I’ve been an Editor for 6 years; cutting for all the major British broadcasters. I’ve worked across a wide range of programmes; Obs-Docs, Factual, Fact-Ent, Presenter-lead and contributor lead. I’m good at creating clear and engaging narratives in many different styles, and I have a reputation as someone who can wring the very best out of the material. My abilities, and my “will do” positive attitude now mean’s I’m now the “go to guy” for many creative partners.
I also cut drama and comedy. I've edited a whole bunch of short films which have screened at festivals around the world, winning (and losing) awards as they go. in addition promos and hundreds of hours of promotional content for companies like Disney, Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, Red Bull and lots of others.
My dad used to read classic novels to me to get me to sleep, so I have a love of storytelling hardwired into my brain. I grew up watching comedy, sci fi and melodramas, so I still count "Star Trek 2:The Wrath of Khan" as a pinnacle of cinematic expression. Along with "Airplane!" and "Sideways".
When i'm not working I love going to see stand up comedy, listening to podcasts, learning to play guitar (badly) and trying out yoga to reduce my blubber.
I recently completed my second professional short film as Writer/Director. My first, "Self Help". was selected for over 20 festivals worldwide, which was nice.
It's a joy as a Director to sit in an edit and feel like your editor totally see's the story you want to tell and the shape and pace you need to show it. Jim has a great instinct for film, and I trusted him the whole way- great bloke too!
– Carolina Giammetta - BBC Comedy Writer & Director
James is an absolute joy to work with. The integrity he brings to his work is rare - he's clearly thought deeply about each and every aspect of the script - and as a result he's at the heart of every production.
– Amelia Tyler - Producer
A true pleasure to work with, efficient, comprehensive and versatile; Jim has great skill and panache at sculpting a piece, while possessing a keen eye for the essence of storytelling.
– Hamza Salmi - Associate Producer, Channel 5
(on short film 'Self Help') "Beautifully shot, lovingly edited, written and pretty perfect all round"
– Mike Warner, BAFTA winning Producer & Director
"Jim Page has three important ingredients in abundance: hard work, creativity and commitment. I’ve consistently been pleased with the work he's done for for me – and why I always hire him!"
– Greg Barnett - Channel 5 Head of Entertainment
James has worked on a number of series for me, and has been excellant on every one. He works fast and efficiently, and has a strong visual sense and a keen grasp of narrative. I enjoy working with him and would not hesitate to recommend him.
– Charlotte Wheeler - Series Producer, TwoFour
Apart from his obvious talent as an Editor Jim also has the added gift of seeing the ‘big picture’ of structure and storylines, which is of great help to the whole team.
He's is also great fun to work with and makes what could be hard and sometimes frustrating work very enjoyable.