“A Life in Documentaries”, the series launched by Astra Film Festival in 2019 continues this year with a very special guest, British film editor, Andrew C. Evans, BFE
In a career spanning 30 years, Andrew has worked freelance for major TV Channels in the UK (BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5) and the US (Discovery, National Geographic) and has edited hundreds of documentaries of all genres – from observational to investigative and current affairs, from performative and participatory to science, reality and authored documentaries.
Born in London in 1974 to Emmy winning documentary director Nigel Evans, Andrew grew up on film sets from the age of 10 working as a sound recordist. In his teens he worked on a number of films as sound editor, cutting on film.
After studying at Oxford, Andrew became a runner at a London post-production company. Within a couple of years, he’d got himself an agent and had gone freelance. Twenty-five years later, Andrew is one of the busiest mainstream television documentary editors in the United Kingdom.
In recent years, Andrew has cut and helped launch the very successful VFX heavy science series “Strip the City” and a couple of new series from the “Gold Rush” franchise. These proved a massive success and have been watched by hundreds of millions worldwide.
Andrew is now well known for consulting on US programmes made in the UK. He is on the board of BECTU and British Film Editors (BFE). He has a unique insight into the world of television documentary, the effect that changing technology has had on programme making, and the politics of TV production.
”A Life in Documentaries” is an Astra Film series hosted by Bafta-nominated documentary director/producer, Liviu Tipurita.
Liviu and Andrew met at the BBC in 2007 and have worked together over a period of nine years making numerous successful documentaries and a fiction feature film. Three of their documentaries had Romanian subjects and received prestigious awards.
The discussion between Liviu and Andrew will be broadcast on Zoom on Sunday, 18th October at 18:00 hrs (BST) / 19:00 hrs (CET) / 20:00 hrs (EET). It will last for 50 minutes and will be followed by a 40 min Q&A session.