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Leah Burton ascends to editing roster at Final Cut

Leah Burton ascends to editing roster at Final Cut

Promonews - 5th Feb 2024

Final Cut has announced the addition of Leah Burton to the company's roster of editors in London, promoted from her previous position of assistant editor. 

Burton has risen through the ranks at the Fitzrovia-based edit house, and this 'homegrown' talent at Final Cut has already scooped awards and nominations for her work in commercials and music videos. In 2022, she was nominated for Best Editing at British Arrows’ inaugural Young Arrows Awards and, more recently, was named Best New Editor at the Kinsale Shark Awards. 

In the world of music videos, she has worked with artists such as Maverick Sabre, Olivia Dean and Maisie Peters, while her commercial clients include British Airways, Dr. Martens, Concern Worldwide, Formula 1 and On Running. Christmas 2023 saw her cut a number of social films for John Lewis’ celebrated festive campaign, working with director Hugh Mulhern.

Born in Belfast and raised mostly in Australia, Burton returned to the UK in 2012 to study film and, soon after, got a start in post-production as a runner at Final Cut. Burton absorbed all she could about the craft while assisting editors Joe Guest and Amanda James, putting that experience to work on her own projects across short films, music videos, and branded content. 

“I'm so excited to be joining a group of editors that are not only some of the world’s most talented, but also the loveliest and most supportive bunch of people," says Burton. "Final Cut has been such a family to me. Taking this next step in my career, I couldn't ask for a nicer home.”

Final Cut EP Michelle Corney says: “It's always such an exciting time to promote homegrown talent to the roster. Leah has a fresh and expressive style and is extremely dedicated to the craft. She's also an absolute joy to be around! Can't wait to see what this next chapter in her editing career brings.”

“It’s always sad to lose a bloody good assistant (and drinking partner),” says Final Cut editor and partner Joe Guest, “But it’s been a privilege to 'Mr. Miyagi' Leah into becoming an award-winning editor in her own right. My only regret is not improving her sneaker game…”

• Watch Leah Burton’s showreel at Final Cut here

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