David T. Editor (offline).
David is an experienced factual and documentary editor, with a knack for finding the heart of a story and bringing it to life. His work has been IDA-nominated and Grierson-shortlisted. He is easy to work with, loves to collaborate, and can craft a rough cut at a blistering pace.
David studied story and structure as a post-grad at the NFTS, which comes in handy for fixing narrative issues, and he’s got a keen sense of how to use timing and rhythm to create emotion, jeopardy and comedy.
As well as years of TV experience, he has also cut promos for (among many others) Sainsbury’s, Microsoft, Cadbury’s, Virgin Atlantic and The Body Shop.
5, Nerd TV; Dir. Tom Barbor-Might; 60min)
Documentary exploring Himmler’s quest for Aryan Artefacts and ancient civilisations, and how it led to a group of archaeologists and scientists from treasure-hunting to crimes against humanity.
Vision, National Geographic; Dir. Tom Barbor-Might; 2 x 30min)
Series exploring natural disasters through footage captured by eyewitnesses, featuring the Chelyabinsk Meteor and the mysterious Ice Tsunamis of North America.
Green Lion; Dir. David Bond; 90min)
Feature doc charting one man’s mission to rebrand nature for children born in a world of iPads, PlayStations and Disney-on-Demand.
Television International; Dir. Andy Goodsir; 300 x 2min)
Epic short form series exploring a century of history captured on film; from war to show business, organised crime to technological advancement.
Television International, Dir. Andy Goodsir, 2 x 45min)
Series celebrating the Queen’s reign, and the extravaganza of the Diamond Jubilee Weekend.
TV, 30 min)
The story behind Ruardiah Arrow’s award winning doc How To Start A Revolution, which charts the worldwide impact of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Gene Sharp’s work on non-violent revolution, from the Colour Revolutions to the Arab Spring.
One-off in which non-Muslims present cases to a Sharia Council, to see how their issues would have been dealt with under Sharia Law.
TV; Dir. Tom Barbor-Might; 7 x 60min)
Series of seven archive documentaries on major news stories of the broadcast era, from crimes and celebrity scandals to terrorist attacks and natural disasters.
TV; Dir. Tom Barbor-Might; 60min)
Current affairs documentary following Gail as she explores the law on prostitution and its consequences both in the UK and across the world. Nominated for an IDA Documentary Award.
TV; Dir. Jonathan Brooks; 60min)
Current affairs doc following Mr Nice, the former cannabis smuggler Howard Marks, as he investigates the rationale behind, and consequences of, drug prohibition.
TV; Dir. Tom Barbor-Might; 60 min)
Expose of the mail order bride industry, investigating the pressures of extreme poverty that lead some young Thai women to seek a western husband, and the danger this can put them in.
(BBC1, History Television International; Dir. Andy Goodsir; 60min)
Ob-doc following the Duke of Edinburgh on his home turf, Windsor Castle, in a revealing journey through the life of an innovator, and occasional rebel, who’s been at the heart of the British Monarchy for over seventy years.
Arts 1, The Mob Film Company; Dir. Vadim Jean; 60min)
Ob doc looking back at the life stories of guitar legends through the instruments, people and places that shaped their careers.
TV; Dir. Tom Barbor-Might; 45min)
Ob-doc following two gay men, a retired banker and a young Muslim, as they prepare to come out to their families for the first time.
TV; Dir. Tom Barbor-Might; 60min)
Comic ob-doc following some lesser-known election candidates, from Captain Beany of the New Millennium Bean Party to the Landless Peasants and True English Poetry Party. Nominated for a Grierson Award.
Eight British citizens try to smuggle themselves back into Britain without their passports. "Tense and revelatory, the show hid important reportage beneath its flashy chassis" - The Guardian Channel 4, Screendog Productions, 2x60min
(Channel 4, Windfall Films, 60min).
Tony Robinson meets with drone fliers and archaeologists to investigate undiscovered historic sites revealed by the summer heatwave.
US, 2 x 30min).
Series of half-hour programmes looking back on classic documentaries – episodes featuring Errol Morris’s acclaimed murder-mystery The Thin Blue Line, and Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me.
US, Dir. Tom Barbor-Might; 5 x 60min).
Super-Size Me’s Morgan Spurlock presents a five part countdown of must see docs from the past 25 years. The Mail on Sunday called it “the very opposite of a standard list show – a project that exudes care and craft.”
3 x 15’ film and TV review
shows, and 3 x 3’ trailers, highlighting the best of Virgin Atlantic’s on-board
2’ short films promoting Madame V Lingerie’s launch in Paris and New York.
From bringing in Jamie
Oliver to share curry-making tips, to taking Sainsbury’s employees to the slums
of South Africa for Comic Relief - a series of 12 x 7’ internal promos to
inform and motivate staff.
Teach First encourages
Britain’s best graduates to teach the most challenging schools, and this series
of recruitment, promotional and fundraising videos helped establish the charity
as a key player in raising educational standards.
12 x 3’ films showing how
children gain confidence and develop independence - while having fun - on PGL
2 x 15’ promos introducing
the ethical brand’s new “Pulse” stores.
films, weaving together haunting testimony with the original, re-telecined 35mm
footage to explore WW1, from fighter aces to bomb girls to shellshock
Promo celebrating the best
in documentary cinema and television.
1 x 5’ promo introducing the
new antiseptic to the NHS.
(October Films, 1 x 7’)
Ob-doc taster for the Discovery Channel, following an English woman who gave up her career to set up an elephant sanctuary in India.
(Red Arrow Factual)
Promo for jewellery format featuring “Rock ‘n’ Roll jeweller” Stephen Webster and Vogue jewellery editor Carol Woolton.
Series of 30 celebrity
appeals for Prince Charles’s campaign to save the world’s rainforests.
Edit and colour grade for 2
x 2’ online promos for Windows 7.
6 x 2’ web episodes of the
hit TV series for Tiger Aspect and itv.com.
An interactive online story
highlighting the danger of knife crime; part of Channel Four’s “Disarming
A celebration of the
Cadbury’s promotion, made with Cake Brand Entertainment.
Online promo for the festival tour of VInspired’s volunteering battlebus.
Quick turn-around edit of onstage footage from Capital’s big summer party.
David T.'s Software Skills
Soho Editors played a massive role in the success of Channel Five's recent postproduction build project.
Soho Editors always provide us with high-calibre, enthusiastic graphic designers - often at extremely short notice.
Ever since I signed for Soho Editors 3 years ago I’ve had nothing but positive things to say about them, from the quality of work that they get me to how the whole team are as people. The team really take care of you, and although it’s a massive agency they really have a personal touch and make you feel comfortable with every aspect of what each job entails.
You also really believe that they care about you individually, I remember telling Emma that I loved Football and the next week she’d got me on a Nike football film which I was buzzing about. I think it’s those personal touches that really make them the best.
I can’t recommend them enough. I hope I’m with them for many years to come.