8 months ago
London-based editing house Trim has announced the additions of James Forbes-Robertson and Matt Newman to its team.
James Forbes-Robertson is too young to be called a veteran, but his hardened fingertips and editing resume would make a battle-scarred old timer blush. As a father of three boys, nothing can make him lose his calm anymore. His talent has created a long lasting working relationship with agencies such as W+K Amsterdam, 72andSunny and directors such as Tom Green and Rollo Jackson. He's received a few career distinctions, including a Gold Cannes Lions, a Gold British Arrows, a Gold LIA award and a D&AD Pencils.
On joining Trim, James said: "I have for many years thought of Trim as the best edit house around, when they asked me to join I couldn't believe my luck. I am super excited to be a Trimmer."
James has already started to cut some new great stuff and Trim is already building him a new award shelf.
Matt Newman's vibrant personality is hard to miss when the word 'Awesome!' loudly echoes through Trim's corridors, making the most focused assistants jump off their chair. Matt started his career cutting trailers where he developed his dynamic editing style and flair for a good narrative. His talent led him to a long run as a creative director for Grey London overseeing the team's editorial work while also cutting commercials, music videos and short-films. He impressively managed to build up a client base with companies like Somesuch, Believe, RSA, Blink and built strong working relationships with directors such as Hannah Maria Heidrich and Michel & Nico.
About joining Trim this year, Matt said: "I have long admired the guys work from afar so to be asked to join was a dream come true. I have had the most amazing welcome and am so excited to be part of the Trim family. That's Awesome!"
Paul Hardcastle, Trim's founding partner said: "We're very happy to have such great and fun guys joining. We generally have a strict policy of promoting within the company and developing our young editors; but when such undeniable talents show interest, an exception must be made. We're excited to see them mentor younger editors and challenge the most experienced ones."Trim Editing, 8 months ago