Sam is a film editor and assistant editor based in his native London, cutting short form projects alongside assisting on major feature films.
After graduating from Bournemouth Film School he joined visual effects studio Industrial Light & Magic, where he worked his way up from production assistant to visual effects editor. This included a stint at Lucasfilm, coordinating visual effects and postvis within the cutting rooms on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Since leaving ILM to pursue a career in editorial, Sam has assisted established editors on features for Disney, Warner Bros, Universal, Amblin, Working Title, StudioCanal and Aardman Animations, including Nick Park’s Early Man and Tom Hooper’s Cats.
Alongside his assisting work, Sam edits short films, music videos and commercials - both live action and animation - and often supervises post production on these projects. Short films he has edited have screened in competition both internationally and in the UK, including at the Chicago International Film Festival, 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.