James Clayson

James is an editor with experience across a multitude of genres, but with a particular interest and aptitude for factual and documentary. A self starter, he  quickly worked his way up from runner, through the machine room and into editing.

A self confessed tech nerd, he is a fast, accurate and creative editor with a sound technical knowledge. He has gained a strong understanding of every aspect of the post production workflow, from ingest to delivery, in both tape based and tapeless systems. Plus his background in music production means that your soundtrack will always be thoughtfully selected and skillfully crafted to make your edit come to life.

Proficient in Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve and Adobe Photoshop, James is able to quickly grasp a subject and form a coherent narrative, presenting it with a visual flair that ensures all his projects are easy to understand and easy on the eye.

Always interested in finding new projects to be involved in, James derives a huge feeling of satisfaction from converting a client’s vision into reality. His confident and loquacious personality allow him to get on with anyone he works with and if you have to spend more than 10 hours in an edit suite with him, he might even make you laugh.

Recent clients include ITV, BBC, Channel 5, ITN Productions and Nine Lives Media.

Tom Canning

Tom is a London-based Writer/Director, Editor and Producer. Displaying a great skill for storytelling and connecting with the audience, Tom works in all stages of projects, from answering briefs all the way through to post-production. He likes to explore how the different facets of film production can best be used to engage the audience.

Experienced with DSLR and FS7/C300, and a long-time Editor now cutting on Adobe Premiere, Tom produces films with great coherence and is always sensitive to the message being communicated.

Over the last few years, he has worked with BBC Worldwide, CNN and various production companies both in London and Copenhagen on TVC, Branded Content films and documentaries, as well corporate work and his own drama projects.

In the last 18 months Tom has made films in Abu Dhabi, London, Argentina and Copenhagen and he’s keen to keep pursuing worldwide travel with his work.

Victoria Sankey

Being an editor has always been Victoria’s perfect job combining a long-standing love of creative thinking and writing with strong technical education and experience.

Skilled on Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere, she loves working with her colleagues to find innovative ideas to tell a story in an interesting, entertaining way tailored to the target audience. Every programme she has worked on has opened her eyes to fascinating new information and outlooks on subjects that grab her interest and gives her a renewed passion to express the narrative in her work.

Victoria always has a friendly, happy attitude combined with a strong work ethic, with an eye on the deadline to deliver an exceptional programme to be proud of.

Recent clients include: Raw TV, Lion TV, 360 Production, Elephant House Productions, Brinkworth and ITV

Abi Tomasiewicz

Highly creative and equally motivated, Abi has experience in conceptualising, design, storyboarding, directing and overseeing all aspects of moving image production and post-production. Very good technical skills with the capacity of producing high-level content that answers a client’s brief individual components on time and on budget.

Adept at understanding clients demands and integrating their aspirations visually into projects that push innovation, creativity and are delivered to a high standard across multiple platforms, covering marketing, branding, traditional TVCs and digital content.

Eitan Vardi

Eitan is an offline editor with more than 9 years experience working in television and feature films. Since moving to the UK in 2017 he has worked for Channel 4, Channel 5 and the BBC on numerous fact entertainment, day-time, reality and observational documentary series. He was senior editor on the new format observational documentary series ‘Escape to the Chateau: DIY’ which was nominated for Broadcast Magazine’s Best Daytime Program in 2018. One of the short films he edited – ‘Dog Leash’ – was nominated for the Cinefondation competition in Cannes Film Festival.

Adam Rowley

Adam is a multi-skilled and adaptive editor.

Having started his professional TV life as a news editor at Sky, he went on to produce and edit promos and commercials for this renowned broadcaster, before going out into the big wide world to produce, direct, shoot and above all, edit for a whole host of clients big and small.

Over twenty years, he has worked for a huge variety of clients, including BBC, ITV, Sky, Viasat, Disney, Millicom, Home Office, Radley Yeldar, Dentsu Aegis, MTV, QVC, Orange, WeCreate, NBC Universal and many many more, as well as lots of smaller companies and charities

Proficient in all NLE programs, he currently favours Premiere Pro with some After Effects.  With awards for editing, producing and copywriting, he can turn his hand to a story with a nuanced understanding of narrative and pacing, a pragmatic understanding of client needs, an ability to absorb complex information, and a healthy sense of humour.

Adam has his own kit and can provide remote editing services to clients.

He lives in London but is happy to travel.

Mike Harris

Mike is an internationally established 360-degree moving image creative who has developed his renowned expertise over the past 16 years.

Mike typically works as a Director, Editor, Creative or Creative Director and often seamlessly weaves a combination of these roles on the same project. He is able to oversee projects from initial creative and pitch development right through to completion and delivery. Mike has also produced some projects up to a budget of £110K.

Directing

Mike has directed thrillingly a versatile body of work, shot in over 16 countries, and is equally at home with studio shoots, location shoots, VFX, lifestyle, sports, kids, visual, dialogue and interviews. Full directing portfolio available on request.

Brands Worked On Include: Google, Land Rover, Tesla, Thorpe Park, The Times, Ford, Madeira Tourism, Dixons, Sony, CNN, Clarks, Arts Council, Clarks, Rimmel, Sport England, Virgin Trains.

Editing

Primarily short form for TV Commercials, Brand Films, Branded Content.

Mike can also ‘in-house’ grade in Premiere or Davinci Resolve.

Brands Worked On Include: Land Rover, Tesla, Ford, Madeira Tourism, Virgin Trains, Fujitsu, Clarks, Virgin Trains, Clarks, Sports England, Saudi Aramco, Rolls Royce, Ford, UEFA, Coca-Cola, Asda, The Times, Mint Velvet, Mastercard.

Creative

Mike has worked on initial creative or creative development for a number of brand films and campaigns.

Overview of Brands Worked On:

Google, Rolls Royce, Land Rover, Tesla Fujitsu, Blackberry, Thorpe Park, Nike, Vodafone, Ford, BT, Jaguar, Volvo, UEFA, Bravo TV, Madeira, Tourism, Puma, BBC, Coca-Cola, Atkins, Dixons, Sony, Sci-Fi Channel, Fox TV, JCOM, Sainsbury’s, Pepsi, Mini Velver, Ministry of Sound, Triumph, Nat Geo, CNN, The Body Shop, Nokia, Clarks, Mastercard, Arts Council, Rimmel, Virgin Trains. 

 

 

Rod Chisholm

Rod is a dedicated Editor who takes enormous pride in his work. He came to Blueberry highly recommend by clients and peers alike.  He has worked with big brands and titles such as BBC, Doctor Who, Top Gear and BBC Youtube Channels. Creating promotional and support materials such as trails, featurettes, mini docs and promos for on-air, online and internal use.

Before that he was filming and editing promotional materials for movies while at DMS (Digital Media Services), largely red carpet interviews/featurettes for distribution to news networks on behalf of studios such as Disney, Paramount and Universal.

Nick Hristou

Nick hails from the U.S. and has been editing freelance in London since 2008. His background in advertising for W+K Amsterdam has given him a broad range of experience that he brings to every project so he appreciates the collaborative effort with the producers in order to make sure the client is satisfied with the final edit. His working philosophy is simple: throw yourself into each project, have fun and work hard to get the best possible edit you can.

His experience ranges from corporate films to TVCs, film trailers to news documentaries, music videos to editing highlight reels at the 2012 London Olympics and everything in-between. His work has appeared on Cirque du Soleil’s screens in Las Vegas, in ads during the 2011 Champions League Final as well as in front of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in 3D.

Skilled in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, DVD Studio Pro – recently, Nick’s “secret” career has been exposed as his voice was featured in the most recent ad campaign for Wrangler. Not only he is willing and able to take control of the edit but adds even more flavour as he can lend his voice to any project that needs emotive narration.

Working on a long form documentary was something he enjoyed tremendously, spurring him to make his mark in long form as well. He is frequently busy with a wide variety of clients that include Passion Pictures, Vice, Vice News, AKQA, Grey, CNN, Two Four Productions, Whitecoat, Vertical Productions, World Television, Havas Worldwide, ESPN EMEA, White Boat TV.

Robyn Wright

A resourceful and creative Editor with a great deal of experience in the broadcast television industry. Robyn is inspired by a creative challenge, she has a strong visual style, an intuitive sense of pace and rhythm and excellent story telling ability.

Robyn’s notable projects include, ‘Rebel Geeks – Give me Back My Data’ for Al Jazeera, ‘Animal Fight Night’ for Nat Geo and ‘Celebrity Antiques Road Trip’ for BBC 1.

Robyn is a warm amiable person who works confidently across all documentary genres from observational, education, lifestyle, the arts and reality.

See Robyn’s CV for full credit list.

Tim Slessor

With over 15 years working in the industry, mainly as an editor, Tim is a highly experienced and creative filmmaker who has progressively expanded his focus into writing, shooting and directing.

Proficient in Adobe Premiere and conversant with Adobe After Effects, he has cut anything: from television commercials and broadcast programmes to film trailers, promos and branded content documentaries. His extensive experience also encompasses directing and supervising teams of editors and animators on a variety of projects.

Recent clients include CNN, BBC Worldwide, The Edge Picture Company, Imagination, Discovery, Merchant Cantos, Quite Frankly Productions, Sunset & Vine.

Outside the cutting room, Tim has written and co-directed several projects such as tourism campaign “Live, Love, Lebanon”, scripted and edited a segment of Channel 5’s “The Classic Car Show” and wrote for CNN’s colourful online mini-documentary platform “Great Big Story”.

He is also a highly accomplished stills photographer and is currently shooting the pilot for a comedy series he has created in collaboration with a long-time colleague, plus he has two more personal film projects in the works.

Gary Dalal

Gary is a highly experienced editor and animator, who is creative, organised and pays great attention to detail. His career is mainly in corporate productions, working for a wide variety of film and events companies, branding agencies and news channels all over London.

Gary’s work includes films for product launches and events, multi-source presentations, iPad apps, museums, product centres, TV graphics, commercials, and TV with clients including Merchant Cantos, Whitecoat, Flawless Media, VCCP London, Bright Talk and The Edge Picture Company. Proficient in Final Cut Pro, Avid, After Effects, Adobe Premiere, DVD Studio Pro and C4D. Gary is diligent, responsible and fun to work with.

Joe Matthews

An experienced editor with a flair for style and narrative, Joe trained at the BBC and worked for ten years on primetime documentaries and dramas, as well as incisive current affairs programmes and arts films. After leaving the BBC, he continued to build up documentary and drama documentary credits for a variety of terrestrial and US broadcasters including BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Discovery.

Joe’s strength lies in his ability to craft compelling drama whilst unpacking stories in new and interesting ways. He also excels at writing commentary and selecting top music choices. He believes in nurturing a strong spirit of collaboration in the edit to achieve the best working relationships and therefore the best possible programmes.

As well as editing, Joe has produced and directed several films for broadcast, including the critically acclaimed drama documentary ‘Bedlam – The History of Bethlem Hospital’ for History.  Joe brings this production experience to his edits and has a direct understanding of the challenges faced by directors and producers at the sharp end.

Kimaathi Spence

With nearly 20 years experience, Kimaathi is a highly experienced, practical and focused editor with proven creative and technical abilities. Story telling and grasp of narrative are his strong suit. His sunny character, keen sense of humor and sheer tenacity keep the toughest of edits an enjoyable experience. He is equally at ease working alongside the Producer/Director in the edit or self-directed and left alone with the rushes. Kimaathi has particular experience working on hard hitting, emotionally challenging subject matters and brings this sensitivity to all areas his work.

See Kimaathi’s CV for a detailed credit list.

 

Jonathan Cronin

Jonathan is an editor and filmmaker with a background in sound editing and photography. He started his career editing sound and working on critically acclaimed shows and films such as ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ and ‘Band of Brothers’ then progressed on to cutting news, docs and interviews for CNN, Al Jazeera and CNBC. He particularly enjoys putting a story together in the cutting room – letting interviews, archive film and audio, stills and music tell the story.

Skilled in Adobe Premiere, Avid and Final Cut, he always keeps up with new technology and methods – recently he is particularly excited about Apple’s FCPX and the new way it approaches editing, letting the user build databases and paper edits all within one system.

Working in sound has informed his development as a picture editor – he learned what sound can achieve subconsciously, and how powerful dialogue can be when used sparingly. Clients include CNBC, MPC, Al Jazeera, CNN, BBC News, Bloomberg, BskyB, Skywalker Sound, Harper Collins, T.M.Lewin, De Lane Lea, Fox TV, Médecins Sans Frontières and the Press Association.

 

Jonny Halifax

Jonny is a talented Motion Graphics Designer and  Editor based in London. Extraordinarily versatile, Jonny has proven track records in Film, Documentary, Corporate, Commercials and Trailers.  With an extensive experience in music and art film production, from Live and Promo’s to Documentaries.

His skilled in Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects.

Jonny is an owner of Greasy Noise Recordings.