John Moffat

Editor

Contact Details

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Profile

BAFTA nominated editor with over 13 years experience cutting award-winning documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4, PBS, and Al-Jazeera. John is able to work closely or independently with a director creating compelling narratives.

Several films he has cut have won or been nominated for Emmy’s, DuPont, Broadcast, Grierson and BAFTA's.

Selected Credits

12 Broken MindsDocumentaryFirecracker
for Discovery+
Editor, offline
Bold, intimate and thought-provoking, this documentary explores what life is really like living with a mental health disorder.
What if Putin Goes Nuclear?Current AffairsRogan Prods
for Channel 4
Editor, offline
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.
Litvinenko:
The Mayfair Poisonings
DocumentaryFirecracker
for ITV
Editor, offline
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.
Boris Johnson:
Has He Run Out of Road?
Current AffairsRogan Prods
for Channel 4
Editor, offline
Is Boris Johnson, the great political survivor, finished? Britain's top political interviewer Andrew Neil has the inside track on the Tories in turmoil.
The Antifreeze KillerDocumentaryPlum Pictures
for ABC 20/20
Editor, offline
Features an exclusive prison interview with Diane Staudte, the mother behind a sinister plot to poison her husband and two children.
The Repair ShopFactual EntertainmentRicochet
for BBC Two
Editor, offline
Enter a workshop filled with expert craftspeople, bringing loved pieces of family history and the memories they hold back to life.
The World’s Fattest Man:
10 Years On
DocumentaryNevision
for ITV
Editor, offline
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.
World’s Deadliest KidsDocumentaryCrackit Prods
for Discovery+
Editor, offline
True crime series that investigates some of the most notorious, bone-chilling and fascinating murder cases committed by young offenders.
Leaving AfghanistanDocumentaryClover Films
for Frontline PBS
Editor, offline
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.
For the Love of KitchensEntertainmentBetty TV
for Discovery
Editor, offline
Paul O’Leary, Helen Parker and Robin McLellan lead an extraordinary community of skilled artisans, crafting bespoke hand-made kitchens
Paddington Station 24/7
Series 4
Observational DocumentaryITV Studios
for Channel 5
Editor, offline
Spring and Cheltenham races sees thousands of extra passengers arrive.
Countdown to MurderDocumentaryCrackit Productions
for Channel 5
Editor, offline
Tells the stories of some of Britain’s most notorious murders.
The World's Most Luxurious PrisonDocumentaryKnickerbockerglory
for C5
Editor, offline
Behind the walls of Halden Prison in Norway.
Salvage Hunters:
The Restorers Series
Observational DocumentaryCurve Media
for Quest
Editor, offline
Series 3. Ep 2 & 3.
Salvage expert & dealer Drew Pritchard travels across the country in search of antiques to sell.
Gordon, Gino & Fred: Road TripObservational DocumentaryStudio Ramsay
for ITV
Editor, offline
Series 2.
The Best Little Prison In Britain DocumentaryAmazing Prods
for ITV
Editor, offline
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.
Ross Kemp:
Inside Belmarsh Prison
Observational DocumentaryITV Studios
for ITV
Editor, offline
Ross Kemp goes inside HMP Belmarsh, the UK's most notorious Category A prison, for an unflinching look at life behind bars.

Great Train Stations Of The WorldObservational DocumentaryTim Pritchard Prods
for Channel 5
Editor, offline
24 Hours in A & EObservational DocumentaryThe Garden Prods
for Channel 4
Editor, offline
Offering unprecedented access to one of Britain's busiest A&E departments.
Panorama:
Call Me Dad
DocumentaryRogan Prods
for BBC One
Editor, offline
Panorama:
Adult Social Care
DocumentaryRogan Prods
for BBC One
Editor, offline
Inside The US EmbassyObservational DocumentaryField Day
for Channel 4
Editor, offline
Ep 1. Observational film following Woody Johnson, the new ambassador to the UK as he seeks to redefine the special relationship post Brexit.
Panorama:
Help Me Keep My Baby
Observational DocumentaryAntidote
for BBC
Editor, offline
Observational film following a group of mothers battling to keep their children while in drug rehab.
Generation GiftedObservational DocumentaryBast
for BBC2
Editor, offline
Ep 1. Additional Editing.
Generation Gifted takes a unique look at social mobility through the eyes of six bright teenagers.
Paddington Station 24/7Observational DocumentaryITV Studios
for Channel 5
Editor, offline
Ep 1 & 7. 2 x 60 mins. Inside one of Britain's busiest train station.
999: On The FrontlineObservational DocumentaryCurve Media
for More4
Editor, offline
Following multiple crews from the West Midlands Ambulance Service.
Inside King's Cross:
The Railway
Observational DocumentaryPotato
for Channel 5
Editor, offline
1 x 60 mins.
Secrets Of The National TrustHistorical DocumentarySpun Gold
for Channel 5
Editor, offline
2 x 60 mins. Episodes 1 & 2. Explores the UK organisation & the array of historic houses & landscapes under its watch.
Gypsy Kids:
Our Secret World
Observational DocumentaryChannel 5Editor, offline
1 x 60 mins. Follows children who grow up knowing the freedom & the conflict that comes with being part of the Gypsy & Traveller community.
An Hour To Save Your LifeDocumentaryBoundless Prods
for BBC Two
Editor, offline
1 x 60 mins. Exploring the life or death decisions facing doctors in the first critical hour of emergency care.
Love CommandosObservational DocumentaryRise FilmsEditor, offline
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.
Jordan:
State of a Kingdom
DocumentaryOR MediaEditor, offline
1 x 60 mins. Landmark series that exports the challenges facing the Kingdom of Jordan during the reign of King Abdullah.
Panorama:
Britain’s Mental Health Crisis
Observational DocumentaryCaravan Media
for BBC
Editor, offline
1 x 60 mins. Exclusive access to one of the UK's largest front line mental health trusts.
Hurricane SandyDocumentaryDragonfly
for BBC
Editor, offline
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.
Incredibly Small WorldDocumentaryDragonfly
for Nat Geo
Editor, offline
1 x 52 mins
The Dancing Boys of AfghanistanDocumentaryTrue Stories
for Channel 4
Editor, offline & online
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
The Missing EvidenceDocumentaryBlink TV
for Channel 5
Editor, offline
1 x 48 mins
Panorama:
Murder in the Alps
DocumentaryBBCEditor, offline
1 x 60 mins additional editing. Asking why a British family & a French cyclist were brutally murdered by a hit-man.
Pakistan's Open SecretDocumentaryMore4Editor, offline
1 x 52 mins
The Food InspectorsDocumentaryBetty TV
for BBC
Editor, offline
1 x 60 mins
Battle for SyriaDocumentaryZDF
for PBS
Editor, offline & online
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
Opium BridesDocumentaryFrontline
for PBS
Editor, offline
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
Inside Al-Qeada DocumentaryFrontline
for PBS
Editor, offline & online
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
Afghanistan:
Behind Enemy Lines
DocumentaryChannel 4Editor, offline & online
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
The Taliban HuntersDocumentaryFrontline
for PBS
Editor, offline
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.
Taliban Child FightersDocumentaryChannel 4Editor, offline
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.
Sudan:
History of a Broken Land
DocumentaryAl JazeeraEditor, offline
3 x 48 mins. This landmark series looks at the history of a troubled country.
Afghanistan at WorkDocumentaryToloEditor, offline
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 fist person vignettes.
The Kumbh MelaDocumentaryKeo Films
for Nat Geo
Editor, offline
1 x 48 mins
Heaven & Hell DocumentaryClover FilmsEditor, offline & online
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.
The Promoters DocumentaryClover FilmsEditor, offline & online
1 x 52 mins.
Africa Rising DocumentaryProbe TVEditor, offline
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
Whiskey in the Jar FeatureClover FilmsEditor, offline & online
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.
Westray Queen O' the Islands DocumentaryClover FilmsEditor, offline
1 x 50 mins
The Treasures of Tibet DocumentaryDiscover ChinaEditor, offline & online
1 x 52 mins
Final Betrayal DocumentaryProbe TV
for NDR
Editor, offline
1 x 50 mins. Exposing the truth behind the murder of CIA agent Freddy Woodruff in the former soviet state of Georgia.
Colgate Smile Music PromoSpun FilmsEditor, offline
Pixies Lott's "I Love Your Smile"



VariousPromoThe Hub PlusEditor, online
Tourism Australia
Gillette Razors
Philips
Philips Aurea

Equipment Used

Avid
Final Cut Pro (FCP)