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EDITOR TV & FILM

What people say...

Derek is at the pinnacle of craft editing. Combining superb long form story-telling skills with a visually creative and super-organised approach to raw rushes, Derek always gets the best out of the material he is presented with. He cuts with empathy, humour and great deftness- always full of ideas how a sequence can be improved or a puzzle solved... He slips between working collaboratively and independently seamlessly, is very hard-working and an all-round joy to be in an edit with. There's a reason he's the gold standard amongst editors.


Ben Whalley BBC Producer/Director

 

LATEST DOCUMENTARY

JAY BLADES:LEARNING TO READ AT 51 - BBC

SUNDAY TIMES "It is a sensitive, humane film about a difficult subject and bringing it into the light in such a gentle way is a generous act of service to others who might find literacy a struggle."

 

LATEST AWARD

HOSPITAL

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HOSPITAL FIGHTING COVID-19 BBC2

WINNER OF EDINBURGH TV AWARDS & BAFTA, GRIESON & RTS AWARDS NOMINATED

I was lucky enough to edit on this incredible series from my home at the start of lockdown.

Filmed inside the NHS from the first day of the lockdown. Award-winning Hospital follows the human stories behind the headlines, of staff and patients alike as they grapple with the extraordinary challenge of Covid-19, with access to the Royal Free London, a world leader in the treatment of infectious diseases.

 

THE WORLD OF CALM - HBO MAX

I edited on this amazing series remotely

A calming and filmic journey with some of the worlds most beautiful footage that's narrated by A list actors. Just what is called for in these troublesome times.

 
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HOSPITAL CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL

BBC2 - WINNER EDINBURGH TV AWARDS & GRIESON AWARD NOMINATED

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BABIES

NETFLIX

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GRAND PRIX DRIVER

AMAZON PRIME