A and E After Dark

Crackit Productions for Channel 5

Editor Darren O’Mahoney: Episodes 3 and 8

Darren has been busy cutting episodes 6 & 8 of this documentary series which goes behind the scenes at Hull Royal Infirmary to show the night-time challenges facing NHS staff working in the A&E department. He said it has been a great series to work on and to definitely tune in for episode 8 as lots of action!

Mondays 9pm Channel 5 or catch up on Thursdays at 12.05am

Shut In’s Britain’s Fattest People: Series 3

Blink Films for Channel 4

Editor Nick Follows

Channel 4, Monday 18th Jan, 10pm

Shut-In’s: Britain’s Fattest People is back for a third series which consists of 2 x 1hr documentaries following Amy – also known as AJ who is only 23 years old but already weighs 41 stone with a BMI of over 90.

Amy can barely walk, is in constant pain and rarely leaves the house. When she does take a trip out, she is only too aware of the looks she attracts and also has to endure some vicious taunts.  Nick Follows edited part 2 of this series which shows the story of her treatment journey as she attempts to lose a third of her bodyweight.

Nick worked from home on the project for 13 weeks, remoting into Splice. He said it was all straight forward, Spice are all sorted technically, “it’s much like editing in a facility, except the coffee is better!”

Part One will be on Channel 4, 10pm Monday 18th January.

Last Woman on Earth with Sara Pascoe

Editor: Connor Snedecor

Talkback for BBC

Writer and comedian Sara Pascoe is learning how to do the world’s most endangered jobs, from ice-carving in Finland to climbing trees to making sweets in Cuba.

In last night’s episode Sara travelled to Satu’s beloved Finland where she looks at the impact the changing climate is having on the future of the country’s traditional jobs. In the south, Sara explored the timber trade by meeting a forest cleaner and a baker. In the north, where temperatures are increasing the most, Sara looks at Lapland’s tourism industry by learning some unique jobs including ice carving and being an elf in Santa’s village. We’re thinking about branching out with Satusfaction, perhaps representing elves as well as editors!

Connor edited the Finland and Cuba episodes and he said that “Working on this series was great fun, not least because the Finland edit was happening just as the world shut down to travel. It’s nice to work on something that takes you around the world when you’re stuck at home! The SP, Mus, and I work well together so it didn’t seem different to be doing it remotely”.

In case you missed it, The Finland episode will be repeated Tuesday 19th Jan, 11.30pm or all three episodes of the series are available on Iplayer.

Beat the Chasers: Series 2

Tomorrow 9pm and other episodes available on ITV Hub

Potato for ITV

Editor: Andrew Watters

Edited by one of the finest scouse editors in the land- Andrew Watters, this prime time spin on ITV’s smash-hit quiz show The Chase, challenging contestants to take on two, three, four or all five Chasers at once. Hosted by Bradley Walsh, with a live studio audience, a nail-biting 5-part series, starring all five of the nation’s favourite quiz geniuses: Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett, Anne ‘The Governess’ Hegerty, Paul ‘The Sinnerman’ Sinha, Jenny ‘The Vixen’ Ryan and Shaun ‘The Dark Destroyer’ Wallace. With the Chasers forming the greatest quiz team on the planet, it remained to be seen – could anyone Beat The Chasers? We reckon the Faction Ladies could do it!

Check out the last episode tomorrow at 9pm or catch up on this week’s episodes on ITV Hub.

The Cabins

VT’s Edited by Mike Kerr & James Moriarty

12 Yard Productions for ITV2

The Cabins sees singletons face the most revealing first date of their lives – a whole 24 hour long one!  Couples then decide whether to extend their stay for another night, head home alone or leave as a couple…

“Nestled together in their intimate cabins, the singletons will have quality time to really get to know their date. From heartfelt moments or declarations of love, to awkward silences and difficult dating conversations, viewers will be able to follow all the antics and find out if the sparks fly or quickly fizzle out”. (ITV)

Satusfaction’s Mike Kerr and James Moriarty cut VT’s  for this brand new reality series.

Exec,  Ben Stevens, when interviewed by Broadcast magazine about his ‘tips of the trade’ advises “Get your editors booked first”… We couldn’t agree more Ben!

Catch The Cabins every weeknight on ITV2 9pm and episodes are also available on ITV Hub.  This might just get us through Lockdown 3.0!

Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild

Renegade Pictures for Channel 5

Editor Dave Richards

Starts Tuesday 5th January 9pm

We are thrilled to see that adventurer Ben Fogle is back! This time he’s staying closer to home with a series of short-haul trips around the UK and Europe.

Ben lives with different people who inhabit some of the most remote locations in the world. He lives among those who’ve chosen to turn their backs on a life dominated by debts and daily grind and go in search of something different.

Dave Richards loved working on this series and we look forward to watching  the episode he edited which was shot in Ireland where Ben Fogle visits Mark Boyle.

Join in tonight’s adventure at 9pm Channel 5.

Tier 4 Restrictions and the UK Screen Alliance Guidance

After a turbulent 72 hours of the tightening restrictions, here is an update of where that leaves the post-production and VFX sector.

Even in areas where the highest measures are in place, such as the new Tier 4 in London and the South East, there are no new restrictions on post-production and VFX businesses providing they meet Covid-secure guidelines. If work cannot be performed at home, post & VFX workers may travel to work on the premises even if that requires crossing to and from areas in higher tiers.

DCMS have confirmed that filming can continue, even to the extent that some venues and businesses that would normally be required to close have been given an exemption to specifically permit filming.

The Gov.uk guidance on Tier 4 restrictions is here.

The restrictions will be reviewed by the end of the month, but it seems highly likely that they will prevail well into the new year.

The latest version of the UK Screen Alliance guidance is available on the Screen Alliance website.

One piece of very good news is that the government have extended the Film & TV Production Restart Scheme which provides an insurance indemnity against Covid disruption. The £500m scheme was due to end in February but the deadline for registration is now 30th April and claims will be able to be submitted up to the end of November for losses incurred up until the end of June 2021.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our editors and clients a wonderful festive season despite and fingers crossed for a better 2021!

We will be available on over the holiday season.


Love from team Satusfaction x

Billy Connolly: It’s Been a Pleasure

Editor: Sean Schmolz

Director: Emily Kennedy

Indigo TV for ITV

Monday 28th December at 9:30pm ITV

Wednesday 30th December at 9.30pm STV

This one-hour special will debut on ITV on Monday 28th December at 9:30pm and in Scotland it will be shown on the 30th  December at 9.30pm on STV.

It marks the end of Sir Billy Connolly’s incredible career in comedy, after he announced he was stepping back from live stand-up performance two years ago.

It features footage of Connolly at his home in Florida, archival footage of his greatest moments and several big names feature for exclusive chats, sharing their own personal messages and highlights from his career. The big names include Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Sir Lenny Henry, Dustin Hoffman, Russell Brand and  Whoopi Goldberg.

This was the dream edit for Sean Schmolz,  he explained “Working with the most fantastic director, Emily Kennedy, and watching a comedy genius do his thing for a couple of months was a most excellent job to have. I must admit I didn’t realise quite what a talented, and genuinely lovely man, Billy is.  I just hope the neighbours are getting over the loud swearing and blasphemy that was rocking out from my loft!”. 

We are really looking forward to this one, I think we will be laughing and crying in equal measures!

Billy Connolly: It’s Been a Pleasure:

ITV on Monday 28th December at 9:30pm

In Scotland 30th December at 9.30pm STV

Celebrity Ex in the City

Whizz Kid Entertainment for MTV

Editor: Amy Hadfield

MTV’s brand new spin-off off to Ex on the Beach called Celeb Ex in the City will be premiered on Tuesday 8th Dec. Amy Hadfield worked on the series. Amy said it was a fun show to edit full of laughs and the classic ex on the beach drama.

Each episode of the MTV show will see two single famous faces go on a date at a central London restaurant, but just when they start getting comfortable, they’ll be interrupted by one of their notorious exes. If that wasn’t awkward enough, the celebrities will have to decide whether to go a second date with their original blind date or their ex.

Celebrity Ex on the Beach stars Calum Best and Michael Griffiths are returning, but they’ll be joined by a who’s who of reality TV legends like Love Island stars Amy Hart and Megan Barton-Hanson and Big Brother icon Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace.

This may have to be our new guilty pleasure!

Celeb Ex in the City will be premiered on Tuesday 8th Dec on MTV.

RTS Craft Design Awards 2020

RTS Craft Design Awards 2020

Winner in the ‘Editing- Documentary/ Factual’ category: Abraham Teweldebrhan

TITLE: Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Optomen Television

BROADCASTER: ITV

A huge congratulations to Abraham Teweldebrhan who has just won the RTS Craft Design Awards Editing Documentary/Factual for his work on Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King!

Abs edited episodes 1 and 3 of the 3 part series which follows the Gypsy King as he fulfils his childhood dream of defending his heavyweight boxing championship in Las Vegas. The series has a ringside seat inside Tyson’s Morecambe home and at the Gypsy Kings family site, candidly capturing him amongst his inner circle of family and friends who have lived through Tyson’s mental health and addiction issues with him. It was made by Optomen for ITV.

Congratulations Abraham Teweldebrhan! Losing in his fantasy team, but winning in life!!

See the full list of winners here

Breaking Dad: Season 3

Hungry Bear for ITV Editor: Dan Knight Eps 1,3 & 5 Monday 4th January at 8pm on ITV We could all do with a bit of escapism at the moment, so it’s great to see Bradders back for more daring adventures and sightseeing with his son Barney. The new… Read More

Icon: Music Through the Lens

Eagle Rock for Sky Arts Editor: Joe Swanson The new six-part series ICON: Music Through The Lens relates the history and cultural impact of music photography. The series features interviews and images from artists including Elton John, Mick Jagger, Queen, Led Zeppelin and  Noel Gallagher to name a few! The… Read More

RTS Craft Design Awards 2020

The nominations for the RTS Craft & Design Awards 2020, supported by Netflix, have been announced. Big Congratulations to Abraham Teweldebrhan who has been nominated in the Editing Documentary/Factual Category for his work on: Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King Optomen Television for ITV. Well done Abs!  Now you just… Read More

Taskmaster

Editor: Jenny Sheridan Avalon for Channel 4 Taskmaster is set to make its Channel 4 debut with presenters Greg Davies and his sidekick and series creator Alex Horne. There is a great lineup of Comedians: This Country star, Daisy May Cooper popular comedian Johnny Vegas, The IT Crowd’s Katherine… Read More

Guessable

Tuesday’s Child for Comedy Central Editor: Gavin Ames Packed with plenty of take-away trivia, Guessable involves two celebrity teams competing to identify the famous name or object inside a mystery box. Sara Pascoe hosts the show with John Kearns on hand as her assistant. Alan Davies and Darren Harriott are… Read More