Joe is a Film and Television Editor hailing from the Highlands of Scotland. He is currently working with acclaimed director Nick Hurran (Sherlock, Altered Carbon) on the Sky drama DEVILS. The 10 episode series (Joe edited the opening 5) centres around the London financial world during the eurozone crisis. It stars Patrick Dempsey and Alessandro Borghi and is due to air in 2020.
Prior to that he completed CHEAT for ITV which collected 8.2 million viewers making it one of the biggest shows of the year, and linked up with director Catherine Morshead on the critically acclaimed Paul Abbott written No Offence.
2017 saw him working on drama/documentary melding show MARS II. Alongside renowned show-runner Dee Johnson (Boss, The Good Wife, ER) and made by Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment and Radical Media. A&E Studios show Knightfall for the History Channel and the short film Geoff, which went on to win multiple awards at Savannah Film Festival, Montecatini Filmvideo - International and Rhode Island International Film Festival.
Joe was helmed the final three episodes of the six part thriller The Loch for ITV Studios and again worked with director Metin Huseyin on the second series of highly acclaimed show Fortitude (Simon Donald) for Fifty Fathoms and Sky Atlantic. He was the UK Editor on series two of Starz and Sony Pictures hit show Outlander (Ronald D. Moore). He was responsible for editing 9 episodes of the series including the feature length season finale. He edited a number of episodes on the first series too, which saw the show nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Television Drama Series.
Other projects have included BBC Three's format eschewing I Survived A Zombie Apocalypse for Tiger Aspect, additional editing on the feature documentary film Teenage Superstar's (Tartan Features) as well as a number of Short Films for Creative Scotland and SFTN respectively.
Proficient in Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere. As well as having a supreme grounding in the technical workflows of digital film post-production.
Joe has a true and honest passion for film and television. Having immersed himself in the discipline from his early years watching Classic Hollywood with his parents, to his academic study of Film at The University of Glasgow he has an extensive and informed knowledge of the practice.
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