Detroit's Hiatus adds editor Joe Kell
April 26, 2021

Detroit's Hiatus adds editor Joe Kell

DETROIT — Creative editorial and post production boutique Hiatus ( recently welcomed editor Joe Kell to its team. The announcement comes as the studio celebrates its third anniversary. Kell joins Hiatus from Friendshop in New York.

Kell spent a decade in New York, working across a wide spectrum of genres and formats. At Hiatus, he aspires to create meaningful experiences for audiences through his work.

“Coming from another boutique editorial shop, I'm used to working in a small, collaborative environment, almost like its own creative agency,” he explains. “I also love that Hiatus is an editor-owned shop with a high bar for their creative output. Their work has a strong point of view and a unique voice, making it a natural home for my editing style.”

Recent collaborations for Kell include a commercial campaign for the Australian-based liquor brand Mercury Cider, via BBDO/Melbourne, and a director’s cut of Women Who Power America for Ford. Hiatus recently contributed to We Need To Do Something, which debuts at the Tribeca Film Festival in June. The horror picture from director Sean King O’Grady is from the producers of Saw and Bird Box.