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John Gilbert (film editor)

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John Gilbert
OccupationFilm editor
ChildrenLili Sumner

John Gilbert is a film editor who works primarily in New Zealand. Gilbert has edited 17 feature films as well as television shows and short films. He won the Academy Award for Best Film Editing[1] and the BAFTA Award for Best Editing,[2] among several honors, for Mel Gibson's war drama Hacksaw Ridge (2016). Gilbert had earlier received various accolades for his work on Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), including the Satellite Award for Best Editing and nominations for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and an ACE Eddie Award.

John Gilbert's first position in film was with Government filmmaking body The National Film Unit, in his native New Zealand. Gilbert was taking a break from history and anthropology studies at the time, but never returned to university, moving on to Television New Zealand, where he worked as an assistant editor and editor. Gilbert also spent time freelancing as a sound editor.[3]

Gilbert's first credit as an editor on a full-length feature was for the film Crush (1992), which was invited to the Cannes Film Festival. Gilbert received a "Best Editing" award from the New Zealand Film and Television Awards for comedy drama film Via Satellite (1998). He received a New Zealand Screen Award for editing The World's Fastest Indian (2005) and reunited with Mel Gibson on the historical drama The Professor and the Madman.[4]

Gilbert has been elected to membership in the American Cinema Editors.[5]

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Selected filmography (editor)

Year Film Director Notes
1989 The Lounge Bar Don McGlashan
Harry Sinclair
Short film
1992 Crush Alison Maclean
1993 Jack Be Nimble Garth Maxwell
1994 Loaded Anna Campion
1996 Chicken
Siren[6] Charles Bracewell[7] Short film
1997 Aberration Tim Boxell
1998 Via Satellite Anthony McCarten Nokia New Zealand Film & TV Award for Best Editing
1999 Punitive Damage Annie Goldson
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Peter Jackson Satellite Award for Best Editing
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Film Editing
Nominated — ACE Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature Film – Dramatic
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Editing
Nominated — Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Film Editing
2003 Perfect Strangers Gaylene Preston
2004 Kerosene Creek Michael Bennett Short film
2005 The World's Fastest Indian Roger Donaldson
2007 Bridge to Terabithia Gábor Csupó
2008 The Bank Job Roger Donaldson
2009 Bandslam Todd Graff
2010 Matariki Michael Bennett
2011 Killer Elite Gary McKendry
2014 The November Man Roger Donaldson
2016 Hacksaw Ridge Mel Gibson AACTA Award for Best Editing
Academy Award for Best Film Editing
BAFTA Award for Best Editing
Hollywood Editor Award
Satellite Award for Best Editing
2nd place — Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Editing
2nd place — SLFCA Award for Best Editing
Nominated — ACE Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature Film – Dramatic
Nominated — Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Editing
Nominated — Gold Derby Award for Best Film Editing
Nominated — Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Film Editing
2018 Adrift Baltasar Kormákur
TBA The King's Daughter Sean McNamara Upcoming
355 Simon Kinberg


  1. ^ "Oscar Nominees/Film Editing Nominee/Hacksaw Ridge | Academy Awards". Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Film - Editing in 2017". BAFTA. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  3. ^ "The Lord of the Rings Film Trilogy Production Notes", webpage of the Houghton-Mifflin company archived at Webcite from this original URL 12 May 2008.
  4. ^ "ART OF THE CUT with John Gilbert on editing Hacksaw Ridge by Steve Hullfish". ProVideo Coalition. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  5. ^ "American Cinema Editors > Members", webpage archived by WebCite from this original URL on 4 March 2008.
  6. ^ "Siren". Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Charles Bracewell". Retrieved 27 February 2017.

External links

  • John Gilbert on IMDb
  • "Oscars 2002". 16 October 2002. Archived from the original on 16 October 2002. Retrieved 27 February 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
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