I’ve been an Editor for 17 years (you can tell from my hairline). I think I bring honesty, humour and humanity to the films I work on – both on and off screen, and people value my creativity, my instincts and my counsel.

I was introduced to the power of cinema at age 10 by Jurassic Park, I left the cinema in terror after 20 mins and couldn’t go back in when I heard the screaming! I grew up mostly watching rom-coms, sci-fi, and melodramas, so I consider “Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan” to be a masterpiece alongside “The Godfather” and “You’ve Got Mail” (though I’m also partial to the odd serious indie drama).

When I’m not working I love going to see stand-up comedy and music gigs, listening to podcasts, and trying to do yoga.

FEATURE FILMS including:

 “Matriarch for Disney+, Shepherd released in cinemas worldwide and selected for the BFI London Film Festival, and The Pugilist, nominated for Best British Film at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

TV DRAMA & COMEDY including:

BBC Comedy Drama Boarders”, BBC SciFi Drama Silverpoint, ITV Drama “Murder in Provence” starring Roger Allam, comedy “Bravo 2 Charlies for BBC, Lowdown for CH4. Coronation Street for ITV, Eastenders for BBC1

SHORT FILMS including

No More Wings, which won Best Film at the TRIBECA Film Festival, BAFTA Longlisted Hair Cut, and the Film4 film Twice As Good, screening at festivals including as BFI London, Cannes, Berlin, and Toronto.

DOCUMENTARIES for the BBC, CH4, Discovery, Netflix, Nat Geo, and many others.



Jim was a pleasure to work with. From the outset, he engaged wonderfully with the material and was well prepped in the narrative and visual grammar of the show. I feel blessed to have worked with an editor whose attention to detail, especially during some challenging sequences, is a testament to his craft. His wealth of experience and natural storytelling instincts really shone through. The cherry on top is his warmth and wit – he’s an absolute joy to collaborate with!

Louise Ní fhiannachta – Director of BBC Sci-Fi Silverpoint

Jim is the deluxe package – creative, honest and quick. He’ll do everything he can to make a scene work in the way you envisaged, but he’ll also surprise you with things you didn’t think of, using shots you’d overlooked in ingenious ways, and if something’s not working, he’ll say so, and say why. He’s also very nice to be around.

Ben Steiner – Director of Disney + Feature Matriarch

“James has worked on a number of series for me, and has been excellent on everyone. 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.”

Charlotte Wheeler – Series Producer

“Apart from his obvious talent as an Editor, Jim also has the added gift of seeing the ‘big picture’ of structure and storylines. He’s also great fun to work with and makes what could be hard and sometimes frustrating work very enjoyable.”

Jamie Robertson – Director

“It’s a joy as a Director to sit in an edit and feel like your editor totally sees the story you want to tell and the shape and pace you need. Jim has a great instinct for film, and I trusted him the whole way- great bloke too!”

Carolina Giammetta – Comedy Writer & Director

“Jim is a passionate and collaborative editor. He combines the sensibilities of a true filmmaker with the ambition to make every project the best it can be. He knows his craft and needs no hand-holding”

Richard Turley – BAFTA Nominated Writer/Director of “Strings”

‘James has an eye for detail but doesnt lose sight of the whole, is frank without being dogmatic and always puts the film first. He understands story, subtlety and the importance of an endless supply of Diet Coke’

Nev Pierce – Writer/Director

‘As a first-time director, working with Jim was a pleasure. He was supportive, patient, and keen to hear my voice. He struck the balance perfectly between leading and executing with his experience, whilst creating a safe space for me to be able to share and execute my vision.’

Abraham Adeyemi – Director of “No More Wings”

“Jim is a great film editor. He was brilliant at improving scenes we thought were already as good as they could be. He often found ingenious ways of using limited material to deliver the right impact. Jim also used his creative VFX ideas to heighten key moments in the film. If you want an editor with a passion and talent for what he does whilst always respecting and serving a director’s vision, then Jim is an excellent choice.”

Toby & Fionn Watts – Directors of “Playhouse”

‘It’s been a dream to work with Jim. He was one of the biggest blessings of my project. Not only is he a genius but he’s super professional and committed. I’ve gained a lifelong collaborator and friend.’

Koby Adom – Writer/Director of “Haircut”