Sema Basharan

Assistant Editor, Edit Assistant, Junior Editor,

Sema has worked as an Assistant Editor across drama and factual.  She is an alumnai of The Grierson Trust’s renowned In Focus: Editing programme. Supported by Netflix, this competitive training scheme provides extensive mentoring in storytelling through the edit.

Sema is an engaged storyteller who can identify that flash of gold in the rushes and archive, adding value to a sequence.  A crucial sounding board in narrative discussions, she is unafraid to voice her opinion and offers valuable insights. Sema has assisted on a variety of Netflix true crime documentaries, and most recently was an additional editor on BBC comedy travelogue ‘The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan’.

As well as editing, Sema has also produced and directed short documentaries – all of which have won festival awards.  Her debut film was acquired and broadcast by BBC South West on ‘Inside Out’ (2020).  Sema had a film premiere at Sheffield Docfest 2021, and in 2022 she was invited back as part of an exclusive filmmaking initiative run by Asif Kapadia.

An invaluable asset, Sema has a calm, easy going attitude matched with a meticulous eye for detail.

More work by Sema
The Branches Are Hope; The Roots Are Memory
The Signalman
Unknown Ravens
Short Documentary

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