Orlando Cubitt - Director & Film & Video Editor - London, UK
I am an award-winning director of short drama, branded content, TVCs and music promos.
I edit the majority of my own work and for an increasing number of clients.
Recent short films I have written and directed are ‘Esme Winters’, 'Two Seas' and 'Toof' - these have screened globally at festivals including the BFI London Film Festival. Two Seas and Esme Winters were funded by Film London and Creative England.
I'm a confident writer and constantly self-generate. I have written several features which both got picked up for development. In 2015 I co-wrote the short film 'Two Sides' with Lorie Trainor Buckingham and James Copeman for Cornetto; the short was a massive international success and also became part of a pop-up cinema event in Westfield Stratford.
I have previously been commissioned to direct commercial and content films for global brands, charities and NGOs including: Heineken; Asda; the Welsh Rugby Union; Boots; McDonalds; Glaxosmithkline, and Ford UK amongst others.
I work with all levels of talent from first time actors to CEOs of global companies. Previous commissioners for my video work, alongside the regular labels, include Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sonny Takar at Syco and several promos for Eurovision at the BBC.
I have directed and interviewed talent across the world including: Cara Delavigne; Daisy Lowe; Cheryl Cole; Lionel Messi; Dame Kelly Holmes; the Brownlee Brothers; Alan Carr; David Walliams; Holly Valance, and Adam Hills.
In the past I have been subcontracted to write tenders, voiceover scripts and edit numerous films for the UK government, including work for the Financial Ombudsman; the Food Standards Agency, and the National Crime Agency.
Film and Video Editing
In 2014 I worked to develop my skills as an editor on a daily basis, improving my technical understanding of workflows, seamless audio editing of interviews and best practices for working as part of an edit team.
This experience combined with my years as a director means that I combine 'storytelling' with practical and technical knowledge and can now offer editing as part of my directing or as a separate booking. My preferred NLE is Premiere Pro CC.