John Moffat

Editor

PROFILE

BAFTA-nominated editor with over 15 years’ experience cutting award-winning documentaries, John thrives on both collaborative and independent work with directors to craft compelling narratives.

Several of the films he has cut have been nominated or won prestigious awards, including Emmys, DuPonts, Broadcast Awards, Griersons, and BAFTAs.

 

EXPERIENCE: Credits
United?

In the run up to the 2024 election US pollster extraordinaire Frank Luntz seeks to understand why Americans are more divided than ever before and how a second Trump presidency could tear the country apart.

Fulwell 73
DocumentaryEditor, offline
The Murder of Melanie Hall

On the night of 8th June 1996, 25-year-old Melanie was enjoying an evening out with her friends in a local nightclub in Bath. But their night of harmless fun quickly turned into tragedy.

Firecracker
for Channel 5
DocumentaryEditor, offline
The Clinic

This timely documentary tells the story of the rise and fall of the Tavistock Centre’s Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS), now one of the most controversial units in the NHS.

Rogan Scotland
for ITV
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Body on the Beach: What Happened to Annie?

The series follows young journalist Hazel Martin – who has become fascinated by Annie’s story. Hearing from friends and family, a range of experts and the police who first worked on the case, Hazel launches her own in-depth investigation into what really happened.

Rogan Scotland
for BBC
DocumentaryEditor, offline
12 Broken Minds

4 Part Limited Series.
Mimi and Don Gavin lived the American dream with their twelve children until, one by one, the kids began to succumb to schizophrenia. The surviving siblings recount the horrific story of how the illness ripped their family apart and how they became subjects of medical research trying to unlock the cause of the psychosis. Was it genetic or was their mother to blame…

Firecracker
for HBO MAX
DocumentaryEditor, offline
What if Putin Goes Nuclear?

As President Putin put Russia’s strategic nuclear forces on high alert, the world held its breath. Jon Snow explores what the threat of a nuclear attack might mean for us all.

Rogan Prods
for Channel 4
Current AffairsEditor, offline
Litvinenko: The Mayfair Poisonings

This is the real story of not just a murder inquiry, but also a radiation health emergency that shocked the world – told by the people that were actually there.

Firecracker
for ITV
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Boris Johnson: Has He Run Out of Road?

Is Boris Johnson, the great political survivor, finished? Britain’s top political interviewer Andrew Neil has the inside track on the Tories in turmoil.

Rogan Prods
for Channel 4
Current AffairsEditor, offline
The Antifreeze Killer

Features an exclusive prison interview with Diane Staudte, the mother behind a sinister plot to poison her husband and two children.

Plum Pictures
for ABC 20/20
DocumentaryEditor, offline
The World’s Fattest Man: 10 Years On

Unique documentary, filmed over 11 years, charting how Paul Mason from Ipswich took his life to the extreme, reaching nearly 80 stone as his food addiction became out of control.

Nevision
for ITV
DocumentaryEditor, offline
World’s Deadliest Kids

True crime series that investigates some of the most notorious, bone-chilling and fascinating murder cases committed by young offenders.

Crackit Prods
for Discovery+
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Leaving Afghanistan

Investigating the consequences of America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan. With exclusive access to a militant wing of the Taliban, correspondent Najibullah Quraishi tells the story of Iran’s growing influence across Afghanistan.

Clover Films
for Frontline PBS
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Paddington Station 24/7 Series 4

Spring and Cheltenham races sees thousands of extra passengers arrive.

ITV Studios
for Channel 5
Observational DocumentaryEditor, offline
Countdown to Murder

Tells the stories of some of Britain’s most notorious murders.

Crackit Productions
for Channel 5
DocumentaryEditor, offline
The World's Most Luxurious Prison
Knickerbockerglory
for C5
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Salvage Hunters: The Restorers Series

Series 3. Ep 2 & 3.
Salvage expert & dealer Drew Pritchard travels across the country in search of antiques to sell.

Curve Media
for Quest
Observational DocumentaryEditor, offline
Gordon, Gino & Fred: Road Trip
Studio Ramsay
for ITV
Observational DocumentaryEditor, offline
The Best Little Prison In Britain

Exploring the only prison on the Isle of Man, which houses 150 inmates & is governed on an entirely different legal system from the rest of the UK.

Amazing Prods
for ITV
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Ross Kemp: Inside Belmarsh Prison

Ross Kemp goes inside HMP Belmarsh, the UK’s most notorious Category A prison, for an unflinching look at life behind bars.

ITV Studios
for ITV
Observational DocumentaryEditor, offline
Great Train Stations Of The World
Tim Pritchard Prods
for Channel 5
Observational DocumentaryEditor, offline
24 Hours in A & E

Offering unprecedented access to one of Britain’s busiest A&E departments.

The Garden Prods
for Channel 4
Observational DocumentaryEditor, offline
Panorama: Call Me Dad
Rogan Prods
for BBC One
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Panorama: Adult Social Care
Rogan Prods
for BBC One
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Inside The US Embassy

Ep 1. Observational film following Woody Johnson, the new ambassador to the UK as he seeks to redefine the special relationship post Brexit.

Field Day
for Channel 4
Observational DocumentaryEditor, offline
Panorama: Help Me Keep My Baby

Observational film following a group of mothers battling to keep their children while in drug rehab.

Antidote
for BBC
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Generation Gifted

Ep 1. Additional Editing.
Generation Gifted takes a unique look at social mobility through the eyes of six bright teenagers.

Blast
for BBC2
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Paddington Station 24/7

Ep 1 & 7. 2 x 60 mins. Inside one of Britain’s busiest train station.

ITV Studios
for Channel 5
Observational DocumentaryEditor. offline
999: On The Frontline

Following multiple crews from the West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Curve Media
for More4
Observational DocumentaryEditor, offline
Inside King's Cross: The Railway

1 x 60 mins.

Potato
for Channel 5
Observational DocumentaryEditor, offline
Secrets Of The National Trust

2 x 60 mins. Episodes 1 & 2. Explores the UK organisation & the array of historic houses & landscapes under its watch.

Spun Gold
for Channel 5
Historical DocumentaryEditor, offline
Gypsy Kids: Our Secret World

1 x 60 mins. Follows children who grow up knowing the freedom & the conflict that comes with being part of the Gypsy & Traveller community.

Channel 5Observational DocumentaryEditor, offline
An Hour To Save Your Life

1 x 60 mins. Exploring the life or death decisions facing doctors in the first critical hour of emergency care.

Boundless Prods
for BBC Two
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Love Commandos

1 x 60 mins. Following a group of ordinary men on an extraordinary mission: to change their country’s archaic views on love, honour and marriage, one couple at a time.

Rise FilmsObservational DocumentaryEditor, offline
Jordan: State of a Kingdom

1 x 60 mins. Landmark series that exports the challenges facing the Kingdom of Jordan during the reign of King Abdullah.

OR MediaDocumentaryEditor, offline
Panorama: Britain’s Mental Health Crisis

1 x 60 mins. Exclusive access to one of the UK’s largest front line mental health trusts.

Caravan Media
for BBC
Observational DocumentaryEditor, offline
Hurricane Sandy

1 x 52 mins. Fast turnaround dramatic minute by minute account of the superstorm that brought New York State to its knees. Includes a forensic analysis of the devastation wreaked during the storm.

Dragonfly
for BBC
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Incredibly Small World

1 x 52 mins

Dragonfly
for Nat Geo
DocumentaryEditor, offline
The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan

1 x 52 mins. Investigating the practice of’ Bacha Bazzi’ where boys as young as 10 are forced into a life of sexual exploitation.
Nominated: BAFTA Award

True Stories
for Channel 4
DocumentaryEditor, offline & online
The Missing Evidence

1 x 48 mins

Blink TV
for Channel 5
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Panorama: Murder in the Alps

1 x 60 mins additional editing. Asking why a British family & a French cyclist were brutally murdered by a hit-man.

BBCDocumentaryEditor, offline
Pakistan's Open Secret

1 x 52 mins

More4DocumentaryEditor, offline
The Food Inspectors

1 x 60 mins

Betty TV
for BBC
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Battle for Syria

1 x 30 mins. Following Syrian army defector Commander Abu Mohammed as he leads a small band of untrained fighters attempting to liberate Aleppo.
Winner: Emmy Award

ZDF
for PBS
DocumentaryEditor, offline & online
Opium Brides

1 x 52 mins. When the US military destroys their crops opium farmers are forced to trade their daughters in order to pay their debts.
Winner: Emmy Award

Frontline
for PBS
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Inside Al-Qeada

1 x 52 mins. Guardian journalist Ghaith Abdual-Ahad travels into Yemen’s badlands &meets Al-Qaeda fighters who now control large parts of the country.
Winner: DuPont Award
Nominated: Emmy Award

Frontline
for PBS
DocumentaryEditor, offline & online
Afghanistan: Behind Enemy Lines

1 x 52 mins. Afghan journalist Najibullah Quaraishi embeds himself with an insurgent cell closer to Al-Qaeda than the Taliban, the notorious Hezb-i-Islam.
Nominated: BAFTA

Channel 4DocumentaryEditor, offline & online
The Taliban Hunters

1 x 52 mins. Journalist Mobeen Azhar travels to Pakistan’s biggest city where police are at war with the Taliban. Given rare access to the work of the police, Mobeen joins officers on a night time raid in search of the men who train suicide bombers.

Frontline
for PBS
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Taliban Child Fighters

1 x 52 mins. Going behind bars to tell the heartbreaking stories of several young boys whose crimes include attacking US soldiers & attempted suicide bombings.

Channel 4DocumentaryEditor, offline
Sudan: History of a Broken Land

3 x 48 mins. This landmark series looks at the history of a troubled country.

Al JazeeraDocumentaryEditor, offline
Afghanistan at Work

6 x 30 mins. A window into the soul of a much-maligned country shot through the working lives of ordinary people, from all walks of life revealed though fascinating first person vignettes.

ToloDocumentaryEditor, offline
The Kumbh Mela

1 x 48 mins

Keo Films
for Nat Geo
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Heaven & Hell

1 x 52 mins. On the outskirts of Nairobi a group of prostitutes, muggers & murders are building their own piece of heaven. Desperate to escape the horror of the slums & a fresh start these men, woman & children are building their own town from scratch at any cost.

Clover FilmsDocumentaryEditor, offline & online
The Promoters

1 x 52 mins.

Clover FilmsDocumentaryEditor, offline & online
Africa Rising

1 x 50 mins. Following a revolutionary new approach to ending the battle against famine, disease and poverty in Ethiopia. Narrated by Tilda Swindon.
Winner: One World MSG Award

Probe TVDocumentaryEditor, offline
Whiskey in the Jar

1 x 52 mins. Following a year in the life of the quirky & eccentric inhabitants of Tory island which is located off Ireland’s west coast.

Clover FilmsFeatureEditor, offline & online
Westray Queen O' the Islands

1 x 50 mins

Clover FilmsDocumentaryEditor, offline
The Treasures of Tibet
Discover ChinaDocumentaryEditor, offline & online
Final Betrayal

1 x 50 mins. Exposing the truth behind the murder of CIA agent Freddy Woodruff in the former soviet state of Georgia.

Probe TV
for NDR
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Various
  • Tourism Australia
  • Gillette Razors
  • Philips
  • Philips Aurea
The Hub PlusPromoEditor, offline
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