ABOUT MELANIE | Editor

“it’s not about the film, it’s about the car ride home”
- Jason Schwartzman

To me this is what film making is all about – connecting to the audience and providing a shared experience. It’s more about the conversations in the car on the way home from the movie theatre – the emotions that people are left with.

As an award-winning film and television editor with over 17 years experience working on indie dramas I love to walk the fine line between making an audience laugh and cry.

I like to tell subjective stories because I can help the audience emotionally get into the headspace of the characters. I’ve worked on a lot of projects about mental illness and it’s a subject really close to my heart. It’s also really helped hone my subjective story telling skills.

My specialty is crafting a story through performance. I love digging into the fine details of every take and piece of coverage to uplift the emotional performances and make sure they are truthful and authentic.

I believe it’s important to experiment and try everything in the edit suite. To throw ourselves entirely into the story’s construction. No idea is too crazy.

When I commit to a project I do so fully. I’m as obsessed with your story as you are. I would love the opportunity to spend the days working closely together. Alternatively if you would prefer to give me notes I am very self reliant and I can be left to work on your vision of your story.

My recent projects include the feature film I Met a Girl which premiered at the Busan International Film Festival and is currently screening on Netflix Australia and Hulu/Amazon USA. High Life won Best Digital Original Drama at the prestigious Content London Awards. Cancelled picked up Best Drama and Best Editing at the British Web Awards 2020.

I look forward to hearing about the story you want to tell and I hope that we can work together to craft something truly amazing and memorable.

Please see my Portfolio or IMDb page for more information or contact me.

Melanie

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Alumni
Film Independent – Project Involve
Berlinale Talent Campus Editing Studio – Berlin International Film Festival

Membership
IATSE MPEG Roster
ASE (Australian Screen Editors)