“One of the films chief assets is its gorgeous look, aided immeasurably by
Iain Kitching’s lean editing. Slick, muscular, entertaining and emotionally satisfying.”
- Hollywood Reporter on My Brother the Devil
Iain has been editing since 2000. He is a member of the Guild of British Film and Television Editors.
In 2014, he worked on 'Babylon', Executive Produced by Danny Boyle. The writers/producers were Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain with Jon Brown and it was Produced by Robert Jones and Derrin Schlesinger.
In 2012, the feature film 'My Brother the Devil' cut by Iain won numerous awards including Best European Film at Berlinale, Best Cinematography at Sundance, Best Newcomer (for Director Sally El Hosaini) at the BFI London Film Festival and the Worldview Sundance Impact Award at Sundance London among others. It was also nominated for many other awards world wide.
Also in 2012, the History Miniseries 'The Bible' on which he worked was nominated for an Emmy.
After gaining a BA(Hons) in English he then moved into the media studying for a postgraduate diploma in film and television Production/Operations from Artts International. Upon graduation he received the Award of Excellence for a Final Term Project that he edited.
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22 2012: (L-R) Editor Iain Kitching, actor James Floyd, Sundance Film Festival Senior Programmer David Courier, director Sally El Hosaini, actor Fady Elsayed, and actor Said Taghmaoui attend the 'My Brother the Devil' premiere during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival held at Prospector Square on January 22, 2012 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Clayton Chase/Getty Images)
He has developed an understanding of many other aspects of the industry through his belief in practical experience. He has learned about performance by acting in theatre productions. He played Laertes in ‘Hamlet’, Silvio Lombardi in Carlo Goldoni’s ‘The Servant of Two Masters’, and Iain in Robert Murphy's ’Nowhere Fast’ that was performed at the Pleasance Theatre during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He even played a zombie in ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and a young Abraham Lincoln in ‘Mystery Files’ which placed him in the most narcissistic situation imaginable - editing himself!
Iain is also a musician, and was taught classical guitar from 11 years old.
He believes that all of these interests come together in the edit suite and this holistic view aids him in making the best cut.