (4Creative / Blink) edited by Joe Guest
  • Seventh Generation “Vajingle” (72andSunny / Prettybird) edited by Patrick Colman
  • John Lewis “Buster The Boxer” (Adam&EveDDB / Blink) edited by Rick Russell

Online Films & Video – Short Form – Single

  • Seventh Generation “Vajingle” (72andSunny / Prettybird) edited by Patrick Colman

Online Films & Video – Long Form – Single

  • H&M “Come Together” (adam&eveDDB / The Directors Bureau / Riff Raff / Final Cut / The Mill) edited by Joe Guest
  • 84 Lumber “The Journey” (Brunner / Sanctuary / Fixer Partners / Final Cut) edited by Jeff Buchanan

Under 100k Budget

  • Virgin Atlantic “#GetOutOfOffice” (adam&eveDDB / PHD / Blink / The Mill) edited by Ben Harrex

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2017-04-06 18:28:03
Bulleit and Pop Up Tell Stories of ‘Ink and Identity’ https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/64283/bulleit-and-pop-up-tell-stories-of-ink-and-identity https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/64283/bulleit-and-pop-up-tell-stories-of-ink-and-identity Editor Ben Harrex and Head of Audio Patch Rowland have teamed with Indy8 director Liz Unna to tell ‘Frontier Stories’ for Bulleit and Pop Up Magazine.

The series, entitled ‘Ink and Identity’, tells the unique stories of five tattoo artists – their inspirations, their styles and their personalities.

Editor Ben Harrex reflects on telling these unique stories for Bulleit:

“It’s always great to work on a series of films that connect but can also shed a light on different attitudes and aspects of other peoples’ worlds. Working with Liz made it even more enjoyable as she really helped to bring a great understanding of each character so we could put their stories and feelings into these short pieces.”

Watch (and listen to) the beautiful stories of Roxx, Soleil, Stephanie, Tati and Paul below.


‘Ink and Identity: Roxx’


‘Ink and Identity: Soleil’


‘Ink and Identity: Stephanie’


‘Ink and Identity: Tati’


‘Ink and Identity: Paul’

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2017-03-30 18:34:05
Steve Ackroyd’s Catastrophe Series 3 Returns https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/63075/steve-ackroyds-catastrophe-series-3-returns https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/63075/steve-ackroyds-catastrophe-series-3-returns Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney return Tuesday evening to Channel 4 for another ‘Catastrophe’. Series 3 of the popular television programme has once again been cut by the talented Steve Ackroyd.

Catastrophe returns Tuesday 28 February at 10p, and we, for one, can’t wait.

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2017-02-27 15:52:59
Significant OthersTakes The Stage https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/63076/significant-otherstakes-the-stage https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/63076/significant-otherstakes-the-stage New York, NY – February 27, 2017 – On the heels of some iconic and list-topping work in this year’s Super Bowl, and after work on director Barry Jenkins’ Oscar-winning feature film Moonlight, which took home three awards last night: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and a Best Supporting Actor award for Mahershala Ali as well as the Golden Globe award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Final Cut’s finishing group, Significant Others is ready to take the stage themselves. With more than a year under the leadership of industry heavyweight Creative Director Dirk Greene, the postproduction boutique has seen explosive growth, both critically and commercially.

The company kicked off 2016 with work on Other People, the Opening Night Film of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The deeply poignant and tragically funny first feature was written and directed by SNL’s Chris Kelly and starring Jesse Plemons (Friday Night Lights) and Molly Shannon (Me And Earl and the Dying Girl), who took home the Best Supporting Female Award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards earlier this weekend. From there, they were off to the races, with a whirlwind year of work for Apple Music with agency Translation, Spotify with Wieden+Kennedy, Google Play with BBH, Acura with MullenLowe, a web series from Catastrophe Showrunner Sharon Horgan for Xfinity with Droga5, as well as postproduction on the entirety of the 2016 season of NFL’s ongoing “Football is Family” campaign with Grey and Townhouse.

Creative Director Dirk Greene, an Irishman with a career spanning the early days of The Mill, the opening of their New York office as well as seven years at Absolute as Creative Director, brings his extensive experience to bear for Significant Others. Under his leadership and the guidance of Final Cut President Stephanie Apt, they have expanded the company’s capabilities to include a complete suite of postproduction services ranging from VFX, design, graphics, sound design and mix from lead Sound Designer T. Terressa Tate as well as telecine through a strategic partnership with Alex Bickel’s Color Collective.

It was through this close-knit and fruitful relationship with Color Collective that Significant Others came to work on director Barry Jenkins’ second feature film, the stunning Moonlight from A24, based on the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Working closely alongside Barry, his DP James Laxton and Alex Bickel of Color Collective, Significant Others worked on a variety of shots throughout the film helping to focus the narrative of the story. In his own words, Jenkins said, “[Significant Others] did us a huge solid. The biggest thing they did was where we have the opening Steadicam shot. We were shooting anamorphic, usually wide open, and there was a focus gaffe, and they went in and just nailed it. There was a mic pack they had to erase, and a bunch of creative stuff they did — like where a shot begins, and it’s not Steadicam but then becomes Steadicam. They also comped in the ocean in one shot at the end, where it was just too dark to see it,” (from an interview with the director for Randi Altman’s Post Perspective).

Significant Others is proud to have contributed to this culturally relevant, deeply moving and beautiful film. Congratulations to director Barry Jenkins and the whole cast and crew of Moonlight on an astonishing three Oscar wins!

Which brings us, of course to the beginning of 2017, which started with not a whimper, but a bang! With explosive work for the NFL playoff season with Grey and Townhouse, a Super Bowl LI commercial featuring baby football greats ranging from Joe Namath and Mike Ditka to Marshawn Lynch. They also went on to work on Febreze’s first-ever big game ad, Grey’s hilarious (and honest) ode to the Halftime #BathroomBreak, as well as a beautiful new :90 second film for Porsche 911 with agency Cramer-Krasselt.

Significant Others, with an already-proven track record of quality in its relatively short time on the scene is poised for continued success as well as expansion into full-fledged production services and emerging technologies including 360° and VR finishing capabilities. Final Cut’s Significant Others will be one to watch out for in the year ahead.

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2017-02-27 12:34:22
SIGNIFICANT OTHERS, FINAL CUT’S CREATIVE FINISHING ARM, IS READY TO TAKE THE STAGE https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/63073/significant-others-final-cuts-creative-finishing-arm-is-ready-to-take-the-stage https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/63073/significant-others-final-cuts-creative-finishing-arm-is-ready-to-take-the-stage New York, NY - February 27, 2017 - On the heels of some iconic and list-topping work in this year’s Super Bowl, and after work on director Barry Jenkins’ Oscar-winning feature film Moonlight, which took home three awards last night: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and a Best Supporting Actor award for Mahershala Ali as well as the Golden Globe award for Best Motion Picture - Drama, Final Cut’s finishing arm, Significant Others is ready to take the stage themselves. With more than a year under the leadership of industry heavyweight Creative Director Dirk Greene, the postproduction boutique has seen explosive growth, both critically and commercially.

The company kicked off 2016 with work on Other People, the Opening Night Film of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The deeply poignant and tragically funny first feature was written and directed by SNL’s Chris Kelly and starring Jesse Plemons (Friday Night Lights) and Molly Shannon (Me And Earl and the Dying Girl), who took home the Best Supporting Female Award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards earlier this weekend. From there, they were off to the races, with a whirlwind year of work for Apple Music with agency Translation, Spotify with Wieden+Kennedy, Google Play with BBH, Acura with MullenLowe, a web series from Catastrophe Showrunner Sharon Horgan for Xfinity with Droga5, as well as postproduction on the entirety of the 2016 season of NFL’s ongoing “Football is Family” campaign with Grey and Townhouse.

Creative Director Dirk Greene, an Irishman with a career spanning the early days of The Mill, the opening of their New York office as well as seven years at Absolute as Creative Director, brings his extensive experience to bear for Significant Others. Under his leadership and the guidance of Final Cut President Stephanie Apt, they have expanded the company’s capabilities to include a complete suite of postproduction services ranging from VFX, design, graphics, sound design and mix from lead Sound Designer T. Terressa Tate as well as telecine through a strategic partnership with Alex Bickel’s Color Collective.

It was through this close-knit and fruitful relationship with Color Collective that Significant Others came to work on director Barry Jenkins’ second feature film, the stunning Moonlight from A24, based on the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Working closely alongside Barry, his DP James Laxton and Alex Bickel of Color Collective, Significant Others worked on a variety of shots throughout the film helping to focus the narrative of the story. In his own words, Jenkins said, “[Significant Others] did us a huge solid. The biggest thing they did was where we have the opening Steadicam shot. We were shooting anamorphic, usually wide open, and there was a focus gaffe, and they went in and just nailed it. There was a mic pack they had to erase, and a bunch of creative stuff they did — like where a shot begins, and it’s not Steadicam but then becomes Steadicam. They also comped in the ocean in one shot at the end, where it was just too dark to see it,” (from an interview with the director for Randi Altman’s Post Perspective).

Significant Others is proud to have contributed to this culturally relevant, deeply moving and beautiful film. Congratulations to director Barry Jenkins and the whole cast and crew of Moonlight on an astonishing three Oscar wins!

Which brings us, of course to the beginning of 2017, which started with not a whimper, but a bang! With explosive work for the NFL playoff season with Grey and Townhouse, a Super Bowl LI commercial featuring baby football greats ranging from Joe Namath and Mike Ditka to Marshawn Lynch. They also went on to work on Febreze’s first-ever big game ad, Grey’s hilarious (and honest) ode to the Halftime #BathroomBreak, as well as a beautiful new :90 second film for Porsche 911 with agency Cramer-Krasselt.

Significant Others, with an already-proven track record of quality in its relatively short time on the scene is poised for continued success as well as expansion into full-fledged production services and emerging technologies including 360° and VR finishing capabilities. Final Cut’s Significant Others will be one to watch out for in the year ahead. 

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2017-02-27 00:00:00
EDITOR ADAM RUDD RETURNS FROM ACROSS THE POND TO REJOIN FINAL CUT LONDON https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/62991/editor-adam-rudd-returns-from-across-the-pond-to-rejoin-final-cut-london https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/62991/editor-adam-rudd-returns-from-across-the-pond-to-rejoin-final-cut-london London, United Kingdom - February 22, 2017 - British native Adam Rudd has relocated from Final Cut Los Angeles to return to his roots at Final Cut’s London flagship. Rudd marks his return with two successful, decidedly English campaigns to his name; Sainsbury’s ‘Food Dancing’, the first work out of Wieden+Kennedy for the ubiquitous grocer and directed by Knucklehead’s Siri Bunford, and BBC One’s first new idents in over a decade with renowned English documentary photographer Martin Parr.

Adam Rudd’s career (and corresponding love affair with Los Angeles) began at USC’s prestigious School of Cinematic Arts. Upon graduation, he returned to London where he quickly made a name for himself editing the launch campaign of the newly minted television network Film4. The success of the campaign propelled Rudd to editing work for some of Europe’s most iconic brands and campaigns. After a four year tenure at FCUK, the California coast called him back.

And after more than six successful years working out of the company’s LA office, Rudd returns to FCUK, and looks forward to working on even more of the UK’s most iconic brands. “I am very happy to be back at FCUK, and especially pleased to return now, when so much great work is coming out of the London office. One of the things I love about Final Cut is that in every office there exists the same high level of creativity and kinship, so moving between offices is actually very easy,” says Rudd of his return to Final Cut’s flagship office. "While I am now based here in London, I certainly hope work brings me back to the States frequently... I've still got my paddle board waiting for me in LA!" Final Cut has long been committed to the tenet that all of their editors are available to work seamlessly across all offices.

Senior Editor and partner David Webb says of Rudd’s return, “It's great to have Adam back on the UK Roster, after six years working in the US and honing his craft. He is a fantastic editor with a highly developed creative sensibility as well as a much loved member of the FC family.”

“I am grateful to have worked on such well-received work immediately upon my return; I am particularly happy with Sainsbury’s and BBC One; it’s been such a plea- sure working again with Knucklehead’s Siri Bunford, as well as Martin Parr, whom I have tremendous respect for.”

Other notable work includes the 3D Gucci “Guilty” campaign directed by renowned comic book creator and director Frank Miller (Sin City), the VFX intensive Julius Baer campaign with feature film director Marc Forster (World War Z, Monster’s Ball), numerous collaborations with director and photographer David LaChapelle including campaigns for Coke, Wet n Wild, and Ulta, as well as the AICE and AICP winning Gillette “Training Tracks” with visionary director Michel Gondry. In addition to his recent work with Sainsbury’s and BBC, Rudd has recently completed work with director Ava DuVernay (Selma) for Apple Music with Translation.

While Adam Rudd now resides in London, he continues to be available to work across Final Cut’s network of offices. 

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2017-02-22 00:00:00
Tickle Monster Gets US Premiere at SXSW https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/62919/tickle-monster-gets-us-premiere-at-sxsw https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/62919/tickle-monster-gets-us-premiere-at-sxsw In director Remi Weekes’ short film Tickle Monster, frighteningly well-edited by our own James Rosen, things get bad for Elliott when Natalie learns he is ticklish. And then they get worse.

The film premiered last Halloween season on Channel 4 All4’s ‘Fright Bites.’

And now the film will get it’s US Premiere at SXSW March 10-19 in Austin, TX as part of their Midnight Shorts Competition.

If you can’t make it down to SXSW this year, you can catch Tickle Monster right here:

And here’s all the info you need if you’re heading to Austin.

As well as additional coverage in Indiewire here.

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2017-02-15 15:47:14
Final Cut Heads to Super Bowl LI! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/62732/final-cut-heads-to-super-bowl-li https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/62732/final-cut-heads-to-super-bowl-li Thanks to all of our collaborators at Merkley + Partners, Bullish, Brunner, Grey, Townhouse, Cramer-Krasselt, production companies Company Films, Rattling Stick, Sanctuary, Knucklehead, Epoch Films, Partizan, NFL Films, directors the Coen Brothers, Traktor, Cole Webley, Rob Leggatt, Antoine Bardot-Jacquet, Phil Morrison and especially Significant Others and Color Collective for taking us along on your journey to Super Bowl LI! 

 

http://www.finalcut-edit.com/12394/final-cut-heads-to-super-bowl-li/ 

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2017-02-06 00:00:00
The Sights & Sounds of BBC One’s New Idents https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/62752/the-sights-sounds-of-bbc-ones-new-idents https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/62752/the-sights-sounds-of-bbc-ones-new-idents Renowned photographer teams with Final Cut to capture the sights and sounds of the UK’s ‘Oneness’.

BBC Creative has turned to renowned photographer Martin Parr to create BBC One’s idents for 2017, replacing the previous clips, which have been on the channel for over a decade.

Following the theme of ‘Oneness’ the first ident, ‘Swimmers’ aired on New Year’s Day, with more idents planned to appear throughout 2017. The campaign will feature various groups of people coming together across the UK united by their shared passions and interests. Directed by Matrin Parr, the groups are chosen to reflect the diversity of modern Britain and the changing mood of the nation through significant moments in the calendar year. The portraits feature sea swimmers from Clevedon through to an energetic exercise class from Bristol.

BBC Creative worked with Final Cut to create the offline edit, and then continued to work with Final Cut Sound on the composition and sound design.

Patch Rowland, Head of Audio, said, “It was great to be involved with the music & sound design on the new BBC One idents. I have always admired Martin’s style for its realism and truth. The production audio wasn’t always usable, therefore huge attention was given to the smallest of details, to ensure the realism and integrity of each of the locations was maintained.”

“For a number of the idents I spent some time finding my ‘inner twitcher’ ensuring the correct birdsong corresponding to the correct time of day was used for the specific locations around the British Isles, (allegedly one of the beebs bigger gripes is when the wrong bird is singing!). You don’t have to watch the channel for long before you see one of these idents and it’s then you realise how far reaching they are to so many people. This meant authenticity was at the forefront of my mind.”

Adam Rudd, Editor at Final Cut added, “I’m a huge fan of Martin’s photography so it was fantastic to work on a project directed by him. There’s a perception that single shot edits may not need much editorial input beyond picking the best take, but actually finding footage that works both to the creative brief and fulfils the timings required by the channel creates its own unique challenge.”

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2017-02-02 09:00:09
Jim Weedon on Getting Taboo with Tom Hardy https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/62753/jim-weedon-on-getting-taboo-with-tom-hardy https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/62753/jim-weedon-on-getting-taboo-with-tom-hardy Editor Jim Weedon has served as Creative Consultant, Editing on Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road), EP Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders) and Ridley Scott’s (The Martian) new period revenge drama, Taboo.

Final Cut (FC): Jim, how did you become involved with Taboo?

Jim Weedon (JW): I was contacted by Ridley who wanted to bring me on to Taboo, an eight-part TV series which he is producing with Tom Hardy who also stars. He asked me to create a visual style for the internal landscape of James Keziah Delaney, the character Tom plays. The series itself is heavy on mood and atmosphere as the title suggests, but to add to that Ridley also wanted a commercial editor to go in and abstract it from the norm of British period dramas.

FC: Fascinating. It shows. Does the aesthetic you helped develop inform Hardy’s character’s inner life?

JW: Absolutely. Tom’s character is haunted and traumatised by his past which presents itself in strange otherworldly manifestations. This became a core ingredient, taking the series into a more unexpected prose. Exploring and developing these manifestations was in itself a lot of work to try and convey the character’s thoughts, emotions and added subtext that could not be said by word alone.

FC: What else informed and reinforced the series’ ‘taboo’ themes?

JW: The sound, too, was another vital factor that helped anchor this dark tale into a vital and shocking reality. A similar approach was needed audibly, creating the unexpected that would segue seamlessly between the two worlds and strange characters.

FC: The audiovisual landscape is unique and haunting. We can’t wait to see the whole miniseries!

JW: Thank you. It was an incredible experience and without doubt the series will be a roaring success.

Taboo premieres this Saturday, January 7 on BBC One in the United Kingdom and on Tuesday, January 11th on FX across the pond. It’s going to be a bloody good time!

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2017-01-06 14:39:38
3 of the Most Shared Holiday Ads! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/62754/3-of-the-most-shared-holiday-ads https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/62754/3-of-the-most-shared-holiday-ads Happy Holidays from all of us at Final Cut!

We were delighted to learn today that 3 of our editors’ work made Ad Age and Unruly‘s list of the 10 most shared Holiday videos… Santa’s come early!

First up is Joe Guest’s work with Wes Anderson for H&M with 249,174 shares.

Next up, at #2 on the list is Ed Cheesman’s Heathrow teddies with a truly heartwarming 455,061 shares.

And of course, last but not least is the reigning monarch of Christmastime advertisements – John Lewis, and this year’s ‘Buster the Boxer’ edited by our own and only Rick Russell with direction from the inimitable Dougal Wilson with a breathtaking 2,022,331 shares!

Brilliant, gents!

For the rest of the list, and a warm and fuzzy holiday spirit, head over to Ad Age here.

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Holidays from all of us at Final Cut.

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2016-12-24 12:44:11
‘Tis The Season for Christmas Adverts! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/62755/tis-the-season-for-christmas-adverts https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/62755/tis-the-season-for-christmas-adverts screen-shot-2016-11-02-at-10-13-10

‘Tis the season once again for the UK to gather ’round their tellys over the coming weeks for some of the best and brightest adverts of the year! And we are overjoyed to have worked on some right lovely campaigns thus far, including the nation’s perennial favourite, John Lewis! Honoured to have our own Rick Russell work with adam&eveDDB and Blink’s one and only Dougal Wilson on this one this year. The eponymous boxer Buster has been viewed an astonishing 137.2 million times already in its first week alone, according to Ad Age’s Viral Video Chart, smashing the department stores’ views of last year’s Christmas advert ‘Man on the Moon’ in its first few days and becoming their most shared ad ever, according to Campaign.


John Lewis ‘Buster the Boxer’
Edited by Rick Russell
Directed by Dougal Wilson of Blink
From agency adam&eveDDB

And that’s not all! Editor James Rosen has cut a raucous holiday spot for Temptations cat treats, imploring us to ‘Keep them Busy’ this holiday season. Cats, on the internet, wreaking havoc! Editor Ed Cheesman has teamed with Havas and Outsider directors Dom & Nic to tell the charming tale of two elderly teddies return home for the holidays for Heathrow. And David Webb & FC Sound’s Patch Rowland have lovingly crafted on Asda’s entire charming and funny holiday campaign with Saatchi & Saatchi and Rattling Stick’s Traktor. And last but not least, Rick Russell continues his work on Grey Goose vodka’s campaign with agency BBDO in their holiday ad ‘Lumière’ alongside our sound designer T. Terressa Tate and Rest Content’s Johnny Green. Oh, and as if that weren’t enough, did we mention all of the Christmas adverts we’ve done this season have been included in Campaign’s roundup of the ‘Best so far‘. Chuffed to pieces, we truly are.

UPDATE: Senior editor Joe Guest has expertly cut Wes Anderson’s brand new holiday film for H&M starring Adrien Brody from agency adam&eveDDB! On top of which, founding editor Rick Russell has cut Bulldog’s incredibly awkward holiday advert, which David Reviews says: ‘have a lovely ring of truth to them.’


H&M ‘Come Together’
Edited by Joe Guest
Directed by Wes Anderson from Riff Raff
From agency adam&eveDDB


Bulldog ‘Awkward Elves’
Edited by Rick Russell
Directed by Tim Godsall from Anonymous Content x Somesuch
From agency adam&eveDDB


Temptations ‘Keep Them Busy’
Edited by James Rosen
Directed by Sam Brown from Rogue Films
From agency adam&eveDDB


Heathrow ‘Coming Home for Christmas’
Edited by Ed Cheesman
Directed by Dom & Nic of Outsider
From agency Havas



Asda Christmas Campaign
Edited by David Webb
Sound Design & Mix by Patch Rowland
Directed by Traktor from Rattling Stick
From agency Saatchi & Saatchi


Grey Goose ‘Lumière’
Edited by Rick Russell
Sound Design & Mix by T. Terressa Tate at Significant Others
Directed by Johnny Green of Reset Content
From agency BBDO

And there are even more on the way, so keep your eyes peeled. Happy Holidays from all of us at Final Cut.

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2016-11-18 07:30:14