Neil Williams

Filmmaking and Post-Production

Neil has worked in editing for over 25 years, mainly in narrative feature films but has also worked on award-winning documentaries and TV formats. Neil spent ten years learning the craft of editing, cutting on celluloid film, which instilled an attention to detail and organisation vital to the edit process.

Adapting to developments in non-linear editing, he now is proficient in both Avid and Adobe edit systems. He has enjoyed a long-term collaboration with editor Masahiro Hirakubo and has worked alongside esteemed directors such as Danny Boyle, Stephen Frears, Uberto Pasolini and Andy Serkis.

One of the most unique jobs was his involvement in Ilya Khrzhanovsky’s controversial Russian project ‘DAU’ where he viewed and assembled all 700 hours of footage. In 2014 he edited on the Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary Virunga and more recently worked with Ken Loach’s Sixteen Films.

Cinema is the passion that drives everything Neil does. A self-proclaimed cineaste who immerses himself in the history and analysis of film culture across a wide range of genres and aesthetic forms. His area of interest would be the cinemas of Asia and Eastern Europe.

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