Film editor / Drum & Colours Ltd
"My approach to the nature and method of editing can be summed up in three words:
ISOLATE * ILLUMINATE * ELUCIDATE
I hold there can be, and is, a rational and objective approach to film editing, that inspires the emergence of the unexpected.
A kind of original beauty out of structural discipline and non-partisan principles."
In addition to my normal role as film editor, screenwriters, producers and directors alike also employ me for dramaturgical analysis on script development and offline cuts.
I regularly give lectures on the dramaturgy of editing. My practical knowledge and experience of the editorial logistics of feature films on- and off-location is also a skill much in demand. Here are some links to some recent talks I’ve given in Barcelona and Amsterdam.
I have received two Finnish Film Academy Award nominations for Best Editing for my work on ”Naked Harbour” and ”Unknown Soldier”. The latter film brought home the award.
In 2017 I was awarded an honorary distinction at the Voitto Awards for my life's work in commercial editing by the Association of Independent Producers in Finland (SATU ry)
Work in production
"Omerta 6/12" / An action thriller film / TV-series based on a novel by Ilkka Remes.
Director Aku Louhimies. Produced by Cinematic Inc.
In production. Scheduled release, late 2021.
"The Wait" / "Odotus" A feature film based on a novel by Juhani Aho.
Director/producer Aku Louhimies. Backmann & Hoderof Andrei Alén.
Co-producer and film editor Ben Mercer / Drum & Colours
The film is complete and waiting for theatrical release as soon as covid restrictions allow. Planned Premier Spring 2021
"Tale of a Sleeping Giant". A feature-length documentary film, MRP Productions.
The film is complete and waiting for theatrical release as soon as covid restrictions allow. Scheduled premier February 2021. See the teaser below.