We’re jumping for joy! Last night, Final Cut’s work took home a whopping 26 Pencils at the D&AD Awards, including two Black Pencils and two Silver Pencils for Channel 4’s ‘We’re the Superhumans,’ including a Silver Pencil in editing for the inimitable Joe Guest!
The People Have Spoken at the Webby Awards!
You like us, you really like us! The people have spoken, and they’ve chosen editor Rick Russell’s ‘Buster the Boxer’ the Best Editing of year at the Webby Awards!
Look Who’s Shortlisted for the British Arrows!
Adam Rudd, Darren Baldwin and James Rosen have each been shortlisted in the British Arrows Craft Awards this year in the Editing category! Give their nominated work a look and think winning thoughts!
Final Cut’s Whopping 17 One Show Finalists!
Delighted to say that Final Cut work has been named One Show finalists 17 times across 12 categories! Check out the selection of work and full list of categories here.
Bulleit and Pop Up Tell Stories of ‘Ink and Identity’
Editor Ben Harrex and Head of Audio Patch Rowland help to tell the stories of ‘Ink and Identity’ of five unique tattoo artists for Bulleit Frontier Whiskey and Pop Up Magazine.
Steve Ackroyd’s Catastrophe Series 3’s Triumphant Return
Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney return Tuesday evening to Channel 4 for another ‘Catastrophe’. Series 3 has once again been cut by the talented Steve Ackroyd.
Takes The Stage
On the heels of several iconic Super Bowl spots, and after director Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” took home three Oscars last night including Best Picture, Final Cut’s Significant Others are ready to take the stage.
Tickle Monster Gets
US Premiere at SXSW
Frighteningly funny short ‘Tickle Monster’ from director Remi Weekes and editor James Rosen will get its US Premiere at SXSW this year in their Midnight Shorts Competition. Scary.
Final Cut Heads
to Super Bowl LI!
Thanks to all the teams and collaborators on 84 Lumber, Mercedes-Benz, NFL, GoDaddy, Febreze and Porsche for bringing Final Cut and Significant Others along to Super Bowl LI!
The Sights & Sounds of
BBC One’s New Idents
BBC Creative has turned to renowned photographer Martin Parr, editor Adam Rudd and Final Cut Sound’s Patch Rowland to create BBC One’s idents for 2017, replacing the previous clips, which have been on the channel for over a decade.
Jim Weedon on Getting
Taboo with Tom Hardy
Editor Jim Weedon weighs in on his work on BBC One and FX’s new miniseries ‘Taboo’ from Executive Producers Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders), Ridley Scott (The Martian) and Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road).
3 of the Most Shared Holiday Ads!
Holidays came early at Final Cut this year when we got an early present – three of our editors – Joe Guest, Ed Cheesman and Rick Russell, have all cut 3 of the year’s ‘Most Shared’ Holiday adverts!
‘Tis The Season
for Christmas Adverts!
Its that time of year again for the United Kingdom’s relentless onslaught of charming, funny, cute, heartwarming (and heartbreaking) Christmas adverts. Chuffed to have cut John Lewis’ advert among many others this year!
Final Cut Named Shots’
Editing House Of The Year!
FCUK scored a hat trick this weekend, being named the Shots Awards ‘Editing House of the Year’ for the third year in a row. Splash some water on our faces, we must be dreaming! An incredible honour.
Welcoming Ready Set’s
Lisa Sabatino Lange
Final Cut welcomes West Coast independent sales rep Lisa Sabatino Lange of Ready Set. So, Lisa – Let’s get to know each other!
The Sights & Sounds of a Dystopian London
We go behind the scenes of the sights and sounds of a dystopian London with LBBOnline for ‘Set The Thames On Fire’ with editor Darren Baldwin & sound designer Patch Rowland.
Final Cut’s Magnifique Summer of Sport
Final Cut kicks off ‘A Magnifique Summer of Sport’ for sports fans in Great Britain with exhilarating adverts from editors Ben Stephens, Suzy Davis, Daniel Sherwen and Final Cut Sound’s Patch Rowland for ITV, Sky and BBC Sports.
Final Cut’s Straight8 Shootout Film The Cutter
“Final Cut’s final battle would not be fought in the future. It would be fought here, in our present. In Soho…”
… In the Straight8 Industry Shootout, which premiered at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity!
Other People Coming To Theaters September 9th
“Other People” (Opening Night Film of Sundance Film Festival) written and directed by SNL’s Chris Kelly, starring Molly Shannon and Jesse Plemons, and edited by our own Patrick Colman, is coming to Theaters September 9th!
“Everyone Likes to Watch” Droga5 and Xfinity’s Glued
Xfinity has just launched their first original web series, created by Droga5 and Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) via Merman X Pulse, and edited by our own Steve Ackroyd and with finishing by Significant Others.
Final Cut Brings Home Five Lions from Cannes!
The work of Final Cut and its editors have brought home a cumulative five Lions at Cannes, including a Creative Effectiveness Grand Prix, a Gold Film Craft Lion, and three Bronze Lions!
The Challenge Wins ‘Best Documentary’ at MIFF
The Challenge, the moving new doc directed by Salon Pictures’ Peter Williams, and deftly edited by our own Nikki Porter, has just won ‘Best Documentary’ at the Milan International Film Festival Awards!
Sound Designer Patch Rowland Sounds Off
Just in time for the 2016 Cannes Lions, Final Cut Sound’s Patch Rowland sounds off in both Audio Media International, and Little Black Book on the state, and future of Sound Design!
SHOOT New Directors Showcase:
Our own multitalented editor / director Sonejuhi Sinha has been included in this year’s storied SHOOT New Directors Showcase for her beautiful short film Love Comes Later and we couldn’t be more proud!
Welcome Ben Stephens!
Boy did we hit the jackpot with editor Ben Stephens! We mean – like – blow the hinges right off the safe – jackpot! Just like in his explosive recent spot for Martini, ‘Play with Time’. Welcome to your new home, Ben!
Plenty of Pencils & More at One Show
John Lewis’ lovable ‘Tiny Dancer’, from agency Adam&EveDDB, Blink director Dougal Wilson and our very own Joe Guest took home a Gold Pencil at the 2016 One Show Awards in New York. Cheers, Joe & Co.!
Audi Commands AICE Win
Final Cut founding editor Rick Russell takes home a win at this year’s AICE Awards for his edit on Audi’s R8 Super Bowl spot, “Commander” featuring the late David Bowie’s “Starman”.
Travis’ Everything At Once Drops Today!
Band Travis’ eighth Studio Album ‘Everything At Once’ drops today, alongside a film directed by frontman Fran Healy and edited by our own talented Sarah Iben!
Secret’s New Campaign from W+K is a real #StressTest
Secret, Wieden+Kennedy, Somesuch / Anonymous director Aoife McArdle and editor Paul Zucker release “Raise” for new #StressTest campaign just in time for #EqualPayDay.
Maya Rudolph and Seventh Generation #ComeClean
Maya Rudolph, “mother, actor, and surprise – I do my own laundry sometimes,” comes clean for Seventh Generation with help from 72andSunny, director Matt Piedmont and editor Patrick Colman.
Cancel Your Plans America Catastrophe Season 2 Out Now
That’s it, America, kiss your weekend plans goodbye! Because you’re staying in to watch the uproarious Season 2 of Catastrophe available now on Amazon.com.
Love Comes Later Named Tribeca All Access Grantee
Editor and Director Sonejuhi Sinha’s Love Comes Later has been named one of Tribeca Film Festival 2016’s All Access Grantees!
Championing Student Athletes for IMG Academy
We’ve heard it all before – Millenials are lazy, unmotivated and entitled. Droga5, director Miles Jay and co-Editors JD Smyth and Chris Rizzo beg to disagree in latest work championing student athletes for IMG Academy.
Spotify and W+K Leverages Obscure Data in New Campaign
Wieden+Kennedy, Anonymous Content’s talented Tim Godsall and editors Michael Dart Wadsworth, Jeff Buchanan and Significant Others leverage wacky data for Spotify’s new brand campaign!
This St. Paddy’s Day Harry’s Implores Us to #SaveTheStout
Each year, men’s mustaches claim 162,719 pints of Irish Stout. This year for St. Paddy’s, Harry’s, Partners & Spade, and editor Ashley Kreamer implore us to shave the ‘stache to #SaveTheStout.
Burt’s Bees Want Your Help to #BringBackTheBees
Help editor Ashley Kreamer, Baldwin&, Lea Michele and Burt’s Bees by dropping your “b”s to ‘ring ‘ack the honey’ees! #BringBackTheBees.
Welcome New York EP Sarah Roebuck
Yes! We’ve hit the jackpot this time with Sarah Roebuck, who will be serving as the Executive Producer of the New York office. Sarah brings her myriad experience from across agency, production and post to Final Cut.
Pioneering New Workflows in Sound Design and Editorial
Final Cut Sound’s Patch Rowland reflects on new workflows in sound design and editorial for Virgin Trains ‘Be Bound for Glory’ with Traktor.
Joe Guest: Shots Awards’ Editor of the Year 2015
Shots named our man Joe Guest their Editor of the Year 2015, and as if that weren’t enough flattery, they went and interviewed him…
Final Cut at Super Bowl 50
Thanks to all of our partners and collaborators for bringing us along to Super Bowl 50!
“Other People” Opens Sundance Film Festival
“Other People” edited by FC editor Patrick Colman with additional editing by Spencer Campbell, opened this year’s Sundance Film Festival with laughter, tears and a standing ovation.
Giving Time and Talent to the Holocaust Survivors’ Center
Director Paul Weiland and our editor Claire McGonigal gave of their time and talent to direct and edit a beautiful film to help raise awareness and funding for London’s Holocaust Survivors’ Center.
“Other People” Chosen to Open Sundance Film Festival
“Other People” edited by our very own Patrick Colman with additional editing by Spencer Campbell, has been chosen as the opening night film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
Welcome Deborah Whitfield to Final Cut Audio
Oooh we scored! Producer Deborah Whitfield has joined our rapidly expanding UK audio department.
“Best Crafted Commercial” at British Arrows Craft Awards
John Lewis’ “Monty’s Christmas” was awarded the “Best Crafted Commercial” Award and more at this year’s British Arrows Craft Awards. Big congrats all around to Dougal, Blink, adam&eveDDB and our very own Joe Guest.
Breakdown Hitting Cinemas on 15 January
Breakdown, the hardboiled crime drama edited by Nikki Porter, hits theatres hard on the 15th of January.
The Force is Strong with Google and Star Wars
Watch Editor Chris Amos and 72andSunny’s film “Awaken the Force Within” for Google and Star Wars and then #ChooseYourSide – Light Side or Dark Side – as the release of the film draws near.
Top Honours at the LIA Awards
The 2015 LIA Awards awarded James Rosen with Best Edit and Joe Guest with a Grand LIA. And that’s just the beginning…
Getting Off the Sidelines for the NFL
Watch the NO MORE PSA campaign by the NFL, edited by Betty Jo Moore, encouraging everyone to “get off the sidelines” to help stop domestic violence and sexual assault.
Editing Company of the Year & Editor of the Year
For the second year in a row, FCUK was recognised with the title of SHOTS Editing Company of the Year. And if that wasn’t enough, Joe Guest took home the award for SHOTS Editor of the Year.