LOS ANGELES — Edit house The Den (thedeneditorial.com), which launched last year, recently welcomed Tobias Suhm to their team, further expanding the studio’s finishing and post production capabilities. Suhm has worked with international brands and garnered numerous industry accolades. The Beardyman music video 6 am (Ready to Write), featuring Joe Rogan and directed by his long-time friend and collaborator, Ian Pons Jewell, is counted as one of his favorite projects to date. The piece won the UK Music Video Award for Best Dance Music Video last year. His Skittles ad Yogurt Boy and the Michelob spot Call from Nature are also among the work he’s most proud of.
Suhm hails from a small town in the southwest corner of Germany, known as the Black Forest. After high school, he left for Munich, where he completed a three-year film editing apprenticeship at a German broadcast station before heading to film school. He attended Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and upon graduating, moved to Berlin, where he lived and worked for nine years until making the leap to Los Angeles to edit at Whitehouse Post.
“Tobias is an amazing artist,” says Christjan Jordan, co-founder/editor at The Den. “He is an epic storyteller and his work truly showcases both his editing skills and his creativity. I am beyond thrilled to have him join us as a partner at The Den. His warmth, humor, and expertise will help continue to shape our growing company.”
“I like that editing is a kind of intangible mystery artform,” says Suhm. “Everyone knows what a cinematographer does or a screenwriter, but when it comes to editing, it all seems to be a kind of mystery that is hard to come by - and yet it has such a tremendous impact on the overall outcome of a film.”