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BEAUTIFUL IN THE MORNING, CARITAS FILMS

ROLE: Offline editor

FORMAT: Feature Film, 1 x 94′, DCI 4K. The film is currently being presented at festivals. Please get in touch to request a private viewing link.

COMMISIONER: B.F.I.

DIRECTOR: Flavia Casà

AWARDS: Winner at London Int’l Motion Picture Awards for Janine Birkett (Best Uk Actress), Jack Loy (Best Uk Actor), Mark Wingett (Best supporting Actor). Finalist at the Los Angeles Femme Int’l Film Festival for Best Feature Writer (Flavia Casà). Nominee at Top Indie Film Awards for best feature, best cinematography and best music. Special Mention at Unrestricted View Film Festival.

FILM PREMIERE: Los Angeles Femme Int’l Film Festival, Official Selection, 17th of October 2019

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.

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

BRITISH GAS: SMART STREET

ROLE: Offline editor, colourist

FORMAT: 136 x 3′ Social Films, HD

CLIENT: British Gas

AGENCY: Ogilvy & Mather

AWARDS: The series was featured in Campaign magazine’s top 10 Customer Engagement campaigns for the year.

BRIEF: British Gas launched a new online series designed to showcase the consumer benefits of connected homes and smarter living. Developed by OgilvyOne, the series of 136 short documentaries follows three real families over three months, capturing their daily lives while they experience smart technology.

HIGHLIGHTS: Develop the families’ individual stories into the brand’s wider message, and cut in record time hundreds of videos without losing sight of the big picture.

MASTERCARD: HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO FOR YOUR TEAM?

ROLE: Offline editor

FORMAT: 1’30”x 4 (English, Spanish, German & Italian versions), 4K

CLIENT: Mastercard

AGENCY: McCann Erickson London

RESULTS: The campaign was released via social media as part of a wider strategy throughout the championship, and reached 50 million views worldwide.

BRIEF: Football fans say they go all the way for their team. But can they make it? Expanding on their massively successful ‘Priceless’ campaign, McCann Erickson created the ‘How Far Would You Go For Your Team?’ social campaign during the 2017 UEFA Champions League.

HIGHLIGHTS: After a long editing session with the producer, deciding to add a ticking clock, using a cinematic device to increase viewers engagement. The cheerful tone built throughout the edit was also the core strategy to boost brand affection and purchase intent.

GTP: WHAT DO YOU RECKON?

ROLE: Offline editor

FORMAT: Music video, 1 x 3’30”, 4K

CLIENT: George The Poet

AGENCY: Dark Pictures

BRIEF: For this video clip for the British spoken-word artist George the Poet, the director created a modern minimalist look, based on a sleek high definition black and white intercut with superimposed mirrored images.

HIGHLIGHTS: Creating an imaginative edit through the artist’s personality and lyrics.

BERKELEY SQUARE HOTEL BRISTOL

ROLE: Offline editor

FORMAT: 1 x 2′, 1 x 30”, 5 x 15”, 4K & HD

CLIENT: Clifton Hotels

AGENCY: Online Post-Production

BRIEF: The Berkeley Square Hotel in Bristol is one of the top boutique hotels in the UK (fifth according to the Guardian), but also and more significantly, the city’s first Art Hotel. While working at Online Post-production, the company was approached by the brand to produce and edit several video pieces for their website, which showcased the hotel’s full range of services.

HIGHLIGHTS: Through the treatment of the video piece, portraying the customers stay at the hotel as a full on visual experience, deeply connected with the artistic roots of the city.

HILTON WEEKENDER

ROLE: Online and GFX editor

FORMAT: Commercial, 1x 30” x 3 and 1 x 15” x 3, HD,  English, German and Turkish versions

CLIENT: Hilton Hotels

AGENCY: Ever After

BRIEF: Commercial for the hotel chain Hilton with a family and welcoming feel.

HIGHLIGHTS: Masking out unwanted elements during an exceptionally rainy day.

ANTHEA’S TURNER HOT TOPICS, LONDON LIVE

ROLE: Assembly editor

FORMAT: Broadcast documentary, Episode 03, 1 x 24′, HD

CHANNEL: London Live

SYNOPSIS: In this series, English television presenter Anthea Turner investigates current stories with big impact in the UK. She meets experts and common people and discusses the personal and wider implications of these issues. In this episode, Anthea talks about the diagnosis and treatment of bowel cancer, taking advice from doctors and cancer survivors including BBC journalist Jeremy Bowen. 

HIGHLIGHTS:  Treating a sensitive subject while balancing informative and entertaining sections.

THE REVEAL, JUNGLE CREATIONS

ROLE: Offline editor

FORMAT: Branded documentary, 1 x 4′, HD

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

COMMISIONER: Kioti Tractors

AGENCY: 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.

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.

NAZI MEGASTRUCTURES, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

ROLE: Assistant Editor for Series 7, Ep. 05 and 06

FORMAT: Broadcast documentary, 2x 60′

Series 06 is currently available for streaming on Sky Uk or National Geographic USA.

COMMISSIONER: National Geographic

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Darlow Smithson London

SYNOPSIS: This history series examines the military mind-set, pioneering tactics and state-of-the-art technologies deployed by the Nazis and the Allies during World War II. 

Episode 05, Hitler’s desert War, showcases how Rommel’s brutal campaign in North Africa pushed the British to their limits and dictated the course of the war. Episode 06, Hitler’s Mediterranean Fortress, talks about Operation Mincemeat and how allied spies planted false documents on a corpse to carry out of the most audacious deceptions of World War II.

UNION CASTLE ORAL HISTORIES, CAPTIVE MINDS

ROLE: Offline editor

FORMAT: Short documentaries, 5 x 6′, HD.

COMMISSIONER: Caledonia Investments, previously Union Castle

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Captive Minds

SYNOPSIS: The Union Castle Oral Histories is a series of five short documentaries about the British shipping line Union Castle, which operated between Europe and Africa from 1900 to 1977. Through interviews of former employees and archive footage, the series tells everyday life and anecdotes on board of the line ships, and constitutes an exceptional historical testimony of life at sea in the seventies. The series, produced by Captive Minds, is currently in development as a long-form documentary for a British broadcaster.

HIGHLIGHTS: Learning about the peculiar forms of entertainment people enjoyed on cruises in the past, so different from what we like today.