Xavier Russell is an award winning Film Editor with over 30 years experience. Working in both drama, factual and arts documentaries. Winning the Prix Italia for the documentary - 'Vaughan Williams: A Symphonic Portrait' in 1984.
Xavier also edited the BAFTA award winning series - 'Howard Goodhall's Big Bangs' music series in 1990.
Xavier won a BISFA craft editing award for the corporate film - 'Excuse Me , But That's My Car' in 1987.
Last year Xavier picked up the '2019 Televisual Bulldog' award for 'Best Editing' on 'Killing Eve'.
Xavier has also edited acclaimed series such as - 'Zen', 'The Hour', 'The Musketeers', 'Dickensian', 'Cold Feet', 'Dr Who', 'Delicious', 'The Mallorca Files', 'Strike Back', 'Killing Eve' and 'The Witcher'.
Xavier recently worked in Rome, Italy on a new eight part series- 'Leonardo'. The series
is based on the extraordinary life of renowned Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci. Xavier worked with directors Daniel Percival and Alexis Cahill . Leonardo is being played by Aidan Turner.
On the music front Xavier was recently invited to narrate on a new song entitled
'Out For The Glory' for Power Metal Kings - Helloween. The song will feature on the band's
as yet untitled sixteenth studio album which is due for release in early 2021. The album is currently being mixed in New York. Helloween sadly had to cancel their proposed 2020 - 'United Alive World Tour Part:ll' due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The tour will now kick off in St. Petersburg, Russia on April 16th 2021 and run through
to June 2021. Tickets will remain valid from the cancelled shows.
Keeping on the music theme Xavier has also edited and directed many music videos including: Elton John's Nikita and Andrew Lloyd Webber's - Phantom Of The Opera. As well as being a film editor Xavier for many years has been a freelance journalist for such publications as - Sounds , Kerrang ! and Classic Rock Presents - AOR. Xavier also co-wrote - Metallica - A Visual Documentary for Omnibus Press.
Xavier is currently a regular contributor to the rock magazine - 'Rock Candy', which is now
available in most good newsagents and bookshops in both the UK and USA.
Xavier can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org