While I was in film school at Toronto Metropolitan University, I would like to say I decided to focus my career on editing because the art form and visual representation of story on screen really spoke to me. But actually, I just didn’t want to be standing around a set for 14 hours a day. That process of elimination was probably the best decision I’ve ever made. Editing is the perfect mixture of creativity, collaboration, story telling, love of music, and technical nerdyness. Sometimes I can’t believe I get paid to do what I do.
After I graduated film school I was missing that ocean fresh air and decided to move home to Vancouver. That move launched my career into editing for television. At the time reality and lifestyle TV was all the rage so for six years I edited for some of Canada’s top factual production companies including Paperny and Force Four Entertainment. For three season I edited the docudrama series Yukon Gold which aired on History TV on The National Geographic Channel in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.
I knew my heart wasn’t going to be in the reality TV world for long and that scripted material was really what I wanted to work on, so I applied to the Editor's Lab at the prestigious Canadian Film Centre. I hoofed it back to Torrona (that’s Canadian for “Toronto”) and that incredible program allowed me to work with directors, writers and producers from across the country. Through those collaborations I was able to push my boundaries as an editor and created life long friendships with fellow film and TV nerds like myself.
Since completing the fellowship at the Canadian Film Centre, my career has focused on comedies and thrillers. This seems to be the best way to channel my general goofiness and my love of all things weird. After editing on the final season of Kim's Convenience as well as on the spin off, Strays, the next series I've edited, Astrid and Lilly Save the World is currently airing on SYFY in the U.S. and streaming on Crave Canada. This fall I'm very excited to work on another SYFY/Crave/Hulu series called Surrealestate.
Stories are an integral part of the human experience. As an Editor I'm passionate about cutting film and television because I believe stories need to be told, seen and heard to create more compassion on this crazy planet we live on. Even if it's through a couple laughs and a jump scare.