Wed, 14 Dec|
VGOW The Swimmers - Editors in Conversation - Iain Kitching BFE
Editor, Iain Kitching BFE discusses his career and edit of The Swimmers, a film about a true story of the miraculous journey made by swimming sisters Yusra and Sarah Mardini who fled as refugees from war-torn Syria all the way to the 2016 Rio Olympics. Interviewed by BFE Governor Ferg McGrath BFE.
Time & Location
14 Dec 2022, 19:30 – 20:30 GMT
About the Event
Iain Kitching BFE interviewed by Ferg McGrath BFE on his edit of true story of The Swimmers.
Iain Kitching BFE
Iain Kitching BFE has been editing since 2000. His latest film, 'The Swimmers' (2022) for Working Title and Netflix, has been chosen to open the Toronto Film Festival.
He also cut 'My Brother the Devil' (2012) which won numerous awards including Best European Film at Berlinale, Best Cinematography at Sundance, Best Newcomer (for Writer/Director Sally El Hosaini) at the BFI London Film Festival and the Worldview Sundance Impact Award at Sundance London among many other awards world wide.
Also in 2012, he worked on several episodes of the History miniseries 'The Bible' - scored by Hans Zimmer - which was nominated for an Emmy.
In 2014, he worked with Danny Boyle, Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong to bring the final 3 Episodes of Channel 4's "Babylon" to it's dramatic ending.
In 2016 he cut two episodes of the Netflix Documentary series 'Captive' - Exec Produced by Doug Liman - including the Premiere about the Lucasville Prison Riot.
Background: After gaining a BA(Hons) in English he then moved into the media, studying for a postgraduate diploma in film and television Production/Operations from Arts International near York. Upon graduation he received the Award of Excellence for a Final Term Project that he edited. He has developed a practical understanding of many other aspects of the industry through his belief in practical experience. He has learned about drama by acting in theatre productions. He played Laertes in 'Hamlet', Silvio Lombardi in Carlo Goldoni's 'The Servant of Two Masters', and Iain in Robert Murphy's 'Nowhere Fast' that was performed at the Pleasance Theatre during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He even played a zombie in 'Shaun of the Dead' and a young Abraham Lincoln in 'Mystery Files' which placed him in the most narcissistic situation imaginable - editing himself!
Iain is also a musician, and was taught classical guitar from 11 years old. He still messes around with music as a hobby. He believes that all of these interests come together in the edit suite and this holistic view aids him in making the best cut.
THE SWIMMERS: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8745676/
A true story of the miraculous journey made by swimming sisters Yusra and Sarah Mardini who fled as refugees from war-torn Syria all the way to the 2016 Rio Olympics.