Editor and director Sonejuhi Sinha caught up with Little Black Book for their #Influencers column to talk about why filmmakers should both foster empathy and subvert expectations.
Sonejuhi Sinha on Empathy and
Subversion in Filmmaking
Amanda James’ String of Nominations Continues…
Editor Amanda James’ string of nominations for her Rolling Stones music video featuring actress Kristen Stewart continues, this week landing her on London International Awards shortlist for Music Video: Editing!
Final Cut Heads to BFI
with Two Shorts!
‘Wren Boys’ a new short film with sound design by Final Cut Sound’s own Fred Pearson, and ‘Work’ edited by Amanda James with sound design by Patch Rowland are both coming to BFI London Film Festival this week!
Steve Ackroyd’s ‘Henry IX’
Wins Rose D’Or!
Editor Steve Ackroyd’s miniseries ‘Henry IX’ has been awarded a Rose d’Or for best Sitcom! It tells the story of Henry, a forty-something man suffering a mid-life crisis, but he also happens to be the king!
Welcome Lauren Holmes, Director of West Coast & U.K. Sales
Final Cut is excited to announce the appointment of experienced directors’ rep and salesperson Lauren Holmes as our new Director of West Coast and U.K. Sales!
Shots Awards Shortlists Announced!
Shots has announced their shortlists for the Shots Awards 2017, and we are chuffed to once again be included across three categories! Read on for details about our nominations.
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.
Sonejuhi Sinha Shortlisted at
One Screen Festival
Editor and Director Sonejuhi Sinha 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’.
Ava DuVernay’s 13th
Wins 4 Emmys
Director Ava DuVernay’s Documentary “13th” Wins 4 Emmys at this weekend’s 69th Creative Arts Emmy Awards including one win alongside editor Spencer Averick for “Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming”!
Aoife McArdle’s 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!
‘Every Game Is Everything’ in Fox Sports’ new Campaign
Final Cut, Significant Others and Final Cut Sound team with W+K and Pulse for their massive new “Every Game Is Everything” campaign for Fox Sports College Football, the first work from the agency.
We’re on the 2nd Wave CLIO Shortlist!
Drumroll please… Joe Guest’s ‘We’re the Superhumans’ for Channel 4 and Dan Sherwen’s ‘It Comes From Below’ from Droga5 are on the CLIOs Shortlist for Editing!
1st Wave CLIO Shortlists Announced!
We are chuffed to find that 3 of our spots were shortlisted in the 1st wave of the CLIO Awards Shortlist today in the Film category!
Spencer Averick’s Emmy-Nominated 13th
Spencer Averick’s been nominated for an “Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program” Emmy for his gripping Netflix documentary ’13th’ with ‘Selma’ director Ava DuVernay.
Nikki Porter’s Mate Wins Best Short at New Media Film Festival
Editor Nikki Porter’s Short Film ‘Mate’ with director Tom Connolly has won ‘Best Short’ at LA’s New Media Film Festival and has been named an Official Selection at the Phoenix Film Festival.
Yes. We. Cannes.
The rosé is all but gone, 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’ve got Lions in our carryons!
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”!
Under Armour is
AICE Awards’ ‘Best In Show’
Editor Daniel Sherwen’s edit for Under Armour’s “It Comes From Below” campaign featured Washington National’s star Bryce Harper wins AICE Awards “Best In Show”!
Welcome Blue Valentine
Editor Jim Helton!
Let’s give a warm Final Cut welcome to independent feature film editor Jim Helton, whose work includes director Derek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond The Pines!
26 Pencils at the
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.