Cristina Balduin is a video editor and filmmaker with 10 years of experience creating content for production companies, broadcasters and brands.
Cristina discovered her passion for stories during an Italian hot summer, devouring adventure books. But it was just later, at the University of Padova, where she developed an interest in Film and earned an MA in Media and Communications with a thesis on her interviews with cinematographer and 6 times Goya winner Javier Aguirresarrobe (The Others, Talk to her, Blue Jasmine, etc).
After graduating, Cristina moved to Spain to become an editor: there she attended the MA in Film Editing at the Barcelona Film School (ESCAC) and started her professional career under the mentoring of Spanish award-winning editors Luís de la Madrid and Ivan Aledo, known for working with directors as Brad Anderson and Julio Medem.
After relocating to London in 2015, Cristina worked as in-house senior editor at OPP, the post-production department of TVF Media Group: there she edited broadcast documentaries and commercials as well as mentored all junior members of the team. Since 2018 she works as a freelancer.
Cristina believes in filmmaking as a powerful tool to foster imagination, feed curiosity and inspire change. Over her career, she has edited a diverse range of projects, spanning from feature films, documentaries for broadcasters as History Channel, and advertisements for brands as Mandarin Oriental, Mastercard and British Gas. The fiction films she edited have been awarded at festivals around the world as Toronto and Southampton Film Festival, while the branded content she cut for Ogilvy & Mather has been featured in Campaign magazine as one of the top 10 advertisement campaigns of the year. ‘How Far Would You Go For Your Team?’, the social campaign she edited for McCann during the 2017 UEFA Champions League, reached 50 million views worldwide.
As a filmmaker, Cristina favours character-driven stories and have experience gaining access to sensitive communities: ’Fishponds of the Amazon’, the film she directed for the NGO Tacif, features the entrepreneurship project the organisation started in the Amazon Rainforest. Besides, Cristina enjoys teaching, and recently started lecturing at the MA in Film Editing at London South Bank University. But when away from the studio, you will probably find her outdoors, listening to some good old tunes or chilling out at a yoga lesson.