Sarah louise Bates
film & tv Editor
broadcast & features
Sarah has recently finished work on The Following Events are Based on a Pack of Lies for Sister Pictures / BBC (Dir Nicole Charles).
Other recent tv credits include Conversations With Friends for BBC / Hulu / Element Pictures (Dir Leanne Welham) and Industry for BBC / HBO / Bad Wolf (Dir Mary Nighy).
In 2018 Sarah cut feature film Connect with Director Marilyn Edmond, which premiered at Glasgow Film Festival in 2019, before being shown in cinemas across the UK.
Sarah's last short with director Natalie Malla Mairi was a finalist in the best editing category at the Chatham-Kent International Film Festival. It will also be included in Angaelica Film Festival, and the Barcelona International Film and Video festival, 2020.
In 2017, Sarah cut The Lost Films of Bloody Nora (Dir Sophia Di Martino) which was screened at LFF, LSFF and Underwire in 2018, and won the award for 'Best UK Short' at Berlin Independent Film Festival 2019.
In 2018 Jean (Dir Jim Hampton) was nominated for best editing at the Birmingham Film Festival.
Before becoming an editor full time, Sarah assembled on various projects including the final series of The Tunnel (Kudos), and cut Series 4 of BAFTA winning CBBC mystery drama Dixi.
Sarah has been working in post production for the last 15 years, beginning as a runner at post house Sumners in Manchester. After moving to London in 2010 she worked as an assistant editor on shows such as Luther, Flowers and Grantchester regularly working with high profile TV production companies Kudos, Sister Pictures and Tiger Aspect, amongst others.