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Nick Lear

Film Editor
Glasgow GB
Available for Freelance
Documentary and Broadcast Film Editor working remotely for clients around the world and founder of Cape Town non-profit Manenberg Films, bringing film training to under-priviledged communities.


Nick is a two time D&AD pencil winner with credits for Sky One, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, CNN & Discovery+. He has worked on brands such as Sony, Red Bull, Pantene, Mastercard, Johnnie Walker, Hi-Tec & Nokia and a number of his edits have had over 1 million views online. He has also won the Antville Music Video editor of the year & had his work shown at Cannes, IFF Boston, Buffer Toronto, the London Short Film Festival and Slamdance. He has had beside him in the edit suite Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Georgi Banks-Davies, Steve Oram, Alice Lowe, Louis Cole and Francis Annan. He also founded and oversees a social enterprise in Cape Town called Manenberg Films (https://manenbergfilms.com/) with the aim of telling authentic stories and providing training and livelihoods for young people from marginilized communities who want to get into the film industry. It makes commercial and brand work and all profits go into the training. IMDb credit list: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1944533/