Nick Lear



Nick is a highly respected and award-winning editor with credits spanning 18 years across Broadcast, Documentary, Commercials and Music Videos. He has credits for Discovery+, Sky, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and CNN.

Initially in the commercials and promos space, he won two prestigious D&AD pencils as well as Antville music video editor of the year. He brings that level of craft editing to his many years of documentary work, which has lead him to work with directors like Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish and with production companies in the US as well as the UK.

He is an expert in all things post production and a regular contributor for Pro Video Coalition.


Beyond Borders

Discovery+ Original feature length doc cut from over 200 hours of footage of the round the world flight attempt of Louis Cole and JP Schulze in a 50 year old Cessna 210 single-engine airplane.
Dir: Louis Cole.
1 x 90′

Live The Adventure
for Discovery+
Feature DocumentaryEditor
Bethlehem: No Room For Peace

Doc on the Israel/Palestine conflict. Voiced by Tamsin Greig, the film looks at the Israeli West Bank barrier from both sides – interviewing both Israelis and Palestinians.
Dir: Simon Dinsell.
1 x 60′

Salt Pictures
for ITV
Secret World of Magic

Pete Firman and Alistair Cook, ace magicians take us on a mysterious tour of magic, meeting their heroes as they reveal secrets of the world’s most legendary tricks.
Dir: Simon Dinsell.
6 x 60′

Objective Prods
for Sky One
The Real Hustle pilot

A team of real-life confidence tricksters carry out notorious scams on unsuspecting members of the general public, whilst hidden cameras capture all the action.

Salt Prods
for BBC Three
Factual EntertainmentEditor
A.I.: A Double Edged Sword

This documentary interviews experts on Artificial Intelligence and asks the question – is it here to help us or harm us?
Dir: Edward El Hayek.
1 x 50′

Manenberg FilmsDocumentaryEditor
Hot Fuzz: The Fuzzball Rally

Following the Hot Fuzz crew of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost around the US during their media tour after launching the film.
Dir: Joe Cornish.
1 x 71′

Big Talk
for DVD and BluRay
Feature DocumentaryEditor
Scott Pilgrim Vs the World

Dreamy delivery girl Ramona captures Scott Pilgrim’s heart, but he must vanquish all seven of her evil exes in martial arts battles to win her love.
Dir: Edgar Wright.

Big TalkFeature FilmPre-Production Editor
My Floating Home

Follows the exploits of individuals, couples and families who dream of leaving landlocked suburbia behind and instead live in a home that floats.

Windfall Films
for Channel 4
Factual EntertainmentAdditional Editor
Chateau DIY

From crumbling ceilings to time-worn turrets, British families discover what it takes to buy and renovate beautiful chateaux in France.

Kindling Media
for Channel 4
Factual EntertainmentAdditional Editor

Investigates new evidence that reveals the myths and mysteries behind ancient civilizations and the iconic megastructures they built.

Windfall Films
for Discovery US
Factual EntertainmentAdditional Editor
Green Nettle

Green Nettle is a project that produces sustainable eco-material from large stinging nettles grown on the beautiful slopes of Mount Kenya. It brings livelihoods to local farmers and at the same time contributes to the fight against climate change. This award winning short documentary shows the process and the transformation of the farmers lives.
Winner: UN Better Cities.
1 x 3′

Manenberg FilmsDocumentaryEditor
Death Wish Live

1 x 60′

Objective Prods
for Channel 4
Factual EntertainmentEditor
Moving Day

The series shows the stresses and strains of moving house.
40 x 30′

RDF Television
for ITV
Factual EntertainmentFinishing Editor
Monkey Magic

Show made up of short tricks and stunts by magicians Jonathan Goodwin, Pete Firman, Ali Cook and Pete McCahon.
1 x 45′

Objective Prods
for Channel 5
Factual EntertainmentFinishing Editor

Short observational documentaries of people from around the globe.
10 x 10′

Fluent ProdsDocumentaryEditor
BBC Storyworks

Short documentaries from around the world covering science, technology and the environment.
6 x 5′

Manenberg FilmsDocumentaryEditor
CNN: Design for Life

Short spots for CNN on interesting global figures.
3 x 3′

Family Strong

A series of web episodes documenting US families surviving lockdown.

Fluent ProductionsDocumentaryEditor

A straight8 film competition finalist short film featuring Hollywood stars Steve Oram and Alice Lowe.
Cannes premiere.
1 x 4′

Straight8Short FilmDirector
Sony PlayStation

D&AD Pencil.
2 x 30′

LOVEDigital ShortEditor
SunLife Direct

Dir. Jevon O’Neill

Hubbleberry ProdsCommercialEditor

Dir. Jevon O’Neill

Hubbleberry ProdsCommercialEditor

Dir. Simon Willows

BlinkInk ProdsCommercialEditor

Dir. Simon Willows

BlinkInk ProdsCommercialEditor

Dir. Freddie Reed

Babyshambles 'Delivery'


HSI LondonMusic VideoEditor
Battles 'Tonto'

D&AD Pencil.

Warp FilmsMusic VideoEditor
Maxïmo Park 'Karaoke Plays'
Warp FilmsMusic VideoEditor
Sandi Thom

Dir. Mark Adcock

Alchemy FilmsMusic VideoEditor
Iain Archer

Dir. Mark Adcock

Alchemy FilmsMusic VideoEditor
Jaime Scott

Dir. Paul Gore

Flynn ProdsMusic VideoEditor

Dir. Marco Sandeman

Flynn ProdsMusic VideoEditor

For all bookings please call (+44) 020 7287 6110 or email


Undergrad and Masters at Cambridge (Natural Sciences).


Custom built work-from-home setup with fast fibre internet
Full Adobe Creative Cloud suite (Premiere Pro, After Effects, etc.)
Avid Media Composer
DaVinci Resolve Studio
iZotope Post Production Suite (RX Advanced, etc.)
Neat Video Noise Reduction
Topaz Video Enhance AI