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!
The Challenge Wins ‘Best Documentary’ at MIFF
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.
A Halloween Fashion Film of Horror
As part of SHOWstudio’s curated exhibition, ‘A Beautiful Darkness’, for Veuve Clicquot’s ‘Widow Series’, Rei Nadal and Editor Claire McGonigal experiment with methods of horror.
FCLA Vavooms their Way through 10 Years
Commemorating ten years of Final Cut Los Angeles, the LA gang celebrated as one should in Southern California…with tequila, Mexican wrestling and a takeover of the Ace Hotel.
Catastrophe Returns to Rave Reviews
Series 2 of Catastrophe, the hilarious sitcom starring Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney and edited by Steve Ackroyd, premiered on Channel 4.
The Great Edit Bake Off
The best of London’s edit houses gathered with their star bakers to raise money for Medecins Sans Frontieres in The Great Edit Bake Off. Our star, Nikki Porter, no doubt, dazzled with her layered cake.
FCNY Gives back for NY Cares Day
Alongside 4,000 other New Yorkers throughout the city, we worked on one of the seventy designated schools for NY Cares Day to make a cleaner, brighter, and better educational environment for our city’s students.
Slaying Giants for Under Armour Website
Michael Dart Wadsworth and JD Smyth recently crafted an intricate composition of interlaced stories for Under Armour’s new football microsite and inaugural ad.
Our Editors Top the UKMVA Shortlist Announcement
UKMVA shorlist includes work from Editors Ryan Beck, Joe Guest, James Rose, Steve Ackroyd and Dan Sherwen, who got a Best Edit nomination. Bring on the awards ceremony!
We Took Bronze at The Clios & More
Joe Guest wins bronze in the editing category at the Clio Awards. Plus Amanda James, Kyle Valenta, Rick Russell, James Rosen, JD Smyth, David Webb and Sarah Iben see their work recognized at the New York fête.
The Academy Features Crispin Struthers on Creativity
Academy Award nominee and Final Cut editor, Crispin Struthers, explores where ideas come from in this Academy Original.
Editing Company of the Year and Editor of the Year Shortlist
Final Cut London has been shortlisted for Editing House of the Year, Joe Guest for Editor of the Year, and two of our ads for Commercial of the Year for SHOTS Awards 2015!
Outlaws Starring David Beckham Unveiled in London
Watch Outlaws, the surreal film, edited by JD Smyth with post by Significant Others’ Creative Director Dirk Greene and Sound Designer T. Terressa Tate, and starring David Beckham.
Pan Hits Theatres This October
Co-Editor Struan Clay gets back in the action of features with the upcoming fantasy adventure film, Pan.
Celebrating 20 years of FCUK at The Races
To celebrate twenty years of FCUK, we headed to Ascot for the Festival of Food & Wine Race Weekend….and it was cracking.
10/50 for FCUK in This Year’s APA Collection
It’s APA Show time. We are thrilled to see so much Final Cut work amongst the annual APA Collection.
Editorial Noms & More for the Clio Awards
The announcement for the Clios Shortlist is in and it includes a good bit of work from our crew. A big cheers to Amanda James and Joe Guest for their shortlists in the edit category.
Years & Years Let You Take Control
Years & Years, Director Fred Rowson & Editor Ryan Beck created a “world first” for Channel 4. Viewers took control by tweeting #ChooseLight, #ChooseDark #ChooseShadow to switch what video they watched. Read all about it here.
Patch Rowland Talks Tech
Senior Sound Designer and Head of Audio Patch Rowland discusses his work as a sound mixer and what he thinks of his latest toy, a Pro Tools | S6.
Creating the Punch in Mark Ronson’s Glasto Set
For Mark Ronson’s hit Glastonbury set, Final Cut Editor Chris Amos was tasked with creating eye-popping visuals for the show.
Cannes Lions Wins Include Grand Prix and Edit Honour
This year’s tally for awarded Final Cut work at the Cannes Lions Festival is pretty steep. And that just made our rosé hangover seem totally worthwhile.
‘Over’ Wins Over ShortFest Grand Jury
‘Over’, directed by Jörn Threlfall, edited by Amanda James, and sound designed by Patch Rowland, takes the grand jury prize at the Palm Springs International ShortFest.
Can we make the subway into a symphony?
A new promo film, edited by Michael Dart Wadsworth, introduces the world to James Murphy’s vision to create a unique ‘Subway Symphony’.