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DR NIKKI COMNINOS (SAGE)
Senior Editor, sometimes Director, occasional Academ
ic

I am a swift and collaborative Senior editor with 18 years experience. Most recently I have had the opportunity to direct and am proud to share this work, 'Convict Conman', which you can find on  Showmax. It is a two-part doc series that looks at the impact of sexual abuse centering on the story of predator, and self-styled "model boss", Dawie de Villiers.

 

In 2022 I was recognised by the American Cinema Editors (ACE) in their International Partnership, and have held the South African Editors Guild (SAGE) acronym for distinguished editors since 2014. Excellence in my edit work has been awarded multiple times at local and international film festivals and craft awards. The projects I work on are also consistently awarded industry prizes and screen all over the world with global streamers, broadcasters and film festivals. I am well versed across a range of genres: documentary, drama, reality, advertising, shorts, wildlife, and current affairs. I am a deeply engaged narrative and visual editor with strong story doctor and narrative problem solving skills. I can provide you support across all phases of production: from conceptualisation to technical workflow planning, shooting for edit, offline editing, and story troubleshooting. I am adept at managing long form projects and series with multiple episodes.

 

To add to my professional experience I have a strong academic background giving me a critical thinking approach to my work. In 2015 I completed my Ph.D. focusing on home video, personal history and memory. I work at universities like Wits, Open Window, ADFA and I was also the training manager for Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking. I am a published author in filmmaking journals. During my career I have earned the nickname comrade supercuts :)

LET'S WORK TOGETHER: CONTACT ME

nikkicomninos@gmail.com

+27 83 270 8767

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