The Grierson Trust Awards 2018

We had a brilliant time at The Grierson Awards last night. Susan Calman was a fantastic host, the awards were presented by Susanna Reed, Stacey Dooley, Julie Etchingham  and Professor Green to name but a few!

Well done to Kel who edited the The Highlights Showreel and award packages for the ceremony.

Congratulations to Ella who edit  ed ‘The Fight for Mosul which was nominated in the Best Current Affair category and had a Highly Commended recognition by the judges.

And lastly, a big congratulations to Belle who worked on Old People Home for 4 Year Olds which won in its category of Best Constructed Doc Series.

The Grierson Trustees’ Award winner was Sir Trevor McDonald. Juliet Etchingham presented the award and it was interesting to hear stories of their work together and to be reminded of his achievements over an amazing career.

All in all a great evening had by all!



Born on the Breadline

Monday 29th Oct 8pm.

Editor: Simon ‘Badger’  Cooper

True Vision

As Prime Minister Theresa May declares that austerity is over, the programme reveals that more than 35,000 parents are now using baby banks to provide their young children with nappies, clothes, toys and cots. Dispatches has discovered that there are now more than 100 baby banks in the UK, the vast majority of which have been set up since the austerity programme began. For the first time, Dispatches has surveyed these baby banks, to get a sense of who they’re serving and the services they’re providing and meeting working parents who can’t afford the most basic essentials and have to rely on baby banks to provide for their children.

Badger said “I’m really pleased with this film and proud that Commissioning Editor thought it the best Dispatches she’s commissioned! It was hard work given 35 hours of footage and just three weeks to craft, great team effort to get it out on time and produce something a little different with a lot of heart”

Monday 29th Oct 8pm.



Celebrity Hunted: Stand Up to Cancer

Shine TV
Channel 4 Tuesdays at 9.15
Editors: Tanya Trochoulias, Jen Hampson

Channel 4’s hit Celebrity Hunted: Stand Up to Cancer is back for a second series as 8 famous faces attempt to evade capture.

Celebrities involved this year are Dom Joly and TV star Vicky Pattison, Olympian Louis Smith with Strictly Come Dancing’s  AJ Pritchard, Sky News anchor Kay Burley alongside politician and former Royal Marine Commando Johnny Mercer MP, and Love Island’s  Chris Hughes and Kem Cetinay.

Tanya and Jen worked on the series

Episode 2 will be shown Tues 23rd Oct at 9.15pm

Body Clock: What Makes us Tick?

Horizon Body Clock: What Makes us Tick?
Windfall Films
Thursday 11th October at 9pm on BBC2
Editor: Nick Follows

Three decades after the genes that regulate our inner clock were first identified, scientists are only just beginning to grasp the enormous impact it has on every aspect of our lives. An audacious experiment to try and find out exactly how much our body clock affects our health and wellbeing is conducted–by putting one brave volunteer into complete isolation from the rest of the world.

Nick worked on the programme which will be shown this Thursday 9pm on BBC2.


The Big Audition


Fridays 9pm

Editors: Derek Simon, Janet Shaw, James Moriarty and Connor Snedecor

The Big Audition is a brand new factual entertainment series which goes behind the scenes of the casting world.

Real people will be cast for real jobs, which have the potential to be life-changing. The casting panels will be searching to fill all sorts of roles and anyone can audition, from seasoned professionals to first-timers. It will uncover the decision-making process of the panels and will transport us through each audition to reveal what really goes on in the casting studio.

Through intimate interviews, we’ll hear heart-warming, funny and touching backstories. There will be highs and lows along the way, but who will have what it takes to land the job of their dreams?

Derek, Janet, James and Connor worked on the series.

Check it out Friday 5th October 9pm on ITV

UK Screen Masterclass: Introduction to VFX

Union VFX

This series of inspirational master classes gives an opportunity to gain insights into all aspects of the film and TV industry. Yesterday’s class attended by Lynne and Katie was held at the award winning Union VFX at their facility on Rathbone Place.

The lecture held by MD Lucy Cooper consisted of an introduction to Union and some behind the scenes of the work they do. Looking specifically at some of their shots in Danny Boyle’s T2 Transpotting, Lynne and Katie found it interesting to see what specialist VFX editors get up to!  They are looking forward for the rest of the sessions.

For more information about the Onion Masterclasses:

New Order: Decades

Sky Arts

Editors: Dan Setford with support from Richard Lester and Gwyn Moxham

Director: Mike Christie

22nd Sept 9pm

New Order: Decades follows the band as they prepare for their 2017 So It Goes… concerts at the Manchester International Festival. With full access to New Order and their collaborators, this film is an unprecedented and intimate celebration of their story and their music. Through personal interviews with the band members and close collaborators including Gillick and art director Peter Saville, ‘New Order: Decades’ offers a rare chance to enter the band’s private world, understand the visual philosophy of their aesthetic and design, and witness their collaborative, creative processes first hand.

Dan Setford edited the documentary supported by Richard Lester and Gwyn Moxham who worked their magic on the concert footage.

Here’s what the guys had to say about their time on the edit:

Rich Lester  “It was a real pleasure to work with Mike Christie and Dan Setford. The amazing lighting design by Liam Gillick was an inspiration for cutting the performance sequences and being able to dance along to the iconic songs whilst editing was great fun!”

Gwyn Moxham agreed stating “It was great to work on – super high energy concert, great music, interesting cutting the young synthesiser orchestra that they had with the band etc. Also was great working with Dan again and also with the director”

Dan, who was lead editor, loved the whole experience, both from a career and personal point of view “What made this such a special project for me personally is that I am a massive New Order fan. Without a doubt it’s rare opportunity to work on a project where you completely love the subject matter!  Luckily Mike is a very technical director and has a clear understanding of workflow, so I thought he must have a cunning plan! Well he did. It was to drag me along to the shoot in Vienna and out of the comfort of the edit suite. This was a great move from Mike. It allowed the edit to be thought about from the get go. Something which isn’t always done when it comes to shooting a documentary.  ‘Decades’ was a joy and privilege to edit. It could have easily made me want to cower whenever I heard a New Order track after finishing the film. Well it didn’t! Actually it had the opposite effect! I now again enjoy being told to turn it down by my very patient wife and two boys. Where now I have the hope that I may one day add a few more New Order fans to our house”

Check out the documentary 22nd Sept 9pm Sky Arts.

The 2018 Grierson Awards

The Final nominations have been announced and we are proud to see that ‘The Fight for Mosul’ edited by Ella Newton and ‘Old People’s Home for Four Year Olds’ edited by Belle Borgeaud have made it to the shortlist. The Griersons are the biggest event in the UK documentary calendar. The award ceremony takes place on Monday 5th Nov and the Satusfaction team will be there to celebrate!

The Fight for Mosul: Mongoose Pictures for Channel

Edited by Ella Newton, The Fight for Mosul follows Jamal, a sergeant with a Special Forces unit in the Iraqi army. Along with squad leader Anmar, Hussein, Amjad, Abbas and a few others were some of the first to go into Mosul last year to try to retake the city from Isis. With them was French film-maker Olivier Sarbi.  This observational documentary captures all aspects of war, the confusion of what’s going on, the confusion of who is Isis and who is not and the horror for. It has been nominated in the ‘Best Current Affairs Documentary’ category.

Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds: CPL Productions for Channel 4

Pre-schoolers share their classroom with pensioners for six weeks. The series looked at this intergenerational experiment and how it affected the health and happiness of the older group.  Belle Borgeaud worked on the series which has been nominated in the ‘Best Constructed Documentary Series’.

Congratulations ladies! The full list of nominations can be seen here.




Roughcut Television


Edited by Jen Sheridan

Greg Davies and Taylor Lautner are back for another eight-part series of Cuckoo on BBC3 after a two year hiatus. Jen Sheridan edited the brilliant  new series which sees  Ken have a midlife wobble and Dale take on a new business venture!

Jen said that “It was an absolute pleasure to cut, especially the big opening musical number!”

The first episode is on BBC1 at 10.45 on Monday 6th Aug and the series 4 boxset is available on BBC iplayer now.





The Grierson Trust Awards- Shortlist announced

The 2018 Shortlist has been announced and we are super proud that Ella Newton, Paul Holland and Dan Setford have all worked on documentaries that have been shortlisted!

The Fight for Mosul: Mongoose Pictures for Channel 4. Ella Newton worked on this critical and intimate documentary which follows a group of young soldiers leading the fight to defeat ISIS. Directed by Olivier Sarbil and James Jones. It has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Single Documentary-International.

Paul Holland worked on the amazing Mercury 13: Fine Point Films for Netflix. This documentary profiles women who were tested in 1961 for spaceflight, but had their dreams dashed when only men were chosen to become astronauts. It’s currently available to watch on Netflix. Diected by David Sington and Heather Walsh.

Hansa Studios: By the Wall 1976-90 for Sky Arts has been shortlisted in the Best Arts or Music Documentary category. Dan Setford edited this Feature length documentary that unpicks the extraordinary legacy of Hansa Studios. Directed by Mike Christie.

A big congratulations to Dan, Ella and Paul and our fingers are crossed for the Awards!



The Grierson Trust Awards: Shortlist Announced

We are super proud that several projects that our editors have worked on have been shortlisted in the Grierson Awards. The Griersons are the biggest event in the UK documentary calendar with the ceremony taking place in November. A big congratulations to Charlie Hawryliw. Three amazing projects that… Read More

8 Days: To the Moon and Back

Editor:  Duncan Hill Screening at the Science Museum 28th June 7.30pm Made by The Science Unit, BBC Studios, co-produced with PBS and The Open University. Executive Producer: Andrew Cohen, Producer: James van Der Pool, Director: Anthony Philipson. Eight days, three hours, 18 minutes, 35 seconds. That’s the total duration… Read More

David Harewood: Psychosis and Me

Films of Record Editor: Charlie Hawryliw Thursday 16th May 9pm BBC2 At 23 years old, actor David Harewood suffered a mental breakdown and was taken into hospital, where he was treated with anti-psychotic medication. Now, in this 60min documentary edited by Charlie Hawryliw,… Read More

Drive to Survive

Box to Box Films for Netflix Editors: Duncan Hill and Chris Duveen Formula 1: Drive to Survive is a gripping, high-octane 10 part series which is the first to give exclusive and intimate access to the greatest racing competition in the world. From the makers of Senna… Read More

Fiennes: Return to the Nile

Woodcut Media for National Geographic Editor:  Charlie Hawryliw The BAFTA nominated actor Joseph Fiennes has ticked off a childhood dream, by retracing his cousin Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ second expedition 50 years ago. Charlie Hawryliw edited one episode of this three part series which shows Ranulph,… Read More

Revolution in Ruins The Hugo Chávez Story

Revolution in Ruins The Hugo Chávez StoryBBC2 Editor Graham TaylorAvailable on IPlayer This documentary edited by Graham Taylor with additional editing by Ella Newton explores the extraordinary story of Venezuelan politician Hugo Chávez’s 14-year presidency, which saw incredible short-term achievements in health and education overshadowed by a… Read More

Sunderland ‘Til I Die

Fulwell 73 for Netflix Executive producers are Leo Pearlman and Ben Turner. Lem Lawrence– Online using Flame Post Production Facility: Halo Commissioned by Netflix, Sunderland Till I Die is an eight-part series produced by James Corden’s production company Fulwell 73. The behind the scenes documentary looks at… Read More


Mongoose Pictures Frontline PBS and The Guardian Channel 4 Editor Ella Newton Congratulations to Ella Newton and the team at Mongoose Pictures. We are super excited to hear that Mosul has been nominated for two Emmys: Outstanding Short Doc and Outstanding Cinematography! On top of that, it has… Read More

Mercury 13 is now available on Netflix.

Paul Holland stepped in to fill the rather big shoes of editor David Fairhead who had a long history of working with the director David Sington, so the main challenge was to be sympathetic to their rhythm and style of cutting (which was quite different to his own) whilst… Read More

The Investigator: A British Crime Story

Series 2 3 Part Series Episode 1 Thursday 5th April 9pm ITV Journalist and former detective Mark Williams-Thomas looks into a series of missing women and unsolved murder cases, and attempts to link them to two men currently serving time for murder. His investigation begins with 18-year-old Louise… Read More