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 #LeadLikeAWoman with L’Oreal and Ralph Lauren https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/73418/leadlikeawoman-with-loreal-and-ralph-lauren https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/73418/leadlikeawoman-with-loreal-and-ralph-lauren Thrilled to see the response to L’Oréal and Ralph Lauren’s #LeadLikeAWoman campaign, edited by Ashley Kreamer. Free The Bid speaks to director Lucy Walker about this inspiring collaboration between Ashley, Walker, and a score of acting talent including Oscar-winner Jessica Chastain.

“It was pure delight to work with the best actress Jessica Chastain and collaborate with so many talented women behind as well as in front of the camera and to partner with L’Oreal and Ralph Lauren who have rich histories of celebrating women of all talents and ages to engage in my favorite conversation which is empowering women. I’m so thrilled to be a part of #leadlikeawoman launching on Mother’s Day. It’s the perfect way to celebrate by leading a conversation about female leadership.”

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2018-05-17 18:14:04
The Sound of Silverat British Arrows https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/73412/the-sound-of-silverat-british-arrows https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/73412/the-sound-of-silverat-british-arrows At last night’s British Arrows Awards, editor Dan Sherwen brought home a Silver Arrow for ‘Use of Existing Music’ for his selection of The Crystals’ ‘There’s No Other Like My Baby’ in Absolut’s ‘Equal Love’ with BBH and Somesuch director Aoife McArdle.

For the full list of last night’s winners, head on over to the British Arrows here.

Absolut, ‘Equal Love’
Editor: Dan Sherwen
Director: Aoife McArdle
Agency: BBH
Production Company: Somesuch

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2018-05-17 08:51:16
Editing Gold & Moreat The One Show! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/73313/editing-gold-moreat-the-one-show https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/73313/editing-gold-moreat-the-one-show It was a huge night tonight for Final Cut at The One Show!

First, editor Joe Guest took home a Gold Pencil for his cut for Nike ‘Nothing Beats a Londoner’ with Wieden + Kennedy and Riff Raff‘s Megaforce in the Moving Image Craft J05: Editing – Single category.

In addition to Joe’s Gold Pencil, editors Crispin Struthers and Dan Sherwen were also given the recognition of Merit in the category for their phenomenal work this year as well!

Toyota ‘Good Odds’ Editor: Crispin Struthers Director: Aoife McArdle Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi Prod. Co.: Somesuch x Anonymous Content

Absolut ‘Equal Love’ Editor: Dan Sherwen Director: Aoife McArdle Agency: BBH Prod. Co.: Somesuch

For the full list of winners from the night, read one at the One Show.

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2018-05-09 23:05:37
Two Cubes at ADC Awards Tonight! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/73291/two-cubes-at-adc-awards-tonight https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/73291/two-cubes-at-adc-awards-tonight Big night for Final Cut at the ADC Awards! Joe Guest’s editing work on Nike’s ‘Nothing Beats a Londoner” received a Bronze Cube for Craft in Motion – Editing with Riff Raff Films Megaforce and Wieden+Kennedy.

And founding editor Rick Russel also won a Silver Cube in the Craft in Motion – Editing category!

For the full list of winners, head over to ADC’s Twitter livestream here.

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2018-05-07 22:21:43
Gold & SilverAt Creative Circle Awards! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/73262/gold-silverat-creative-circle-awards https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/73262/gold-silverat-creative-circle-awards As Awards Season heats up, Final Cut continues to set the tone for things to come at last night’s Creative Circle Awards!

Editor Dan Sherwen’s hard-hitting film for Lucozade ‘Made to Move’ featuring one-and-only boxer Anthony Joshua directed by Smuggler‘s Christopher Hewitt with Grey London, took home Gold for his edit. Meanwhile editor Joe Guest‘s ‘Nothing Beats a Londoner’ for Nike with Riff Raff‘s Megaforce and Wieden + Kennedy London took home a Silver for his cut.

Lucozade, ‘Made to Move | Anthony Joshua’ edited by Dan Sherwen

‘Nothing Beats a Londoner’ also took home Gold for Directing, and nearly swept the Film category with three more Golds!

Our work can also be found throughout the other categories, and we are proud to have collaborated with some exceptional teams on much of the night’s best, and most awarded work!

For the full list of winners of the night, head on over to Creative Circle here.

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2018-05-03 11:24:54
Pencils Down – D&ADs Up! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/73202/pencils-down-dads-up https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/73202/pencils-down-dads-up Final Cut headed into the D&AD Awards last night pencil-less, and emerged with three of the prestiguous writing instruments in hand!

We brought home three Pencils in the Film Craft – Editing for Film Advertising Category – one Yellow Pencil for Rick Russell for his work on Apple’s ‘Barbers’ with Furlined and director Dougal Wilson, one Yellow Pencil for Joe Guest for his work with Wieden+Kennedy and Riff Raff’s Megaforce on Nike’s ‘Nothing Beats a Londoner’ and a Wooden Pencil for Dan Sherwen for his work with BBH and Somesuch director Aoife McArdle on Absolut’s ‘Equal Love’.

‘Barbers’ edited by Rick Russell

Nike ‘Nothing Beats a Londoner’ edited by Joe Guest

Absolut ‘Equal Love’ edited by Dan Sherwen

Other big winners of the night included Apple’s ‘Welcome Home’ featuring FKA Twigs and directed by MJZ’s Spike Jonze in the directing category, edited by our very own Jeff Buchanan, and many others.

Congratulations to all the winners on a night celebrating tremendous work throughout our industry. For all the winners in the Film Advertising Craft categories, head here. and for the rest head on over to D&AD here.

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2018-04-28 06:11:04
4 out of 10At AICP! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/73157/4-out-of-10at-aicp https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/73157/4-out-of-10at-aicp The 2018 AICP Awards Shortlists have been announced, and we’re tickled pink that Final Cut’s work accounts for 4 out of the 10 pieces shortlisted in the Editorial Category!

Thank you, judges, for making this possible!

And congratulations to Crispin Struthers, JD Smyth, Rick Russell and Jeff Buchanan on some amazing work this year! We’ll see you at MoMA!

For the rest of this year’s Shortlist, head over to AICP.

Toyota ‘Good Odds’ edited by Crispin Struthers

Asics ‘I Move Me | Steve Aoki’ edited by JD Smyth, VFX by Significant Others, Sound mix by Machine‘s T. Terressa Tate

iPhone 7 Plus ‘Barbers’ edited by Rick Russell

‘Welcome Home’ edited by Jeff Buchanan.

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2018-04-24 17:04:03
That’s ThreeFor AICE https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/73101/thats-threefor-aice https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/73101/thats-threefor-aice Pleased to see a couple of familiar names on the AICP’s 2018 AICE Awards shortlist today!

Senior Editors JD Smyth and Rick Russell both round out the ‘Montage’ category – JD for his Asics ‘I Move Me’ brand anthem from Decon with superstar DJ Steve Aoki, and Rick for his Apple ‘Barbers’ directed by Furlined’s Dougal Wilson demonstrating the power of the iPhone 7 Plus. It’s practically magic.

Asics ‘I Move Me | Steve Aoki’ edited by JD Smyth, VFX by Significant Others, Sound mix by Machine‘s T. Terressa Tate

Apple iPhone 7 Plus ‘Barbers’ edited by Rick Russell

And Machine’s Alex Bingham has been shortlisted for his sound design on Fox Sports’ college football campaign ‘Every Game Is Everything’ out of Wieden+Kennedy.

FOX Sports ‘Every Game Is Everything’ sound design & mix by Alex Bingham, edited by Michael Dart Wadsworth

For more coverage of the AICE Awards shortlist, read on at SHOOT, and head here to watch the Montage category and here for Sound Design.

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2018-04-18 17:30:17
Watch theHearts Beat Loud Trailer! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/72996/watch-thehearts-beat-loud-trailer https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/72996/watch-thehearts-beat-loud-trailer Entertainment Weekly reports on the official trailer for Sundance favorite Hearts Beat Loud, edited by our very own Patrick Colman, and directed by Sundance darling director Brett Haley (The Hero).

Rogerebert.com calls the film, “A truly sweet, funny, and downright likable comedy.”

Watch the trailer below:

You can read Patrick Colman’s January interview about the edit with Filmmaker Magazine here.

The film is coming to theaters June 8, 2018.

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2018-04-12 13:09:32
4 Editors, 5 Finalistsat The One Show! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/73034/4-editors-5-finalistsat-the-one-show https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/73034/4-editors-5-finalistsat-the-one-show Final Cut has secured 5 nominations at this year’s One Show in the Moving Image Craft Editing category!

Editor Crispin Struthers‘ inspiring Super Bowl and Olympics spot ‘Good Odds’ with Saatchi & Saatchi and Somesuch x Anonymous director Aoife McArdle:

Joe Guest‘s ‘Nothing Beats a Londoner’ with Wieden+Kennedy London and Riff Raff directors Megaforce:

Dan Sherwen‘s Absolut ‘Equal Love’ with BBH and also with Somesuch’s Aoife McArdle, as well as Lucozade ‘Made to Move’ with boxer Anthony Joshua from Grey and Smuggler’s Chris Hewitt:

And last, but certainly not least, Rick Russell‘s Apple ‘Barbers’ with Furlined director Dougal Wilson is ‘practically magic’:

For the full list of finalists, read one at the One Show.

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2018-04-11 17:25:46
Rick Russell & Joe GuestAmong ADC Finalists https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/73035/rick-russell-joe-guestamong-adc-finalists https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/73035/rick-russell-joe-guestamong-adc-finalists Well, would you look at that?

Editors Rick Russell and Joe Guest are among the finalists for the 97th Annual ADC Awards!

Rick was nominated for his edit of Apple’s iPhone 7 Portrait Mode ad ‘Barbers’ directed by the inimitable Dougal Wilson via Furlined stateside.

And Joe Guest was nominated on the strength of his remarkable ode to the London athlete ‘Nothing Beats a Londoner’ for Nike with Wieden+Kennedy London and Riff Raff Films directors Megaforce!

For the full list of finalists, head over to ADC here.

And find out who wins with us on May 7th in New York!

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2018-04-10 19:11:07
Sherwen Shortlisted Thrice for British Craft Arrows! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/72959/sherwen-shortlisted-thrice-for-british-craft-arrows https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/72959/sherwen-shortlisted-thrice-for-british-craft-arrows Editor Dan Sherwen has scored an unbelievable hat trick with 3 pieces – Absolut, Nike and Lucozade – being shortlisted for the British Craft Arrows Editing Category!

For the complete shortlist, head on over to the British Arrows here.

Absolut, ‘Equal Love’
Editor: Dan Sherwen
Director: Aoife McArdle
Agency: BBH
Production Company: Somesuch

Nike ‘Smile’
Editor: Dan Sherwen
Director: Mark Zibert
Agency: Weiden & Kennedy
Production Company: Rogue Films

Editor: Dan Sherwen
Director: Christopher Hewitt
Agency: Grey
Production Company: Smuggler

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2018-04-10 18:31:36
Bill Hader Slays in HBO’s ‘Barry’ https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/72680/bill-hader-slays-in-hbos-barry https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/72680/bill-hader-slays-in-hbos-barry Hot on the heels of editor Jeff Buchanan‘s collaboration with MJZ director Spike Jonze on the captivating Apple film “Welcome Home” featuring FKA Twigs, Buchanan has also edited HBO‘s dark new comedy, “Barry“, which premieres Sunday, March 25.

“Barry” stars Bill Hader (SNL, Trainwreck) who plays a hitman turned aspiring actor. The series, created by Hader and Alec Berg (Silicon Valley), is also Hader’s directorial debut. Early reviews are calling it “One of the best new comedies of the last few years,” (Rogerebert.com) and “One of the bigger creative surprises on television.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

Tune in to HBO this Sunday to catch the premiere of Bill Hader’s “Barry” edited by Jeff Buchanan.

“Bill Hader and Alec Berg’s series is highly entertaining and acutely heartbreaking, and that’s pretty damn special.” – Ben Travers, Indiewire

“[Barry] takes the tired trope of hit-man-with-a-heart and turns it into something darker, rawer, and intermittently heartbreaking. It does this while remaining a comedy.” – Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic

“It’s a comedy, really, and it balances all the Hollywood satire, character comedy, and noir tendencies beautifully. It’s filled with smart choices. Each perfectly cast character has a twist that places him or her outside of conventionality.” – Matthew Gilbert, Boston Globe

“Barry scores as a wildly original and sensationally entertaining hybrid of dark comedy and delirious action. … Barry kills–in every way imaginable.” – Matt Roush, TV Guide

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2018-03-23 11:38:41
Sundance Hit Hearts Beat Loud Coming to Theaters! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/72997/sundance-hit-hearts-beat-loud-coming-to-theaters https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/72997/sundance-hit-hearts-beat-loud-coming-to-theaters Editor Patrick Colman and seasoned Sundance director Brett Haley’s (The Hero) feel-good festival hit Hearts Beat Loud starring Nick Offerman (Parks & Recreation) and Kiersey Clemons (Angie Tribeca) is coming to theatres this summer, on June 8, Variety reports!

This isn’t the first time Colman and Haley have worked together, however. Their first outing together was on Haley’s music video “Holding On” for the band The War On Drugs earlier last year.

The music video, no doubt, helped the editor and director to develop a working shorthand and good rapport which prepared them for the film.

The War On Drugs, “Holding On”, directed by Brett Haley, edited by Patrick Colman.

In January, Patrick spoke to Filmmaker Magazine about the experience of working with Haley and cutting Hearts Beat Loud.

“…prior to Hearts Beat Loud, I cut a music video for The War on Drugs that Brett directed and we were able to quickly get in sync with each other in the edit room. We found that we have similar sensibilities, work ethics and senses of humor. So, I think that went a long way in getting him to trust me with his film.”

On the chemistry of fan-favorite Offerman and young Clemons, Patrick had this to say:

“The biggest thing we wanted to do was really nail the father/daughter relationship between Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons. They have a lot of charm together, and we wanted to make sure to let that come through in as honest a way as possible.”

Read the full interview on Filmmaker Magazine here.

And be sure to check out the film in theatres this summer!

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2018-03-21 11:10:41
Final Cut X Free The Bid! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/72464/final-cut-x-free-the-bid https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/72464/final-cut-x-free-the-bid Today is International Women’s Day, so what better time to announce that we’re joining the ranks of Free The Bid, who, earlier this month, brought female editors and DOPs into the fold in addition to female directors!

We at Final Cut feel very privileged to work not only with the best female editors in the biz and call them our own, but we also feel incredibly lucky to work with tremendous female producers, directors and creatives throughout the industry!

You can check out all of our female editors over at Free the Bid here, or jump over to their full reels below:

And as a bonus, Machine‘s very own sound designer extraordinaire T. Terressa Tate!

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2018-03-08 15:08:59
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
Nike Reminds Us ‘Nothing Beats a Londoner!’ https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/72442/nike-reminds-us-nothing-beats-a-londoner https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/72442/nike-reminds-us-nothing-beats-a-londoner You would be wise to remember that ‘Nothing Beats a Londoner’ in Nike’s newest ode to the city’s everyday athletes, from Wieden+Kennedy, Riff Raff‘s Megaforce, and of course, Joe Guest!

Watch the spot, and go on to read all the coverage at Creativity, Shots, Adweek, Agency Spy, and Campaign!

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2018-02-12 17:27:45
ASICS Moves Us in New Campaign! https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/72443/asics-moves-us-in-new-campaign https://www.adforum.com/production/6657410/press-releases/72443/asics-moves-us-in-new-campaign ASICS moves us in their new campaign #IMoveMe featuring international superstar DJ Steve Aoki.

ASICS “#IMoveM” Editor: JD Smyth | VFX: Significant Others | Sound Mix: T. Terressa Tate

Created in collaboration with United Entertainment Group and directed by production company Decon’s TJ O’Grady Peyton, the #IMoveMe campaign featured, in addition to Aoki, dance crew The Kinjaz, the Cobra Fitness Club, and boxer Alicia “The Empress” Napoleon.

With VFX by our Significant Others, and sound mix by Machine Sound‘s T. Terressa Tate, Final Cut editor JD Smyth cut the anthem featuring Aoki, while Spencer Campbell cut a doc profile of the DJ, as well as a piece featuring boxer Napoleon. Assistants Dan Berk cut the Cobra Fitness Club piece and Geoff Hastings cut the Kinjaz pieces.

ASICS “#IMoveMe – Who Is Steve Aoki?” Editor: Spencer Campbell | VFX: Significant Others | Sound Mix: T. Terressa Tate

ASICS “#IMoveMe – Alicia “The Empress” Napoleon” Editor: Spencer Campbell | VFX: Significant Others | Sound Mix: T. Terressa Tate

ASICS “#IMoveMe | The KINJAZ – A Brotherhood of Movement” Editor: Geoff Hastings | VFX: Significant Others | Sound Mix: T. Terressa Tate

ASICS “#IMoveMe | Cobra Fitness Club – Expression In Every Movement” Editor: Dan Berk | VFX: Significant Others | Sound Mix: T. Terressa Tate

This was a great project, and an awesome collaboration with Decon and across Final Cut, Significant Others and Machine!

For The Drum’s ‘Ad of the Day’ coverage of JD’s #IMoveMe campaign centerpiece, read on here.

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2018-01-15 16:53:51
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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