After completing a Masters degree in Religious Studies (specialising in Islamic and Middle Eastern studies) from Edinburgh University, I started shooting and editing short documentaries. I have always been drawn to human stories and experience and soon discovered I had a great passion for documenting these stories through film. In 2013 I applied to study editing at The National Film and Television School and was accepted as a BBC Scholar and an Adobe Scholar.
I graduated from The NFTS with an Editing Masters in February 2016. During my time at the school I edited over ten original fiction, animation and documentary films and formed strong relationships with a number of directors and producers. My graduation animation The Alan Dimension was screened as part of the Cinéfondation selection at Cannes Film Festival 2016 and was nominated for Best British Short Animation at the 2017 BAFTAs. It also won the Junior Jury prize at the prestigious Annecy International Animation Festival and for my work on it, I was nominated for an Editing Craft award at the 2017 Royal Television Society Awards. My graduation documentary The Pacemaker was also nominated and highly commended in the Best Student Documentary category at the 2016 Grierson Awards.
Since graduating I have worked both on series for television and on independent films. My first role after NFTS was for KEO Films as a Junior Editor on the highly regarded BBC 2 series Exodus. I then became an Editor on the Channel 4 series Eden, cutting episode 4 which aired in August 2016 and co-editing episodes 5 and 6 which broadcast in July 2017. I have worked on a number of feature documentaries including Irene's Ghost and The Trial of Ratko Mladic and I also co-edited War School; all of which will be released in 2018. I have edited a number of short fiction films and recently started on my first feature fiction film Ilkley. I was selected as a BAFTA crew member 2018.
With a passion for human stories and behaviour, I approach each edit with imagination and creativity and ultimately strives to craft each film into an emotional and psychological journey. I am also interested in adding a visceral and physical element to the films I work on and enjoy working closely with sound designers and composers to achieve this. I am a very collaborative editor and form strong bonds with those I work with.
I grew up in Stoke Newington, London and moved back here after graduating from The NFTS in 2016.