Mark Warner receives his award from Karen Eastmure.
The editors of Ladies in Black, Bloom and The Final Quarter were among the honorees of the Australian Screen Editors’ annual Ellie Awards presented on Saturday night at the Eternity Playhouse in Darlinghurst.
Mark Warner’s work on Ladies in Black won best editing in a feature drama, James Manché’s episode 5 of Bloom was recognised as best editing in a drama and Sally Fryer’s The Final Quarter took the feature documentary editing prize.
That followed Fryer’s win at the AACTA Awards while the Adam Goodes doco directed by Ian Darling was named best documentary program at the Asian Academy Creative Awards in Singapore last Friday night.
The other recipients included Sara Edwards’ Gatwick – The Last Chance Hotel (documentary), Julie-Anne De Ruvo’s The Letdown (comedy), Nicholas Dunlop and Lawrie Silvestrin’s Don’t Stop the Music (factual entertainment) and Federico Felixberto’s Lego Masters (reality).
In her speech ASE president Fiona Strain noted the 500-strong guild membership is energetically supported by five committees across the country which ran about 65 events including creative and technical workshops.
Lamenting the Federal Government’s decision to combine the Communications department into a super ministry with Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, widely seen as a snub to the arts community, she said the ASE and other guilds that belong to the Australian Screen Industry Group were already “arcing up” on the issue.
The short drama editing award went to Michelle McGilvray for Reverse. Frans Vandenburg, who got a standing ovation, was made an honorary lifetime member of the guild. His extensive editing credits include The Sum of Us, Bangkok Hilton, Blackrock, Sample People, Frauds and Mr. Sin: The Abe Saffron Story.
The work of assistant screen editors was honoured on the night. When they nominated their films for this year’s awards all editors were asked to nominate an assistant to be recognized.
“Of course in the time-honoured tradition, we editors basically told the assistants to get it all together themselves,” Fiona quipped.
Frans Vandenburg with Fiona Strain.
AVID AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN FEATURE DRAMA
SEAN LAHIFF– I Am Mother
DANY COOPER ASE – Judy & Punch
MARK WARNER ASE – Ladies in Black – Winner
TIM GUTHRIE – Sequin in a Blue Room
BLUE POST AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN DRAMA
MARK PERRY ASE – Bloom – Episode 1
ANDREW MACNEIL ASE – Harrow – Malum In Se
DEBORAH PEART ASE – Lambs of God – Episode 1
CHERYL POTTER – Hanna – S 1, Episode 8
JAMES MANCHE ASE – Bloom – Episode 5 – Winner
AFTRS AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN SHORT DRAMA
CHRISTINE CHEUNG – Shiloh
AHMAD HALIMI – Lavender
MICHELLE McGILVRAY – Reverse – Winner
DANIELLE BOESENBERG – Birdie
CHERYL POTTER – Welcome to the Powder Keg
ADOBE AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN COMEDY
ANNABELLE JOHNSON – Rosehaven – Series 3, Episode 4
JULIE-ANNE DE RUVO – The Letdown – Season 2, Episode 4 – Winner
NATHAN WILD ASE – Mr Black – Episode 7
AUDIO NETWORK AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN A DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
SIMON PRICE & KASIMIR BURGESS – The Leunig Fragments
SALLY FRYER ASE – The Final Quarter – Winner
SIMON NJOO – Martha: A Picture Story
VIDEOCRAFT AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN A DOCUMENTARY
DAVID SCARBOROUGH – Demonic
SARA EDWARDS – Gatwick – The Last Chance Hotel – Winner
PHILIPPA ROWLANDS ASE – Exposed; The Case of Keli Lane – Episode 2
RACHEL GRIERSON-JOHNS & SIMON CALLOW-WRIGHT – Employable Me – Series 2, Episode 1
WARNER BROS AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT
KAREN CRESPO – Ambulance Australia – Season 1, Episode 6
NICHOLAS DUNLOP & LAWRIE SILVESTRIN ASE – Don’t Stop the Music – Episode 1 – Winners
FIONA STRAIN ASE – Barrenjoey Road – Episode 1
CHRISTOPHER BEESON – Extreme Engagement – Episode 4, Mongolia
ENDEMOL SHINE AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN REALITY
TOBY TRAPPEL & MARCUS KJELLBERG – Lego Masters – Season 1, Episode 9
FEDERICO FELIXBERTO – Lego Masters – Season 1, Episode 4 – Winner
LEX LODGE – Australian Survivor – Season 3, Episode 17
MICHAEL CHRISOULAKIS, LEX LODGE & JEREMY MOORE – Married at First Sight – Season 6, Episode 1
ASE AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN CURRENT AFFAIRS
ROGER CARTER – ‘Australian Story’ – “Running from Empty”
ANDREW COOKE – ‘Australian Story’ – “After the World Ended” – Winner
PHILIPPA ROWLANDS ASE – ‘Australian Story’ – “Out of the Box”
LILE JUDICKAS – ‘Foreign Correspondent’ – “Opioid America”
BLACKMAGIC AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN A COMMERCIAL
JOSEPH MORRIS – Football Federation of Australia -Where Heroes are Made – Winner
BRAD HURT – Corowa Distilling Co – Made here. By us.
STUART MORLEY – Pet Refuge Lean on Me
CHRISTOPHER BARON – The Last Meal
ASE AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN BRANDED CONTENT
ANDREW HOLMES – NIKON Z6 (ft. Stephanie Gilmore)
STEWART REEVES – Spark Wedding – Winner
JOSEPH MORRIS – TEDxSydney 2019 – Legacy
JORDAN SWIOKLO – Chasing Monsters
ASE AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN A MUSIC VIDEO
NICK CAMPBELL – GGMcG – Boom
KAREN PEARLMAN – Micra – Plastic
LEILA GAABI – Sampa the Great – Final Form – Winner
BRAD HURT – Guy Sebastian – Before I Go
JOSEPH MORRIS – Vera Blue – The Way You Love Me
DIGISTOR AWARD FOR BESTING EDITING IN OPEN CONTENT
LUCAS VAZQUEZ – The One: International Women’s Day
PIP HART – The Mother Load – Episode 1
KELLY SEARANCKE – The Last Fight – Winner
BRAD HURT – Endo & Us
LEILA GAABI – Dear Michelle: International Women’s Day
DAVE REDMAN ASE
SIMON NJOO ASE
HONORARY LIFETIME MEMBER
FRANS VANDENBURG ASE