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John Gilbert

Editor

John Gilbert has edited images of hobbits, disabled lovers, and heroic conscientious objectors. Along the way he has done time at TVNZ, edited over 20 feature films, and cut a clutch of classic short films. In 2017 Gilbert won his first Academy Award — for Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge —  after having been previously nominated for The Fellowship of the Ring.  

...you've got to have a strong spine to a film, and story and character is what tends to capture an audience, and then you can attempt to look at doing it well, in a colourful, entertaining way. But you've got to make that backbone first. That's what editing's all about. John Gilbert, in a May 2011 interview with website Den of Geek

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6 Days

2017, Editor - Film

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Kiwi Christmas

2017, Consultant Editor - Film

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Matariki

2010, Editor - Film

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Show of Hands

2008, Editor - Film

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The World's Fastest Indian

2005, Editor - Film

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Serial Killers

2004, As: Editor - Television

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Kerosene Creek

2004, Editor - Short Film

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Serial Killers - A Compilation

2004, Editor - Television

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Perfect Strangers

2003, Editor - Film

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Turangawaewae / A Place to Stand

2003, Executive Producer - Short Film

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

2001, Editor - Film

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Street Legal

2000 - 2005, Editor - Television

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Duggan

1999, Editor - Television

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Punitive Damage

1999, Editor - Film

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The Murder House

1998, Editor - Short Film

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Via Satellite

1998, Editor - Film

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Willy Nilly

1998, Producer, Editor - Short Film

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D.S.B.

1997, Editor - Short Film

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Share the Dream

1997, Editor - Television

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Chicken

1996, Editor - Film

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In the Shadow of King Lear

1996, Editor - Television

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The Frighteners

1996, Associate Editor - Film

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Swimming Lessons

1995, Editor - Television

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Cover Story - Episode Two

1995, Editor - Television

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Cover Story

1995 - 1996, Editor - Television

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Dirty Creature

1995, Editor - Short Film

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Standing in the Sunshine - Work

1993, Editor - Television

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Act of Murder

1993, Editor - Television

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Jack Be Nimble

1993, Editor - Film

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Miles and Shelly Go Flatting

1993, Editor - Television

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Marlin Bay

1992 - 1994, Editor - Television

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Crush

1992, Editor - Film

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Over Here

1992, Editor - Television

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One Man's Meat

1991, Editor - Short Film

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Miles Turns 21

1990, Editor - Television

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Snail's Pace

1989, Editor - Short Film

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Maple on the Hill - The Untold Story of the Tumbleweeds

1988, Editor - Short Film

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Jean Batten - The Garbo of the Skies

1988, Editor - Television

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Opera in the Outback

1988, Editor - Short Film

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Shark in the Park

1988 - 1991, Editor - Television

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The Lounge Bar

1988, Editor - Short Film

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Turn of the Century

1987, Editor - Television

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The Haunting of Barney Palmer

1986, Editor - Television

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Cuckoo Land - The House (First Episode)

1985, Editor - Television

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Cuckoo Land - The Neighbour (Episode Two)

1985, Editor - Television

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Should I Be Good?

1985, Sound - Film

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The Silent One

1984, Sound Editor - Film

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Wild Horses

1984, Sound Editor - Film

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It's Lizzie to those Close

1983, Assistant Editor - Television

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The Lost Tribe

1983, Sound, Assistant Editor - Film

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The Monster's Christmas

1981, Post-Production - Television

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TV One News

1979 - 1981, Editor - Television