2018 AXIS New Zealand Awards

The annual AXIS awards in New Zealand has seen The Butchery's editors gain some metal again this year.  

Luke Haigh won gold for cutting the NZ Lotto 'Dylan' spot, directed by Mark Albiston via The Sweetshop.  Johanna Scott picked up gold for NZTA 'Rat's Tale' directed by Nick Ball from Finch, and lastly Jack Hutchings picked up a silver for Spark 'Fathers Day', directed by Christopher Riggert, also from Finch.  

Berlin Syndrome Film AACTA Nominees

Berlin Syndrome has been nominated for eight gongs at the upcoming AACTA awards. The categories are for Best Direction (Cate Shortland), Best Film (Polly Staniford and Angie Fielder), Best Lead Actress (Teresa Palmer), Best Adapted Screenplay (Shaun Grant), Best Original Music Score (Bryony Marks), Best Production Design (Melinda Doring) and Best Costume Design (Maria Pattison). The Butchery's own Jack Hutchings has been nominated for Best Editing in a feature film for the project. The film tells the tale of a Clare, a young Australian traveller who meets and falls in love with a guy in Berlin- who ends up keeping her against her will in his apartment. The film was completed in 2016 and premiered at Sundance and then played the Berlin Film Festival.

The Butchery welcomes Tim Chivers

Tim Chivers, a British born whip-smart editor has joined The Butchery's ranks, working based in Sydney. Tim's been a welcome addition to the team with an amazing work ethic, a quiet confidence and great cutting skills. Whilst he's been cutting out of The Butchery for several months, his reel and bio are now live. Go Tim!

Short Film AACTA Nomination 'Mrs McCutcheon'

A short film titled 'Mrs McCutcheon' directed by John Sheedy and cut by none other than The Butchery's Johanna Scott has been nominated for best short film at this years AACTA awards.  The short film follows Tom, a ten year old who prefers the name 'Mrs McCutcheon' as he embarks on a journey of self-discovery, friendship and about finding his place in the world.