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Tommy Jessop Goes to Hollywood

Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards 2023 Shortlist

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Directors Cut Films are delighted to announce that Kate Davis and Edwin Matthews have been shortlisted for a Broadcast Tech Innovation Award in the ‘Excellence in Audio Post-Production (Non-scripted)’ category, for their work on the BBC documentary ‘Tommy Jessop Goes to Hollywood’ directed by the talented Will Jessop, and edited by the wonderful Claire Ferguson. Good luck to all of the nominees at the ceremony in November.

To view the 2023 shortlist click here.


The Old Oak – UK Premiere

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Members of the DCF team were lucky enough to be invited to the UK premiere of Ken Loach’s eagerly anticipated latest film, The Old Oak, offline edited at Directors Cut. They had a fantastic night and gave the film rave reviews. If you haven’t booked your cinema tickets to see it yet, we highly recommend that you do.

The Old Oak, available in cinemas from Friday the 29th of September.

Andy Warhol’s America

Fabulous BBC Art Documentaries

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Another chance to catch these fabulous arts documentaries, proudly posted with us at Directors Cut Films over the last few years. Currently being reshown on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer.

Andy Warhol’s America
Directed by Francis Whately
Production Company: BBC Arts 

Maggi Hambling: Making Love With The Paint
Directed by Randall Wright
Production Company: Menace Productions / Film Wright Ltd

Keith Haring: Street Art Boy
Directed by Ben Anthony
Production Company: BBC Arts

Latest News from Foxtrot Films

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We are delighted to hear the latest news from Foxtrot Films. For those, who have not yet watched this award winning film, there is another fantastic opportunity to do so!

The Curzon cinema chain is reprising Margy Kinmonth’s multi-award-winning film at selected UK cinemas on Wednesday 30 August.
Tickets available here.

The film is also available online here  and on DVD at:

The Grierson Awards 2022

The Grierson Awards 2022 Shortlist

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Congratulations to everyone shortlisted for the Grierson 2022 Awards, including the incredible projects that were worked on here at Directors Cut by our amazing team; Hunting the Essex Lorry Killers shortlisted in the Best Single Documentary – Domestic category and The Last Mountain which has been shortlisted in both the Best Sports Documentary and the Best Single Documentary – Domestic categories.

Good luck everyone!

To view the 2022 shortlist click here.



Portland Audio

DCF Acquires Portland Audio

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Directors Cut Films is proud to announce the acquisition of boutique sound studio Portland Audio, run by senior shortform sound designer & mixer Claire Bilyard.

This exciting new venture allows us to introduce the benefits of DOLBY ATMOS workflow and delivery to our clients.

Located in our Portland House facility, whilst remaining independent, the two Portland Audio studios, each with isolated VO booths, will be serviced by the Directors Cut Post Producers, and will be available to Kate and her team.


2021 Televisual Bulldog Awards

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Well done to everyone that was involved with the BBC’s Extinction: The Facts, and for their nomination in the 2021 Televisual Bulldog Awards, Specialist Factual Category.