Freddie Flintoff is going back to his hometown of Preston to start a cricket team for underprivileged children in the area. His goal is simple: to prove that anyone can find camaraderie, confidence and success playing the sport he loves. Freddie is setting out to change their lives and the future of the game he so adores.
Charlie Webb edited this new series and commented: “it was a really fun and heart warming series to work on. It was great to tell the boys stories and show their journeys and progression. There’s funny moments and sad moments, so great to cut a range of emotions on top of some stylised fast pace cricket sequences.”
This ground-breaking and captivating feature length biopic retells the life and achievements of Sir Ranulph Fiennes, heralded as the world’s greatest living explorer by the Guinness Book of Records. After being the first man to circumnavigate the Earth from pole to pole and discovering a lost city in Arabia, this personal piece takes the audience beyond the record-breaking exploits to meet the complex character grappling with triumph, tragedy and mortality.
Charlie Hawryliw edited this tour de force observational documentary, with exclusive access to the man himself and working in collaboration with the BFI National Archive to access Fiennes’ personal film collection, covering decades of expeditions, as well as contributions from life-long friends and colleagues, Explorer tells the definitive story of the man behind the adventurer.
Don’t miss the special Premiere screening at the BFI on Monday 4th July with an extended intro presented by Sir Ranulph Fiennes himself and director Matt Dyas.
Produced by Universal Pictures and available in cinemas from 14th July. Watch the trailer here.
Dubbed as the heaviest boxing match in history, in March 2022 two of the strongest men in the world took to the ring in Dubai, in what was a dramatic climax to one of the most bitter rivalries ever to hit the sporting world.
Since the fight’s announcement in 2020, former World’s Strongest Man champions Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall and Hafthor ‘Thor’ Bjornsson (better known as Game Of Thrones’ The Mountain) had been locked in a battle that was about more than just winning – it was about honour, and above all, revenge.
Charlie Hawryliw edited this documentary which has exclusive and intimate access to Eddie and his family in the months leading up to the fight and at the main event itself, Eddie Hall: The Beast vs The Mountain follows the highs and lows and all the laughs and tears, as Eddie balances a young family with a punishing and obsessively strict training regime, all the while battling to keep his mental health in check.
AIDS: The Unheard Tapes uses personal testimonies to tell the story of the HIV epidemic in the UK from the early 1980s until the mid 1990s as experienced by the UK’s gay community, tracking a similar time period to the award-winning 2021 Channel 4 drama series It’s a Sin. Alongside new filmed interviews, each one-hour episode forefronts testimony from the British Library’s oral history collections recorded in the 1980s and 1990s. The documentary uses the audio from the archived interviews with each narrator’s voice lip-synched for television by an actor. Sadly, many of the interviewees whose powerful testimony features in this series have since died.
When asked bout working on the series, Graham Taylor said ‘I’m very proud of this bold and important project, weaving archive and interviews around lip synced audio archive from those directly impacted as AIDS arrived on these shores. I’ve used this before but this technique is still pretty pioneering, especially when used to this effect and with such a powerful subject matter. The Director Mark Henderson and Wall To Wall along with DOP Tom Swindell and myself, created something magical in reimagining such a devastating, yet incredibly life affirming issue.”
The Sun is predicting it will be “The most powerful documentary you are likely to see this year” and The Times has given it ‘Critics Choice’. Closer Magazine call’s it “unique and compelling” and the Sunday Telegraph says it’s a “poignant reminder of just how devastating the AIDS epidemic was” – “an effective way to bring the visceral experience of this disease into the present day”
Graham Taylor edited Episode one which premieres tonight 9.30. All three episodes will be available on BBC iPlayer.
After receiving hundreds of hacked messages from a murder-for-hire online site, true-crime obsessive Yinka Bokinni journeys deep inside the dark web to find out if it’s possible to anonymously order someone’s death. The hacked message shows hundreds of people all over the world have been ordering hits online. This isn’t gangland score-settling, either, but seemingly ordinary people who want friends, partners, work colleagues dead.
In part two, Yinka identifies a target from hacked messages in New York State, and tracks him down to see if he’s still in danger and if she can help work out who’s behind the proposed hit.
Jen Hampsonedited part two, when asked about the edit, she said “I really enjoyed working for Story Films, it was a bloody brilliant team on this production!”. Well that is certainly nice to hear !
You can watch parts one and two of How to Hire a Hitman on Monday 20th from 10pm on Channel 4
Fri 24 Jun UK Premiere – Episode one showing at 9pm on Sky Documentaries
Building on a long-running and ongoing investigation by journalist Lucy Osborne and The Guardian, this powerful testimony and archive documentary series will reveal how some of the biggest names in modelling agencies were involved in the darker side of fashion. A group of women who were promised stardom, but were instead abused, tell their stores, while there is also a link made between the agents and sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.
Franco worked across this 3 part series for nearly 6 months, we spoke to him about the edit and he shared that some of the challenges were trying to balance the legal restraints whilst being mindful of keeping the emotive human story.
With four women sharing details of the sexual abuse they faced, this is going to be a difficult but important watch.
Scouting For Girls: Fashion’s Darkest Secret will launch on Sky Documentaries and streaming service NOW on Friday 24 June.
The Savoy TV show, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at life working for one of London’s most famous hotels, has returned for a second series this month.
After being forced to close during the pandemic, The Savoy has reopened its doors, but with millions of pounds of revenue lost the hotel faces new challenges. In a fiercely competitive luxury hospitality market, New MD Franck has big plans to keep the hotel on top, with a refurbishment of the flagship Royal Suite and a new Gordon Ramsay restaurant.
“You are standing on the shoulders of giants when you get to work on a series such as this, it’s a thrill to be involved” Check out Felix Black’s interview about his time editing Nutopia’s Welcome to Earth for Disney+
Felix edited two episodes and and was finishing editor across all four episodes across this stunning series. Academy Award nominated director Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Welcome to Earth’ is a cinematic event in which actor Will Smith embarks on an awe-inspiring journey to unlock the secrets of this planet’s most extraordinary, unexplained phenomena.
The series is available on Disney + and National Geographic.
Felix was also part of the TV Editors Roundtable Panel: Gold Derby senior editor Denton Davidson is the host of this editing panel which includes Lucy and Desi (Robert Martinez), RuPaul’s Drag Race (Jamie Martin), Ted Lasso (Melissa McCoy) as well as Felix himself discussing his career and what influenced him to be an editor.
George Clarke’s Flipping Fast follows six teams from across the UK who think they have what it takes to make the big time as property entrepreneurs. Guided by sibling property experts Scarlette and Stuart Douglas as they bid to transform some of the most unloved buildings in the country, each novice team hopes to win a life-changing opportunity to start their own property business.
Each budding developer will be given a whopping £100,000 investment to kickstart their business, competing against each other to see who can make the most profit from property in just 12 months.
Editors Belle Borgeaud & Steve Flatt worked on this brand new series for Channel 4 and commented that it was great fun to cut the show which brings a new twist on a traditional property format.
Find out who will emerge victorious as a new property tycoon on Wednesday 25th May at 9pm on Channel 4.
Ahead of the release of his new album and a jam-packed Summer of gigs, Liam Gallagher returns to the famous studio that saw the making of one of Oasis’ first international hit album (What’s the Story) Morning Glory: Rockfield Studios. Featuring intimate session performances with the band, cut with candid conversations and family banter with his sons Lennon and Gene, this doc provides a unique insight into Liam’s life, past and present.
Joe Swanson cut one episode of this new series for Sky and Harry Anstey cut the music performances. Harry commented ‘it was fantastic to work on the show, each performance really brings out Liam’s unique character and does a lot of justice to his work’.
Take a peek behind the scenes of one of Britain’s most popular musicians and bands on Sky Arts, Sky Now and Now TV, Tuesday 24th May at 9pm.
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