Sam is a film editor and assistant editor based in his native London, cutting short form projects alongside assisting on major feature films.
While learning the craft of editing at Bournemouth Film School, he began his career as a runner and vault manager at Stink, a global commercial production company, where he edited showreels and mood videos.
Upon graduating he joined visual effects studio Industrial Light & Magic, working his way up from production assistant to visual effects editor over seven features. This included a stint at Lucasfilm, coordinating visual effects and postvis on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, working closely with director Gareth Edwards and The Third Floor.
His first step into feature cutting rooms came assisting Sim Evan-Jones ACE on Nick Park’s Early Man at Aardman. Having subsequently provided previs and on set editorial assistance on Kenneth Branagh’s Artemis Fowl, he is currently part of the editorial crew on Disney’s Maleficent 2.
In addition to his work in features, Sam edits various projects from short films to commercials and often supervises post production, bringing together a team of regular collaborators to fully realise each director’s vision.
Short films he has edited have screened in competition both internationally and in the UK, including at the Royal Television Society and BAFTA-recognised Encounters and Aesthetica festivals amongst others.
He is always looking to build relationships with new collaborators and is open to all types of projects.