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.
In 2019 Xavier picked up the 'Televisual Bulldog' award for 'Best Editing' on 'Killing Eve'.
More recently - 'Queen of Spain' a short film that Xavier edited picked up 'Best Short Film 2020' award
at 'The London International Short Film Festival 2020'.
Xavier has also edited acclaimed series such as - 'Zen', 'The Hour', 'The Musketeers', 'Dickensian', 'Cold Feet', 'Dr Who', 'Delicious', 'Strike Back', 'Killing Eve', 'The Witcher', 'Leonardo' and
'The Chelsea Detective'
Xavier recently completed editing two episodes of 'Three Pines' a new detective drama
series filmed on location in Quebec, Canada and starring Alfred Molina. The series is produced
by Left Bank Pictures for Amazon. And is due to be screened in the Fall of 2022.
STOP PRESS: FILM
Xavier is currently editing as yet untitled - 'Feature Drama/Documentary set in China'
Xavier is working with director James Tovell. A Lion TV Production for Netflix.
Xavier is also working on another Drama/Documentary - 'Masacre en el Valle de los Mormones'
Xavier will be editing in Lima, Peru with director Paul Wilmshurst. Pacha Films for Discovery Channel.
STOP PRESS: MUSIC
Xavier has just delivered the CD Booklet Notes for legendary boogie rockers - Foghat ,
who's legendary song - 'Slow Ride' features in the current Tom Cruise film 'Top Gun: Maverick'. This 5 CD Clamshell Box Set will house the band's first five studio albums'.
Available later this year through Warner Recording for HNE Recordings.
Xavier has has also delivered the CD booklet notes for a 3 CD Box Set
for North Carolina's finest - Nantucket. The band's first three albums -
'Nantucket', 'Your Face or Mine?' and 'Long Way To The Top' originally recorded for
the Epic label are now being reissued through Rock Candy Records and will be
available in 2022.
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 a regular contributor to the rock magazine - 'Rock Candy', which is now
available in most good newsagents and bookshops both in the UK, Europe and USA.
Xavier can be contacted at: email@example.com