Highlights Of The Week

– WHAT’S ON TV/DIGITAL –

The new series of NatGeo Wild’s Animal Fight Club premiered in the US on Friday night whilst in the UK it starts on May 3rd. Blueberry Editor Marc Tondeur worked on episode 12 for Arrow Media.

The show features pound-for-pound battles between some of the biggest, baddest and often surprising fighters in the animal kingdom.


– SPOTLIGHT –

We are delighted to welcome back from his adventures, an exceptional Documentary Editor. Returning for his love of the craft, a storyteller excited to push the boundaries, everybody, please meet… Colin Moxon.

Read all about him in this week’s Spotlight.


– TALENT PROJECTS –

Compelling documentary Christ Bearer: The Rapper Who Chopped His Penis Off is available online from this week on BBC Three.

Directed by Tim Crawley and produced by Clockwise Media, it was shot by one of our most recent sign ups, Adam Beasley, editor and cameraman originally from Brighton and subject of last week’s Spotlight. Well done Adam!


Dramedy Suntan, is in selected cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) from this weekend. Directed by Argyris Papadimitropoulos, it was cut by Blueberry Editor Napoleon Stratogiannakis as one of his personal projects outside Blueberry.

It’s showing in London at the ICA and Cine Lumiere.


Compelling documentary Soham Revisited 15 Years On, aired this week on Channel 5. It was the latest personal project of one of our recent sign ups, Editor Ralph Pereira-Adams, who was one of the online editors on the programme. Catch up online on My5.


Congratulations to Blueberry Designer Ibrahim Ahmed who launched his photography exhibition, The Secret Lives of Lucha, through his company Kresh, on Thursday night at the Resistance Gallery in Bethnal Green.

Showcasing photography by Ibrahim, this is a unique insight into the world of lucha libre in London. It reveals the training and lives of London’s most notorious luchadores. From the gymnasiums to the workplaces, he exposes us to a side of the mask that rarely sees the light.


– EVENTS – 

This year’s D&AD Festival took place this week, April 25-27, at the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane/Spitafields. Liam attended again and it was very cool to be able to check out the displays of the D&AD award finalists in outdoor advertising, branding, packaging and photography.

One of his highlights was “(Dis)content: Creative Direction in the audience age”, a talk by Anna Higgs, creative director of Nowness. Nowness makes incredible branded content, and she spoke about the challenges of connecting with your audience authentically. Sky Creative also had a model polar bear walking around (not sure why!)

Colin Moxon – Editor

Who is Colin Moxon? 

At heart I’m an Editor. My career to date has been diverse and has seen me take on the adventures of Development, Shooting, Directing, Executive Producing and being the Creative Director of a production company.

Whilst all have seen me challenged in many amazing ways, it’s taken this eclectic path for me to truly appreciate how Editing is the role I really do love most. Even whilst undertaking those many other roles, I’ve never stopped editing, I genuinely love the process and the opportunity it gives you to be truly creative.

How did your career path develop?

After studying Film Theory, my first break in editing came in advertising, from assistant film editor to editor on 35mm and 16mm film, originally before the ground-breaking transition to non-linear editing redefined post-production.

During my time in the ad world I was fortunate to work across some incredibly high-profile and award winning campaigns, as well as cutting dramas, music promos and branded content before I discovered the world of documentary, where I was hooked.

To date I have worked with all of the terrestrial broadcasters as well as many non-terrestrial, across both factual and factual entertainment. I have also kept my editing career diverse by continuing to entertain audiences with branded entertainment, commercials and online content.

What do you consider your greatest achievement/s so far?

Large or small, whichever project I’m involved with, working with creative people and clients is so rewarding and to complete a project to the best of my ability and see how audiences consume the content is just the icing on the cake.

In a nutshell, I’d consider my greatest achievement the ability to continue working across such a diverse range of content. I love the opportunity to make something creative and distinctive, stand-out projects that audiences will love.

Any projects you are most proud of and why?

Having the chance to work on projects that literally change lives is close to my heart and I have been fortunate during my career to be involved in a variety of socially conscious documentaries that genuinely have made a difference.

Football Behind Bars looked into addressing the issue of reoffending amongst 16–19 year olds, Battle of Arnhem tried to re-engage disaffected teens with education whilst Mirela and A home for Mirela changed the future for a group of Romanian orphans.

My Weird Hobby for All 4 allowed me to celebrate difference and convey humour, eccentricity and downright wonders to an online audience.

Emotive, compelling, controversial, raw, life changing are the elements that I love about documentary, when they all align in a project, it really doesn’t get any better.

Share your biggest lessons in life and work

I have always lived by the simple rule that “knowing when to cut is easy, knowing when not to is the craft”. Once you learn the rules, tear up the rulebook – this is where you should always begin.

Frank Capra said it best:

‘My advice to all young filmmakers is this: Don’t follow trends, start them’.

‘There are no rules in filmmaking. Only sins. And the cardinal sin is dullness’.

View Colin’s full portfolio.

Highlights Of The Week

– WHAT’S ON TV/DIGITAL –

Blueberry Editor and Colourist Yasser Rahman worked on the online edit and grade of sport documentary Ref: Stories From the Weekend, produced by Dunlop Goodrich with BT Sport. It aired on 4th April but you can still watch it on BT Sport. It features the most in-depth look ever taken at the world of referees.


A 2-part 4 hour documentary special for History Channel, America: Journey of the Brave has been confirmed to premiere in the US at the end of May whilst UK air dates are yet to be confirmed. This landmark series explores how the United States was forged by men and women from distant shores.

Several of our editors have worked on the History Channel programme for Nutopia: Matt Armstrong, Hardeep Takhar, Alan Harris, Tom Parker and Paul Bernays.


– SPOTLIGHT –

This week’s Spotlight is all for new sign up Adam Beasley, a highly motivated, creative, hard-working editor and cameraman who loves to make engaging films with an emphasis on people and their stories. Alongside his broadcast work, he has a wealth of experience in the corporate and online world. Read all about him in our news section.

Highlights Of The Week

– WHAT’S ON TV/DIGITAL – 

Blueberry editor Adam Garstone worked for ITN Productions on The Super Orgasm, which aired on Thursday night on Channel 4.

Two other editors in our talent pool, Mike Shark and Jonathan Kelly did some additional work on the programme.


Don’t miss the finale of Everest Rescue this Easter Sunday at 9pm on Discovery UK.

The thrilling series follows nail-biting missions to save stranded climbers as well as men and women from the surrounding villages.

Blueberry editor Yulia Martynova worked on it for Betty TV.


– SPOTLIGHT –

This week’s Blueberry Spotlight is about another one of our most experienced editors, Dragomir Bajalica.

Originally from Serbia, he’s been working in the UK for almost 20 years, working across all types of documentary genres. Read all about him on our website.


– HQ NEWS – 

This week we’ve celebrated two of our team members’ birthdays back to back.

Our MD Irantzu’s was on Wednesday, whilst on Thursday cake and gifts were all for Kim from our accounts department. What a lovely way to head into the long Easter/Bank Holiday weekend!

Dragomir Bajalica – Editor

Who is Dragomir Bajalica?

I’m a Film Editor from Serbia. Married with two kids, for the past 19 years I’ve been working in the UK across all types of documentary genres. My favourites, however, are still the observational ones. I love working on them, watching them and speaking about them too. Aside from English I can speak and edit in Czech, Serbian, Spanish, Russian and other Slavic languages.

How did your career path develop?

My background is in drama. The first time I entered the cutting room was in September 1989, working as a second assistant editor in Belgrade on a popular TV series called Zaboravljeni (Unforgiven). The programme was edited by maverick editor Vuksan Lukovac who taught us many “tricks” of the craft that I still use today. Then the civil war in Yugoslavia happened and I moved my life and career to Prague where I finished the Czech National Film and TV Academy FAMU and gained an MA degree in editing.

Whilst studying, I edited many short drama and feature docs that ran in many film festivals, including top tier ones like Cannes. Right after finishing my studies I worked as 1st assistant editor to the superb Alois Fisarek, doyen and editor of many Czech New Wave films as well as Oscar-winning Kolya. It was nice to watch and learn from someone who really knows his stuff.

In April 1999 I started working in the UK, first as a staff editor at Oxford Channel and then as a freelance documentary editor for all major broadcasters. Up to today I’ve edited over fifty hour-long documentaries, and six 90-minutes long ones that had theatrical release and were screened at many well known documentary festivals.

What do you consider your greatest achievement/s so far?

Becoming a voting member of EFA, the European Film Academy.

Any projects you are most proud of and why?

I’m especially proud of two films about Autism – Autistic Me and Autistic Me: One Year On for the BBC, both directed by Matt Rudge and produced by Firecracker Films. They contributed to grow national awareness of this condition and helped many young people battling it. The film was also nominated at the BAFTAs.

Share your biggest lessons in life and work

Every day spent in the cutting room helps you hone your craft. I’ve worked all around Europe and using different languages proved that the grammar of storytelling is universal and that creative and skilful editors are needed everywhere. For me editing sums up all different film professions in one – from directing to camera work, sound and so forth – I can enjoy the right amount of each filmmaking craft I’m interested in.

View Dragomir’s Full Portfolio

Adam Beasley – Editor / Cameraman

Who is Adam Beasley?

A twenty-something trapped in the body of a 35 year old. A filmmaker, a tea drinker and a big fan of bacon.

How did your career path develop?

When back in my hometown of Brighton after University, I met a local cameraman on the street where I lived, completely by chance. We got talking and I showed him my showreel, which was a lot of snowboarding and skating, and we hit it off. He gave me my first industry job, as camera assistant on BBC Two’s Dragons’ Den.

From then on I met a variety of people and worked as camera assistant, operator, PD and editor. I’ve been lucky enough to do some really interesting work, I’ve traveled a lot and met so many amazing people – something I’ve always wanted from my career.

What do you consider your greatest achievement/s so far?

First off, all of the things I’ve learned across the years: from editing and shooting techniques to cooking food inspired by the far-flung places I’ve been lucky enough to visit.

Secondly, remaining close to the people in my life who are most important to me. Lastly, on a side note, “360 flips” – a skateboarding trick which took me 3 years to learn, and one that 15 years later I can still do, if pushed…

Any projects you are most proud of and why?

Last year’s Olympics was a highlight, a very long and tiring gig, but I saw some amazing sport and from the best seats in the house too!

I’m proud of a series I produced for Red Bull called This and Nothing Else – four films about four non-professional big-wave surfers, some of the most amazing and crazy dudes I’ve been lucky enough to meet and hang out with.

I used to make films for the charity WaterAid. I’m proud of the work I did for them as hopefully it has made a real difference in the lives of some of the wonderful people I met across Africa and Asia.

Share your biggest lessons in life and work

Meet as many people as you can, travel, be open minded and always offer someone tea when they come into your home.

View Adam’s Full Portfolio

Highlights Of The Week

– WHAT’S ON TV/DIGITAL –

The season 2 finale of Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact and Forgery aired on Sunday night in the US on CNN. Blueberry Editor Doug Howarth cut the episode for Nutopia.

The series discovers fascinating new insights into the historical Jesus, utilizing the latest scientific techniques and archaeological research. No word yet on air dates in the UK but we’ll make sure to keep you posted on it.


Two of our Editors, Jonathan Kelly and Gabriel Edvy, worked on Sunday night’s episode of Everest Rescue, “Life On The Line”, for Betty TV, which aired on Discovery UK.

The exciting series journeys to the tops of the treacherous Everest Himalayan Mountains, highlighting the work of a rare breed of pilots who put their lives on the line to save those facing certain death.


– PERSONAL PROJECTS –

Well done to Blueberry’s Motion Graphic Designer and Creative Director Ibrahim Ahmed, who is also a talented photographer, on his most recent personal project, photography exhibit The Secret Lives Of Lucha, which will take place at London’s Resistance Gallery on April 27th, 7:30pm – 11:30pm.

Showcasing a unique insight into the world of lucha libre in London, the exhibit reveals the training and lives of London’s most notorious luchadores. From the gymnasiums to the workplaces, you will be exposed to a side of the mask that rarely sees the light.


– SPOTLIGHT – 

And indeed this week’s Spotlight is about one of the long-time members in Blueberry’s talent pool, Ibrahim Ahmed.

This award-winning Motion Graphic Designer and Creative Director has specialised in content for internal corporate films, on-air branding and online digital signage and has designed elements for various promos, indents and international broadcast.

Ibrahim Ahmed – Creative Director/ Motion Graphic Designer

Who is Ibrahim Ahmed?

I’m a creative dude with great technical skills. I also have a sharp eye for detail, which is something most noticeable in my photography – a medium I love because it’s such a nuanced form of storytelling with the minutest of detail. My interest lays particularly in grassroots movements and subcultures.

How did your career path develop?

I began my career shooting music videos for underground acts in the UK Hip Hop scene. Fuelled by my desire to create high quality music promos with little-to-no-budgets, I pursued a path in visual effects and motion graphics, creating imagery that made me stand out among my peers.

Soon after university I was picked up by Envy Post Production and earned the role of Head of Graphics. Since then I have gone on to work with all the major television channels and advertising agencies on various commercials, brand idents, corporate videos and installations.

What do you consider your greatest achievement/s so far?

Within the past decade of working in the creative industry, perhaps my greatest commercial achievement was winning the IVCA award for animation in 2012. I headed up a team of 5 animators to produce the slick visuals of ‘Energy to the World’, a brand film for Saudi Aramco.

Any projects you are most proud of and why?

Journey To The Blue City is a long term photography passion project I did with my brother. It’s a first-hand account of calisthenics in Morocco and our experience of being part of that community. Driven by our passion for the sport, the photo book reveals a brotherhood born from a unified destination. It explores the birth of a community from the playgrounds of Casablanca to the peaks of the Chaouen mountains. By far this is my greatest achievement, as the project will not only highlight the talents of a small group of kids but will also help raise funds to encourage their passion.

Share your biggest lessons in life and work

Never spend too long trying to define yourself, because it’s only temporary. Evolve with your interests.

View Ibrahim’s Full Portfolio.