LONDON - Final Cut (finalcut-edit.com) recently welcomed editor Phil Hignett to its roster. A skilled and sought-after comedic editor in the worlds of advertising, television and feature film, Hignett previously worked closely with the Final Cut team while cutting the hit comedy Sex Education at the company’s Fitzrovia facility, The Lofts.
Hignett got his industry start at Marshall Street Editors, where he worked his way up to editor. His commercial showreel includes projects for Mercedes-Benz, Virgin Media, KFC and British Airways. With the support of long-time collaborator Ben Taylor, Hignett ventured into the world of longform in 2019, working with the director on the critically-acclaimed Year of the Rabbit. His work on Sex Education earned him awards for editing at the BFE Cut Above Awards and Televisual Bulldog Awards, with the most recent season winning Best Comedy at the 2023 International Emmys. Other longform credits include the multi BAFTA-winning series Stath Lets Flats and the upcoming Disney+ series Renegade Nell.
“As a little boy growing up in Australia, I always dreamed of joining Final Cut,” says Hignett. “That was the name of the barbers down the street. But this is just as good. Probably better.”
Managing director David Webb adds, “Phil has a remarkable sense of comedic timing - both in the edit and in life. He's a great editor and a wonderful human being.”