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Gordon Mason ACE

Film Editor

EDITING CREDITS for Cinema and Television 1985-2020 INCLUDE:

Revolution – New Art for a New World, Jimi Hendrix – American Masters,

Hermitage Revealed, Michael Jackson – The Life of an Icon, Royal Paintbox, Perspectives, Panorama, My Grandparents War, Who Do You Think You Are, Jade, Lost Cities, The Restoration Man, Dispatches, This World, Inside North Korea’s Dynasty,

3 x Series Restoration, over 30 x The South Bank Show, Omnibus.

Showreel: https://vimeo.com/109609116

AWARDS

Who Do You Think You Are – 2017 BAFTA award – best features programme and

nomination for BAFTA Virgin must see TV moment of 2017.

Jimi Hendrix – ‘Hear My Train a Comin’ was nominated for a 2014 ACE Eddie award and for a 2014 Emmy award (outstanding picture editing for non-fiction programming).

I am Producing / Directing / Editing a feature documentary titled ‘THEY CALL IT ACID’ which was nominated for the 2009 British Independent Film Awards.

In 1995 I independently Produced and Directed a 30-minute documentary film titled ‘A Girl Called Georgina‘ for Carlton Television, which won a Silver Award at the Houston International Television Festival.

MEMBERSHIPS

I am a member of American Cinema Editors, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the American Television Academy. I am Albert Certified in Carbon Literacy.

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE

1995 – Certified Avid Instructor for basic and advanced editing.

SELECTED EDITING CREDITS

INSIDE NARCOWARS

Director: Dan Clifton Jan ‘20 Nat Geo.

Episode 1 of a new 10 part documentary series looking at Narco-Trafficking from South America to the USA.

LOST CITIES (shared credit)

Director: Russell England Sept ‘19 Nat Geo.

Explorer Albert Lin searches for a lost Incan city high in Peruvian Andes.

MY GRANDPARENTS WAR – MARK RYLANCE

Director: Leo Burley July ‘19 CH4

Episode 1 of a new documentary series following Hollywood actors as they

re-trace the footsteps of their grandparents in World War II.

JADE (shared credit)

Director: Robert Coldstream Aug ‘19 CH4

Episode 2 of a documentary series exploring the life of Big Brother star Jade Goody.

GREEN WINE

Director: Russell England on-going Cinema

Feature length documentary about the influence of the Irish on Bordeaux wines.

INSIDE NORTH KOREA’S DYNASTY

Director: Dan Clifton Nov ’18 Nat Geo.

Episode 3 of a 4-part series looking at the Kim Family’s rule of North Korea.

DANNY DYER’S RIGHT ROYAL FAMILY (shared credit)

Producer: Anna Kirkwood Sept ’18 BBC 1

A romp through 800 years of English history following Danny Dyer’s royal ancestors.

LONG LOST FAMILY

Series Producer: Caroline Miller March ’18 ITV

60 min. documentary series – reuniting family members after years of separation.

THE TRUTH ABOUT CARBS

Director: Russell England Jan ’18 BBC 1

A 60 min. scientific look at carbs with presenter Alexander Van Tulleken.

ELIZABETH

Director Nikki Seare Nov ’17 ITN Productions

2 x 60 min. documentaries in an 8-part international flagship series about Queen Elizabeth.

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE – LISA HAMMOND

Director: Archie PowellJuly ‘17BBC 1

BAFTA winning genealogy documentary series, featuring celebrities tracing their family trees.

MY FAMILY, PARTITION AND ME

Director Leo Burley June ’17 BBC 1

RTS Nominated, 60 min. documentary – Anita Rani explores the human impact of the Partition of India through the stories of four British families, including her own.

THE TRUTH ABOUT SLEEP (shared credit)

Director: Russell England May ’17 BBC 1

A scientific look at sleep with presenter Michael Mosely.

TOAST

Director Tim Newton April ‘17

45 min. drama about a family putting their elderly mother into a nursing home.

THE SOUTH BANK SHOW – SALLY WAINWRIGHT

Director: Archie Powell Jan ’17 Sky Arts

This documentary film looks at the work of TV writer Sally Wainwright. Part of the multi award winning, UK arts series presented by Melvyn Bragg.

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND THE WIZARDING WORLD OF J.K. ROWLING

Director: Leo BurleyOctober ‘16ITV

60 min. documentary about the new Harry Potter spin-off and the world of JK Rowling

VIOLET HOUR

Director: Laurie Lynch August ‘16

Drama Short.

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE – DANNY DYER

Director: Helen NixonJune ‘16BBC 1

BAFTA winning genealogy documentary series, featuring celebrities tracing their family trees.

WASTELAND

Director: Laurie Lynch June ’13Cinema

Drama Short.

REVOLUTION – NEW ART FOR A NEW WORLD

Director: Margy Kinmonth April ‘16Cinema

Feature length documentary about art at the time of the Russian Revolution in 1917.

THE RESTORATION MAN – Series 5

Series Director – Bob Marsden Dec ‘15 CH 4

60 min. observational documentary, part of the long running architectural series about the restoration of listed buildings.

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE – JERRY HALL

Director: Russell EnglandJune ‘15BBC 1

60 min. genealogy documentary series, featuring celebrities tracing their family trees.

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE – MARK GATTISS

Director: Sarah FeltesMay ’15BBC 1

60 min. genealogy documentary series, featuring celebrities tracing their family trees.

ROSS KEMP – EXTREME WORLD – BRITAIN’S COAST

Director: Marta Shaw Feb ’15 SKY 1

60 min. current affairs documentary examining Britain’s forgotten coastal towns.

THE RESTORATION MAN – FOXHOLES FARM

Series Director – Bob Marsden Oct ’14 CH 4

60 min. observational documentary, part of the long running architectural series about the restoration of listed buildings.

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE – TWIGGY

Director: Archie PowellJuly ’14BBC 1

60 min. genealogy documentary series, featuring celebrities tracing their family trees.

HERMITAGE REVEALED

Director: Margy Kinmonth May ’14Cinema

Feature length documentary tracing the 250 year history of Russia’s Hermitage Museum.

THE TRUTH ABOUT IMMIGRATION 

Producer: Adam Grimley Jan ’14BBC 2

60 min. current affairs documentary presented by the BBC’s political editor Nick Robinson examining immigration into the UK.

JIMI HENDRIX – HEAR MY TRAIN A COMIN’ (shared credit)

Director: Bob Smeaton Oct ’13 PBS / BBC1

Emmy Award winning feature length documentary about the life of the legendary guitarist for the American Masters strand in the USA and Imagine in the UK.

MARK

Director: Laurie Lynch June ’13 Cinema

Drama Short selected for the Cannes Short Film Corner

JANET AND BERNARD

Director: Archie Powell May ’13 Cinema

Drama Short. A dark love story about two people drawn together for a dinner date by a twisted obsession.

ROYAL PAINTBOX

Director: Margy Kinmonth Feb ’13 Cinema / ITV / PBS

Feature length documentary. HRH Prince of Wales, talks about the line of accomplished artists in the British royal family going back to Mary Queen of Scots.

HOW SAFE ARE BRITAIN’S ROADS (shared credit)   

Series Producer: Adam Boome Oct ’12 BBC2

60 min current affairs documentary outlining the increase in deaths and accidents on Britain’s roads.

THE RESTORATION MAN

Executive Producer: Lionel Mill June ’12 CH 4

2 x 60 min. documentaries, part of the long running architectural series about the restoration of listed buildings.

THE SOUTH BANK SHOW – GRIME, BOW AND UK HIP HOP

Director: Archie Powell May ’12 Sky Arts

Nominated for an RTS award, this documentary film traces Grime music to its roots on one London housing estate. Part of the multi award winning, UK arts series presented by Melvyn Bragg. 

LULU – SOMETHING TO SHOUT ABOUT (shared credit)

Director: Bob Smeaton August ’11 BBC2

90 min. documentary profile of the Scottish singer, actress, and television personality who has been successful in the entertainment business from the 1960’s.

MICHAEL JACKSON – THE LIFE OF AN ICON (shared credit)

Producer: David Gest   June ’11 UNIVERSAL

Feature length documentary telling the life story of Michael Jackson, featuring rare interviews with his close family and friends.

LOOKING FOR LOWRY

Director: Margy Kinmonth February ’11 ITV

60 min. documentary outlining the life and work of the British artist LS Lowry, part of the Perspectives arts strand.

BEING ALAN BENETT

Director: Archie Powell November ’09 BBC 2

60 min. documentary showing the life and work of the famous British playwright.

MAGIC GRANDAD

Director: Anne Ross Muir April ’09 BBC

4 x 15 min. drama. Part of a children’s series where an elderly man takes children on an educational journey back through time.

THIS WORLD – CHAVEZ

Director: Darren Kemp December ’07 BBC1

BBC reporter John Sweeney travels to Venezuela to meet President Hugo Chavez.

DISPATCHES – IMMIGRATION

Director: Andrew Mullins August ’07 CH 4

A study of Immigration into the UK, part of the long running documentary current affairs strand.

PANORAMA SPECIAL – TAGGING UNDERCOVER

Director: David Street July ’07 BBC 1

An undercover film revealing how and why offenders are electronically tagged. Part of the award winning, longest running, documentary current affairs strand in the world.

MOUNTAIN

Director: Jonathan Barker September ’06 BBC 1

60 min. documentary presented by Griff Rhys Jones studying the mountains of Scotland.

RESTORATION – Series 1 & 2 & 3 2003/04/06 BBC 2

A landmark documentary series presented by Griff Rhys Jones – buildings in need of restoration compete for the funds to be restored.

THE SOUTH BANK SHOW – BJORK

Director: Chris Walker Oct ’97 LWT

Documentary profile of the world-renowned, Icelandic musician as she records a new album at a studio in Spain.

THE SOUTH BANK SHOW – JOHN GALLIANO

Director: Nigel Wattis Dec ’96 LWT

Documentary profile of the famous fashion designer as he creates and presents his new collection for Dior in Paris.

OMNIBUS – SPIKE MILLIGAN

Director: Alen Lewens May ’95 BBC

90 minute biographical documentary of the popular comedian from The Goons in his final years.

THE SOUTH BANK SHOW – ERIC NEWBY

Director: Tony Knox April ’94 LWT

This documentary profile of the travel writer follows him as he retraces his first ever trip to Australia on the last of the big clipper ships.

283 IDEAS FROM JAPAN

Director: George Heggarty 1990 BBC

13 x 10min documentaries for Janet Street Porter’s DEF II strand showing 283 wacky ideas from Japan – from talking toilets to walking plant pots.

THE WORD – 3 Series 1990/93 CH4

A youth music entertainment series, much loved by a whole generation.

1989/91 Editor on campaigns such as British Rail, British Airways, Ariel, XXXX, for Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising.

1985/89 Assistant Producer and Editor on corporate productions for Rank Xerox and Total Vision.