Joe is a Film and Television Editor hailing from the Highlands of Scotland. Joe is currently working with Two Brothers Pictures on their highly anticipated 4 part thriller CHEAT. Due to air at the end of the year. Prior to that he linked up with director Catherine Morshead on the critically acclaimed Paul Abbott written No Offence, which saw Joe oversee 4 of the 6 episodes.
2017 saw him working on drama/documentary melding show MARS II. Alongside renowned show-runner Dee Johnson (Boss, The Good Wife, ER). It is being made by Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment and Radical Media . It will be aired on National Geographic in the fall of 2018. He also completed two episodes of the A&E Studios show Knightfall for the History Channel. Seeing him collaborate for the third time with director Metin Huseyin and for the first time with Executive Producer Jeremy Renner.
Prior to that Joe edited the final three episodes of the six part thriller The Loch for ITV Studios which was aired in the summer of 2017 in the UK. Written by Stephen Brady, starring Laura Fraser and directed by Cilla Ware.
In 2016 he again worked with director Metin Huseyin on the second series of highly acclaimed show Fortitude (Simon Donald) for Fifty Fathoms and Sky Atlantic. As well as a second run as the UK Editor on series two of Starz and Sony Pictures hit show Outlander (Ronald D. Moore). Having been involved in the project for 9 months he was responsible for editing 9 episodes including the feature length season finale. Joe had been part of the Outlander team since it's inception in 2013. He edited a number of Episodes on the first series, 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.
He started in the industry as a Post-Production Runner before progressing up the ranks at leading Glasgow Post-Production House Serious Facilities.
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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