Nick Lear


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2018 - 2020Film Editor
Film (Docu)
Beyond Borders
Louis Cole
Live The Adventure
2020Film Editor
Time To LiveHi-Tec
2020Film Editor
2020Film Editor
A United PursuitHaefele Software
2020Film Editor
Green NettleChivas Venture
2019Film Editor
Hard WorkersInterceptor
2019Film Editor
The One Arm Push Up ChallengeMagnum
A Water StoryKimberly-Clark
Rodrigues' StoryInterceptor
  • Education

    1999Master of Natural SciencesUniversity of Cambridge
    1998Bachelor of ArtsUniversity of Cambridge
    1994A-Level 5 A'sRadley College


    I own (and can operate):
    Custom built sound-treated edit suite - Full Adobe Creative Cloud suite (Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, etc.) - Davinci Resolve Studio - iZotope RX, Ozone, Neutron Advanced - Neat Video Noise Reduction - Film Convert Nitrate

    About me

    Nick is a two time D&AD wood pencil winner and has won the Antville Music Video editor of the year. He has 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 has worked on brands such as Sony, Red Bull, Pantene, Johnnie Walker, Hi-Tec & Nokia and has credits for the BBC, Sky One, ITV, CNN & Channel 5. A number of his edits have had over 1M views online.

    He also founded and oversees a social enterprise in Cape Town called Manenberg Films with the aim of telling authentic stories and providing training and livelihoods for young people of colour.


    D&AD Wood Pencil: Battles “Tonto”

    D&AD Wood Pencil: PlayStation 2 “Ape Escape”

    Antville best music video editor: Battles “Tonto”

    Cannes Straight8 premiere: “Connections”

    Official selection, Slamdance, Boston, LSFF: “Theo”

    Festival honour, Buffer Festival Toronto: “Beyond Borders”

    Additional Information


    Alpha South Africa – Brand Campaign – Film Editor

    Axa – Commercial – Film Editor

    BBC World Service Trust – Brand Campaign – Film Editor

    Babyshambles “Delivery” – Music Video – Film Editor

    Babyshambles “You Talk” – Music Video – Film Editor

    Battles “Tonto” – Music Video – Film Editor

    Bethlehem: No room for peace – Broadcast Documentary (Channel 4) – Film Editor

    Beyond Borders – Feature Documentary – Film Editor

    Campaign for Better Transport – Brand Campaign – Director

    Channel 4 Tax The Fat – Broadcast Trailer – Film Editor

    Chivas Venture – Brand Campaign – Film Editor

    Connections – Short film (Straight8 film competition) – Co-director

    Corc/SA SDI Alliance – Documentary – Film Editor

    Currys – Corporate – Film Editor

    David Gray Live – Live Performace – Film Editor

    De Montfort University – Commercial – Film Editor

    Death Wish Live – Broadcast TV (Channel 4) – Online Editor

    Doug Walker “The Mystery” – Music Video – Film Editor

    Film4 French season trail – Commercial – Film Editor

    Freddy Hirsch – Corporate – Film Editor

    Handel-Halvorsen’s Passacaglia – Music Video – Film Editor

    Hi-Tec “Live Extraordinary” – Brand Campaign – Film Editor

    Hi-Tec “Time to Live” – Brand Campaign – Film Editor

    Hot Fuzz: The Fuzzball Rally – Documentary – Film Editor

    I Matter – Brand Campaign – Film Editor

    Iain Archer “Minus Ten” – Music Video – Film Editor

    Integrated Clinical Solutions – Corporate – Film Editor

    Interceptor – Commercial – Film Editor

    Iraq: A Forgotten Hope – Brand Campaign – Film Editor

    Jaime Scott – Music Video – Film Editor

    Johnnie Walker – Brand Campaign – Film Editor

    Louie – Music Video – Film Editor

    Läkerol – Commercial – Film Editor

    Magnum One Arm Challenge – Brand Campaign – Film Editor

    Maruwaan: Forever Changed – Documentary – Film Editor

    Maximo Park “Karaoke Plays” – Music Video – Film Editor

    Mionetto – Brand Campaign – Film Editor

    Mister Who – Music Video – Film Editor

    Monkey Magic – Broadcast TV (Channel 5) – Online Editor

    Moving Day – Broadcast TV (ITV) – Online Editor

    No Neutral Ground – Brand Campaign – Film Editor

    Nokia – Brand Campaign – Film Editor

    On Road – Short Film – Film Editor

    Pantene – Brand Campaign – Film Editor

    RSPCA – Commercial – Film Editor

    Radar “Lunacy” – Music Video – Film Editor

    Red Bull – Brand Campaign – Film Editor

    Sandi Thom “What if I’m right” – Music Video – Film Editor

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World – pre-production editor

    Secret World of Magic – Broadcast Documentary (Sky One) – Film Editor

    Seeff – Commercial – Film Editor

    Sightseers – Pre-production editor

    Skewed View Design for Life – Broadcast TV (CNN) – Film Editor

    Sony Playstation 2 “Ape Escape” – Brand Campaign – Film Editor

    Stateless “Bloodstream” – Music Video – Film Editor

    Sultana Fruit & Form – Commercial – Film Editor

    SunLife – Commercial – Film Editor

    Switches – Music Video – Film Editor

    The Real Hustle (BBC) Pilot – Film Editor

    The Stewards Trust – Corporate – Film Editor

    The Sword “Freya” – Music Video – Film Editor

    The Webb Sisters – Music Video – Film Editor

    Theo – Short Film – Film Editor

    Three and Out – Trailer Editor

    Three and a half minutes – Documentary – Film Editor

    Vanish – Commercial – Film Editor

    Western Cape Government – Brand Campaign – Film Editor


    Available on request.

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Experienced in
    • Arts
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Digital/Online Campaigns
    • Documentary
    • Film (Short)
    • Mobile Phone Content
    • Music
    • Music Promo
    • Television
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Digital/Online Campaigns
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • Film (Short)
    • Mobile Phone Content
    • Music
    • Music Promo
    • Television
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Own a car?
    • Yes