Sam is a film editor and assistant editor based in his native London, cutting short form projects alongside assisting on major feature films.
After studying the craft of editing at Bournemouth Film School, he joined visual effects studio Industrial Light & Magic and worked 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.
Having left ILM to move into the cutting room, Sam has assisted established editors on features for Disney, Universal, Working Title, and Aardman Animations, including Nick Park’s ‘Early Man’, Joachim Rønning’s ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ and currently Tom Hooper’s ‘Cats’.
In addition to his work assisting on 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 been nominated by the Royal Television Society and screened in competition both internationally and in the UK, including at the 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.