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Nick Lear

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FILM EDITOR BIO

Nick Lear is an award-winning British editor with 15 years experience who has worked alongside Hollywood directors, produced work for top brands and co-directed a short film which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. His technical knowledge and eagerness to try new techniques made him a celebrated editor in London before he moved abroad. Nick’s passion for travel and social justice led him to start a non-profit social enterprise called Manenberg Films in Cape Town to bring film training to marginalized communities. He continues to work remotely as a professional film editor with clients in the US and UK.

Nick is a two time D&AD pencil winner and has won the Antville Music Video editor of the year. He has had his work shown at Cannes, IFF Boston, Buffer Toronto, the London Short Film Festival and Slamdance.

He has cut a number of documetaries for many of the UK's main broadcasters, including ITV, Sky One and CNN as well as for DVD release like the popular "Hot Fuzz: The Fuzzball Rally", directed by Joe Cornish.

He has had beside him in the edit suite Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Georgi Banks-Davies, Steve Oram, Alice Lowe, Louis Cole and Francis Annan. A number of times his work has had over 1M views online.

He is a member of the Association of Documentary filmmakers (US) and the Documentary Filmmakers Association (SA).

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AWARDS/SCREENINGS

  • D&AD Wood Pencil: Battles “Tonto”
  • D&AD Wood Pencil: PlayStation 2 “Ape Escape”
  • Antville best music video editor: Battles “Tonto”
  • Cannes Straight8 premiere: “Connections”
  • Official selection, Slamdance, Boston, LSFF: “Theo”
  • Festival honour, Buffer Festival Toronto: “Beyond Borders'”

CREDITS

  • Alpha - Brand Campaign - Film Editor
  • Axa – Commercial – Film Editor
  • BBC World Service Trust – Brand Campaign – Film Editor
  • Babyshambles “Delivery” – Music Video – Film Editor
  • Babyshambles “You Talk” – Music Video – Film Editor
  • Battles “Tonto” – Music Video – Film Editor
  • Bethlehem: No room for peace – Broadcast Documentary (Channel 4) – Film Editor
  • Beyond Borders – Feature Documentary – Film Editor
  • Campaign for Better Transport – Brand Campaign – Director
  • Channel 4 Tax The Fat – Broadcast Trailer – Film Editor
  • Chivas Venture – Brand Campaign – Film Editor
  • Connections – Short film (Straight8 film competition) – Co-director
  • Currys – Corporate – Film Editor
  • David Gray Live – Live Performace – Film Editor
  • De Montfort University – Commercial – Film Editor
  • Death Wish Live – Broadcast TV (Channel 4) – Online Editor
  • Doug Walker “The Mystery” – Music Video – Film Editor
  • Film4 French season trail – Commercial – Film Editor
  • Freddy Hirsch – Corporate – Film Editor
  • Handel-Halvorsen’s Passacaglia – Music Video – Film Editor
  • Hi-Tec “Live Extraordinary” – Brand Campaign – Film Editor
  • Hi-Tec “Time to Live” – Brand Campaign – Film Editor
  • Hot Fuzz: The Fuzzball Rally – Documentary – Film Editor
  • I Matter – Brand Campaign – Film Editor
  • Iain Archer “Minus Ten” – Music Video – Film Editor
  • Integrated Clinical Solutions – Corporate – Film Editor
  • Interceptor – Commercial – Film Editor
  • Iraq: A Forgotten Hope – Brand Campaign – Film Editor
  • Jaime Scott – Music Video – Film Editor
  • Johnnie Walker – Brand Campaign – Film Editor
  • Louie – Music Video – Film Editor
  • Läkerol – Commercial – Film Editor
  • Magnum One Arm Challenge – Brand Campaign – Film Editor
  • Maruwaan: Forever Changed – Documentary – Film Editor
  • Maximo Park “Karaoke Plays” – Music Video – Film Editor
  • Mionetto – Brand Campaign – Film Editor
  • Mister Who – Music Video – Film Editor
  • Monkey Magic – Broadcast TV (Channel 5) – Online Editor
  • Moving Day – Broadcast TV (ITV) – Online Editor
  • No Neutral Ground – Brand Campaign – Film Editor
  • Nokia – Brand Campaign – Film Editor
  • On Road – Short Film – Film Editor
  • Pantene – Brand Campaign – Film Editor
  • RSPCA – Commercial – Film Editor
  • Radar “Lunacy” – Music Video – Film Editor
  • Red Bull – Brand Campaign – Film Editor
  • Ruo Emoh - Documentary - Film Editor
  • Sandi Thom “What if I’m right” – Music Video – Film Editor
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World – pre-production editor
  • Secret World of Magic – Broadcast Documentary (Sky One) – Film Editor
  • Seeff – Commercial – Film Editor
  • Sightseers – Pre-production editor
  • Skewed View Design for Life – Broadcast TV (CNN) – Film Editor
  • Sony Playstation 2 “Ape Escape” – Brand Campaign – Film Editor
  • Stateless “Bloodstream” – Music Video – Film Editor
  • Sultana Fruit & Form – Commercial – Film Editor
  • SunLife – Commercial – Film Editor
  • Switches – Music Video – Film Editor
  • The Real Hustle (BBC) Pilot – Film Editor
  • The Stewards Trust – Corporate – Film Editor
  • The Sword “Freya” – Music Video – Film Editor
  • The Webb Sisters – Music Video – Film Editor
  • Theo – Short Film – Film Editor
  • Three and Out – Trailer Editor
  • Three and a half minutes – Documentary – Film Editor
  • Vanish – Commercial – Film Editor
  • Western Cape Government - Brand Campaign - Film Editor