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Ben mercer

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."

–Ben Mercer

DRAMATURGIC EXPERTISE

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.

 

LECTURES

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.

 

AWARDS

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

3 episodes of thriller series "RIG 45" Season 2, Viaplay, / Mopar Productions, Stockholm

In final stages of post-production

"Helene". A feature film based on true events of the artist Helene Schjerfbeck. Distributor Nordisk Film. Director Antti Jokinen / Cinematic-Inc

Final stages of editing.

"Tale of a Sleeping Giant". A feature-length documentary film, MRP Productions.

Editing beginning shortly.

Previous work

 

Get in touch with me directly or through my agents.

Agent / Siân Gordon 

The Lisa Richards Agency 

London office 

www.lisarichards.co.uk

Agent / Richard Cook

Dublin office

www.lisarichards.ie

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