We create memorable, impactful viewing experiences that resonate with audiences. We’re driven by passion for storytelling. We understand that every documentary is unique with an authentic and entertaining story to tell.

Our Mission is always to bring the best out of your film, whether through traditional off-line editing and facilities, edit consulting or elevated finishing.

The Cutting Room was founded by editor Ferg McGrath BFE and is headed up by MD Jen Lane.

Jen Lane

I am a multi-disciplinary producer and business leader with a background spanning documentaries, channel branding, commercials and post-production. I headed up the global ITV corporate and cross-channel re-brand, led teams and change management at BBC Studios and founded the creative agency Littlehawk.  My documentary credits include Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story and What Doesn’t Kill Me.

With experience across all genres of moving image production, including large-scale live-action UK and International shoots, through the line campaigns, animation and large-scale design projects. Management of project budgets of all levels up to £8 million.

The Cutting Room is where the magic happens in filmmaking!

Our bespoke offline-editing solutions emphasise flexibility. Creative talent from across the world can collaborate remotely or in-person at our LondonHQ.

When you bring your project to us, everything we do is in the service of telling the best stories possible, be they premium long-form documentaries or short-form branded factual content.

We work with the best Editors and Assistant Editors. We champion diversity in the workplace in pursuit of more creative outcomes rather than the 'same-old, same-old' of the past. We specialise, we're talent-led and we believe that working in small focused teams results in superior films.

All documentaries can benefit from fresh eyes plus some spit and polish. Our Elevating teams are put together to help in the final stages of the edit. Whether it’s a total recut or a finer pass, we consistently and successfully provide the same rigour and care.

Our award-winning specialists teams bring fresh and flexible thinking, working in partnership with the decision-makers to realise their vision and goals.

The Elevating Service is a fully-managed team of ‘fingers-on keyboards’ senior editors, led by our consultants and supported by production. This structure encourages flexible approaches and thinking, whilst working to firm deadlines.

With teams based internationally, we can provide ‘24 hour around the globe editing’ for a quick turnaround on time-pressured projects.

Our Emmy, Grierson and BAFTA Award-winning Edit Consultants are available to support at any stage of your production.

Our Consultants identify areas for improvement, suggest creative approaches, and enhance the overall impact of the story. Consultants can be attached to projects from inception to completion or for focussed periods to get to the next stage - you choose.

An edit consultant adds invaluable experience to teams, offering creative input on story and structure or practical advice on workflow and process. They can set the style and tone for a series. Their expertise is there to be leveraged either throughout the whole edit or for focussed input.

For projects that need a more hands-on solution, we offer an Elevating service.

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