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'.
A short film 'Queen of Spain' that Xavier edited picked up 'Best Short Film 2020'
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' and 'Leonardo'.
STOP PRESS: FILM
Xavier is currently editing 2 x 90 minute episodes of the new drama series
'The Chelsea Detective', starring Adrian Scarborough and Sonita Henry. The series is being produced by Peter Fincham and Ella Kelly for Expectation TV. Xavier is working with
director Darcia Martin. Filming commenced April 2021.
STOP PRESS: MUSIC
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 is the opening track on the band's
sixteenth studio album 'Helloween', which is now available through Nuclear Blast.
Xavier has just delivered CD Booklet notes for Vicious Rumors re-issue
'Welcome To The Ball', which will be available through Rock Candy Records
later this year.
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