Jamaican editor Twain Richardson joins Goldcrest in NYC
July 18, 2022

Jamaican editor Twain Richardson joins Goldcrest in NYC

NEW YORK CITY — Twain Richardson, a conform editor with credits that span television, documentaries, advertising and shorts, has joined Goldcrest Post (goldcrestpostny.com). A native of Jamaica, where he headed finishing studio Frame of Reference for the past 12 years, his background also includes work as an editor and colorist with PostMasters, DSE Media and Hype TV. He has also served as a demo artist for Blackmagic Design at the annual NAB show in Las Vegas.

Some of Richardson’s credits include the Oscar-shortlisted documentary All In: The Fight for Democracy for Amazon Prime, the BAFTA-nominated documentary Becoming Cousteau for Nat Geo, and the provocative documentary Britney vs Spears for Netflix. He has a history with Goldcrest, having worked remotely with the post house on several recent projects, including the fifth season of the Netflix series Somebody Feed Phil. Recently, he served as finishing editor on Hell of a Cruise from Goldcrest Films and director Nick Quested. Slated for release this fall, the feature-length documentary tells the story of the Diamond Princess, a cruise ship that experienced a COVID outbreak during the early days of the pandemic.

“We were very impressed with Twain’s dedication, skill and enthusiasm,” says Goldcrest managing director Domenic Rom. “His dream has been to work in New York, and we are thrilled to have him realize that dream as part of our team.”

“I love the whole process of editing,” says Richardson, “the problem-solving, whether it’s the technical challenge of converting frame rates or the broader responsibility of taking a project from offline though online to delivery.”

Richardson is a member of Post New York Alliance and serves on its education and diversity committees. He has also organized several PNYA events focused on editorial and color. For five years, he hosted a workshop in tandem with the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) to interest high-school students in film industry careers. It was his remote collaboration with Goldcrest that inspired him to leave Jamaica and relocate to New York City. 

“Joining Goldcrest is an opportunity to work on more diverse and higher profile projects,” he explains. “I believe I bring a fresh perspective, and I think my experience as a facility owner has made me a better editor and collaborator.”