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VATICAN GIRL, NETFLIX

ROLE: Additional editor (offline)

FORMAT: Documentary series, 4 x 60′, HD

COMMISSIONER: Netflix

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Raw TV

SYNOPSIS: Rome, 1983. After leaving a music lesson, 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi vanishes — embroiling the Vatican in a decades-long mystery. Between falsified evidence and alleged tracks, Emmy winner director Mark Lewis (former author of “Don’t F**k with Cats”) analyses what we know so far in this new Netflix original docu-series.

AWARDS: Nominee,  BAFTA TV Awards 2023, Best Factual Series

HIGHLIGHTS: The series had a significant social impact, leading to the Italian Parliament and the Vatican reopening their investigations into the disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi. This demonstrates the powerful influence of the series on both public opinion and government actions, highlighting its role in bringing attention to an important case and potentially uncovering new information.

ODE, BBC2

ROLE: Offline editor

FORMAT: Short Film, 1 x 3′, HD

COMMISIONER: BBC2. The film was funded as part of the BBC Two Minute Masterpiece programme.

DIRECTOR: Naomi Waring

SYNOPSIS: Using Arthur O’Shaughnessy’s ode as inspiration, Naomi Waring’s film celebrates the confidence, pride and beauty that disco dancing brings to a working class community in Northern Ireland.

FESTIVALS: Official selection at: Aesthetica Short Film Festival (BAFTA-Qualifying), Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, Uppsala Short Film Festival, Dublin International Film Festival.

HIGHLIGHTS: Feeling motivated by this story of youth empowerment and dreaming to fly through the air as the young performers.

WWII CHINA FORGOTTEN ALLY, HISTORY CHANNEL

ROLE: Offline editor

FORMAT: Feature documentary, 1 x 52′, HD. Please have a look at the trailer and feel free to get in touch to request a copy of the full episode.

COMMISIONER: History Channel

PRODUCTION COMPANY: TVF International

SYNOPSIS: This groundbreaking historical documentary investigates, for the first time, the epic struggle between China and Japan during the second world war and its long-lasting effects in modern China and beyond.  Based on the acclaimed book, Forgotten Ally, by renowned China expert Rana Mitter, the film combines eye witness testimony with rare archive footage and stunning animated reconstructions. An emotional, eye-opening journey that re-writes history as we know it.

HIGHLIGHTS: Creating breathing space in a sequence while at the same time summarising  8 years of human suffering in just 52 minutes.

MORNINGTOWN, CENTURY FILMS

Short film starring BAFTA and Emmy winner actor Christopher Eccleston.

FORMAT: Short film, 1 x 9’, 4K 

SYNOPSIS: Inspired by true events, Morningtown looks unflinchingly at contemporary fatherhood, family breakdown, and the mental health crisis. 

DIRECTOR: Brian Hill

EDITOR: Cristina Balduin

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Century Films

BEAUTIFUL IN THE MORNING, CARITAS FILMS

ROLE: Offline editor

FORMAT: Feature Film, 1 x 94′, DCI 4K.

COMMISIONER: B.F.I.

DIRECTOR: Flavia Casà

SYNOPSIS: Set in the British seaside, Beautiful in the Morning is a coming of age story about Marielle, an 18 years old girl who during the summer travels to her family country house to reconnect with the women in her family, only for them to be torn apart by an intrusive stranger.

FILM PREMIERE: Los Angeles Femme Int’l Film Festival, Official Selection

AWARDS:

  • Winner, Sochi International Film Festival, Special Jury Prize and Best Cinematography
  • Winner, London Int’l Motion Picture Awards for Janine Birkett (Best Uk Actress), Jack Loy (Best Uk Actor), Mark Wingett (Best supporting Actor).
  • Finalist, Los Angeles Femme Int’l Film Festival, Best Feature Writer (Flavia Casà).
  • Nominee, Top Indie Film Awards for Best Feature, Best Cinematography and Best Music.
  • Special Mention at Unrestricted View Film Festival.

HIGHLIGHTS: The late editing sessions with the director, discussing passionately on how to represent realistically the emotional world of an 18 years old.

THE REVEAL, JUNGLE CREATIONS

ROLE: Offline editor

FORMAT: Short documentary, 1 x 4′, HD

PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Jungle Creations and Baldwin&

SYNOPSIS: In 2010, U.S. Sergeant J.D. Williams was leading a small recon team in Afghanistan when an IED detonated directly underneath him. J.D. was badly injured but survived. And when back home, he found a way to challenge himself again.

The film was featured on Muse by Clio Magazine. Please read the full review here

HIGHLIGHTS: Being inspired by J.D. story of resilience and superation. And when a message is so meaningful, cutting it down to just 4 minutes proves quite challenging.

THE DRY CLEANER, AMAZON PRIME

ROLE: Offline editor

FORMAT: Short Film,1 x 17′, DCI 4K Cinemascope

DIRECTOR: Chris Carr

CHANNEL: Amazon Prime

SYNOPSIS:  The Dry Cleaner is a contemporary short spy film about the moral dilemma of agent recruitment. British Intelligence officer George Collins makes contact with Middle Eastern student Lydia, who at her university knows members of a revolutionary group called the FKA. George tries to persuade Lydia to work with him and provide information. Will Lydia spy on her friends in Britain or will she leave George out in the cold?

The film is currently in development with the same characters as a feature film. Shot in London on Red Epic.

AWARDS:

  • Honourable Mention at SpyFlix Film festival
  • Official Selection at London Lift Off Festival, The British Short Film Awards, New York Independent Cinema Awards

HIGHLIGHTS: Experimenting with suspense while getting into the mindset of an hesitant aspiring young spy.

MANDARIN ORIENTAL: ‘I AM A FAN’ CAMPAIGN

ROLE: Offline editor

FORMAT: Social campaign for Instagram and Facebook. 

7 x 15”, 7 x 10”, 7 x 6”, 9 x 5”, HD, vertical & horizontal format. The celebrities featured are: Lucy Liu, Adam Scott, Chen Man, Rami Malek, Chen Kun, Michelle Yeoh and Karen Mok. Please get in touch to request other viewing links.

CLIENT: Mandarin Oriental

AGENCY: London Advertising

BRIEF: The ‘Fan campaign’ is an award-winning advertising campaign launched in 2000, aimed to connect the Group’s well recognised symbol – the fan – with international celebrities who regularly stay at the Mandarin Oriental hotels and consider themselves fans of the brand. Featuring movie stars and personalities from the world of sports like Lucy Liu, Chen Man and Adam Scott, the campaign seek to increase the Group’s global awareness and to represent the brand core values of luxury, elegance, and comfort.

RESULTS: The campaign was released via social media for the European and Chinese market.

HIGHLIGHTS: Practising conceptualisation to adapt a traditional advertising campaign to the new rules of fast consuming content on social media. And considering the type of client, the attention to detail was a must.

SCHWARZKOPF, ANGLE

ROLE: Offline editor

FORMAT: 1 x 15’’,  1 x 30’’, 1 x 60’’,1 x 3′

CLIENT: Schwarzkopf

AGENCY: Angle

RESULTS: The campaign was screened during the British Hairdressing Awards 2020.

BRIEF: We created a series of videos to advertise the new colour lines created by Schwarzkopf and increase brand awareness.