Editing Mentorship with Justine Wright – Apply Now!

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DEGNZ is pleased to call for applications for an editing mentorship with acclaimed editor, Justine Wright (Touching The Void, The Last King of Scotland, The Iron Lady).

This is an opportunity for a New Zealand editor, with proven talent, to benefit from collegial advice and international support as they move to the next stage of their career. You do need to be a member of DEGNZ to apply.

The mentorship offers 20 – 30 hours of Justine’s time, some by Skype and some in person, between now and the end of the year.


Please send a one page CV and a covering note (less than one page) explaining why you should be selected and how you feel the mentorship will benefit you professionally.

Once we have a shortlist we will ask to view your work.

Email your application to lucy@deganz.co.nz by 5.00pm Wednesday 13th August.

About Justine:
Justine Wright grew up in New Zealand and moved to London in 1990 where she was trained in a commercials editing house and first cut ads, music videos, and short films before branching out into editing documentary features and then narrative features.

She has worked with director Kevin Macdonald on a number of features, including Academy Award-winning documentary feature One Day in September, for which she received the British Independent Film Award for Best Technical Achievement(Behind the Camera), BAFTA winning Touching the Void and The Last King of Scotland, State of Play, The Eagle and just completed, Kevin’s latest feature Black Sea. Other features cut by Justine include Locke written and directed by Steve Knight starring Tom Hardy, The Iron Lady directed by Phyllida Lloyd and starring Meryl Streep; Daniel Gordon’s The Game of Their Lives, which was named Best Sports Documentary at the British Television Awards and earned the Greerson and British Independent Film Awards nominations; Patrick Harkins’ The Final Curtain, starring Peter O’Toole; and Saul Metzstein’s Late Night Shopping, which won three BAFTA (Scotland) Awards including Best Feature Film. Recently, Justine contributed to Playhouse Presents for Sky Arts where she cut two short films; Jeremy’s Brock’s Walking the Dogs starring Emma Thompson, and Idris Elba’s directorial debut, The Pavement Psychologist, with Anna Friel. Justine has also been a consultant editor on two feature documentaries, In the Shadow of the Moon and Deep Water.

Last updated on 7 August 2014