LONDON — Berlin-based editor David Gesslbauer has joined The Quarry’s (the-quarry.co.uk) roster of editorial talent. A graduate of the prestigious Film Academy Baden-Württemberg, Gesslbauer has distinguished himself as a powerful storyteller whose work has received Clios, Silvers, Wooden Pencils and Kinsale Sharks, among many others.
This year alone, Gesslbauer picked up a D&AD Editing shortlist for Born Guilty, and a D&AD Wooden Pencil for his film We Will Become Better for LGBT Network Russia. He has also had success in the director seat, winning a Gold Young Director Award for his innovative short Unum, which defied standard aspect ratios by employing a circular frame.
At just 30, Gesslbauer has already cut commercials for Porsche, Tik Tok, Mercedes, ITV, Schweppes, BMW and Stella Artois. He’s also well versed in long-form, working on a range of projects that include Nowness-presented short films and mini documentaries, the Netflix documentary series A Perfect Crime, and an upcoming feature film. A huge music fan, particularly of rock and electronic, Gesslbauer edited the Specter Berlin-directed Deustchland music video for Rammstein.
“I’ve always loved the fantastic work coming from the UK and I'm thrilled that The Quarry opens that door for me,” says the editor. “By joining a roster of editors that I admire, I can’t wait to bring my craft to the next level.”
“We’re thrilled to represent David here in the UK,” adds managing director of The Quarry, Toby Abbott. “David has an incredible reputation for putting out bold, challenging and thought-provoking work, and I’m very excited to see where our partnership will take us.”