I’ve been an Editor for 10 years; cutting Features, Documentaries and Factual TV. I’ve cut for broadcasters including BBC, ITV, Discovery and more, and in both 2013 and 2014 I was selected for the BAFTA Crew initiative, a scheme to develop 100 “Stars of Tomorrow”.
i’ve recently cut my first feature film “Arthur and Merlin”, which will be in cinemas April 2015, and short’s i’ve cut (including those funded by the BFI, Creative England and Film London) have screened at festivals around the world, including New York, Edinburgh, Rhode Island, and many more. A short i cut “Mouse X” has recently passed 200,000 views online, which was cool.
i’ve also cut hundreds of hours of promo content for companies like Disney, Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, Red Bull and many others.
My dad used to read classic novels to me to get me to sleep, so I have a love of storytelling hardwired into my brain. I grew up watching silly comedy, sci-fi and melodramas, so I still count “Star Trek 2:The Wrath of Khan” as a pinnacle of cinematic expression, along with “Airplane!” and “The Godfather”. When i’m not working I love going to see stand up comedy and music gigs, listening to comedy podcasts, and trying to do yoga to reduce my blubber.
"Jim Page has three important ingredients in abundance: hard work, creativity and commitment. I've consistently been pleased with the work he's done for for me and why I always hire him!"
"A true pleasure to work with, efficient, comprehensive and versatile; Jim has great skill and panache at sculpting a piece, while possessing a keen eye for the essence of storytelling."
"Apart from his obvious talent as an Editor Jim also has the added gift of seeing the 'big picture' of structure and storylines, which is of great help to the whole team.
"He's also great fun to work with and makes what could be hard and sometimes frustrating work very enjoyable."
(on short film 'Self Help') "Beautifully shot, lovingly edited, written and pretty perfect all round"
"James is an absolute joy to work with. The integrity he brings to his work is rare - he's clearly thought deeply about each and every aspect of the script - and as a result he's at the heart of every production."
"James has worked on a number of series for me, and has been excellent on every one. He works fast and efficiently, and has a strong visual sense and a keen grasp of narrative. I enjoy working with him and would not hesitate to recommend him."
"It's a joy as a Director to sit in an edit and feel like your editor totally see's the story you want to tell and the shape and pace you need to show it. Jim has a great instinct for film, and I trusted him the whole way- great bloke too!"