Nick Lear


Public bio

I am a highly motivated and successful film editor, having worked for ten years in the UK film and TV broadcast environment. I have worked under immense pressure to meet on-air deadlines. I have worked with big name directors and on big budget commercials, as well as documentaries for broadcast and DVD distribution.

Latterly, I started a production company in Cape Town, Manenberg Films, which will specifically work for the benefit of the township of Manenberg in Cape Town, South Africa. I am continuing to work as a professional film editor, partly to fund the other work we are doing in the community, which includes a pre-school for children from drug addicted families as well as making short documentaries on local people telling their stories of hope.


- Editing a number of videos with over 1 million hits on YouTube

- Working with Hollywood directors and actors such as Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish & Steve Oram

- Gaining awards: Antville best video editor 2007, twice in prestigious D&AD annual

- Co-directing a short film which was shown at the Cannes film festival


Scott pilgrim vs. the world pre-production Dir: Edgar Wright @ Big Talk

The Fuzzball Rally (71’ doc for the Hot Fuzz DVD) Dir: Joe Cornish @ Big Talk

“Three and a half minutes” (60’ doc) Dir: Dagmar Duportail @ Humanity

“Bethlehem: No room for peace?” (60’ doc for Channel 4) Dir: Simon Dinsell @ Salt

“The Real Hustle” (BBC) Dir: Simon Dinsell @ Salt

Sony Playstation 2 (D&AD) Dir: Jake Knowles @ Love

Red Bull Dir: Daniel Fagerson @ Salt

RSPCA Dir: Jevon O’Neill @ Hubbleberry

Film4 French season trail Dir: Jake Knowles @ Love

Battles “Tonto” (Antville Best Editor, D&AD) Dir: United Visual Artists @ Warp Films

Babyshambles “Delivery” Dir: Douglas Hart @ HSI London

Babyshambles “You Talk” Dir: Douglas Hart @ HSI London

Maximo Park “Karaoke Plays” Dir: Amy Neil @ Warp Films

Jamie Scott & The Town “When will I see...” Dir: Paul Gore @ Flynn

Stateless “Bloodstream” Dir: Mox @ Therapy

David Gray Live Dir: Phil Woodhead @ Fishpot