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" A highly imaginative editor who can take the most unpromising material and turn it into visual magic"

David Henshaw
MD. Hardcash Productions.

“ I love working with John.
Lots of ideas, creativity and talent! "

Eamonn Matthews.
MD. Quicksilver Media.

"...An immensely creative editor who shows great flair and imagination, as well as impressive technical mastery."

Christopher Mitchell. 
Executive Producer.

"I cannot recommend John highly enough for his indomitable editing skills...and I plan in the future to always work with John as my editor”

Kevin Toolis
MD. Many Rivers Films.


"...incredibly fast, focused and thoughtful, great with music and is terrific fun to work with"

Carrie Britton
Series Producer
"Who Do You Think You Are? "

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Welcome to the website for John Moratiel, editor of documentaries and drama for Film and TV.

I have been editing for over twenty years, working on a wide variety of genres including

Documentaries- Life at 50 Degrees (BBC), Inside the Force:24/7 (C5), The Monkey Haters (BBC3), 22 Kids and counting (C5),Taliban Country (Frontline PBS), A Very Royal Baby: From Cradle to Crown (C4), The Bullet and the Virus (BBC), Katie Price:My Crazy Life, ISIS and the battle for Iraq (C4), Kate v Meghan: Princesses at war? (C5), My Trans American Road Trip (C4), The Investigator- A Very British Crime (ITV), Banaz: A love story (ITV), White Widow: The Search for Samantha (BBC1), Cutting Edge, True Stories, Car Bomb, The Cult Of The Suicide Bomber (C4), Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC), Freshers 2014 (ITV2), Flying Wild (C4), Football's Suicide Secret (BBC3), The Money Programme (BBC), Emergency Abroad (Sky), Sex, Lies and Hypnosis (C5).

Current Affairs- Panorama (BBC), Dispatches (C4), Exposure (ITV), C4 News

Drama- Emmerdale, Crimewatch, How we used to live

Arts- The Dancers Body (BBC)

Wildlife- Jessica the Hippo (Animal Planet) a.k.a There's a hippo in my house! (C5), Born In The Wild (C4).

Observational- Occupied (BBC), Christmas at Castle Howard (C4), Death in Bollywood (BBC), The Crash Investigators (C5), Inside the Force: 24/7 (C5), Our World: Venezuela Falling Backwards (BBC), Cops UK: Bodycam Squad (C5), Manhunt-Catch me if you can (C5), Iraq after ISIS (C4), Undercover Boss (C4), The Gypsy Matchmaker (C4), Cops and Robbers (C4), Unreported World (C4), Hotel of Mum and Dad (BBC3), Wedding House, The Joy of Teen Sex (C4), Desperate Midwives (BBC), An Inspector Calls (C4), Lion Country (BBC)

Science- Inside Nature's Giants (C4), Scrapheap Challenge (C4), The Fantastical World Of Hormones (BBC4), Death By Excess (Sky), Light Fantastic (BBC),
Big, Bigger, Biggest (National Geographic), Supertruckers (Discovery), Megatructures (
National Geographic).

Food- Hairy Bikers Mississippi Adventure.

Rig shows - Dance 100 (Netflix), Love Squad (MTV), The £10K Tip. (ITV Shiver)

Property- Peter Andre's 60 Minute Makeover (Quest), Homes Under The Hammer (BBC), Fly to buy (UKTV), First Time Buyers (UKTV), Put Your Money Where Your House Is (UKTV), Model Gardens (UKTV)

History- The Road to Victory (Netflix), Greatest Events Of WWII in Colour (Netflix), Secrets of the Royal Gardens (More4), Bahrain: Breaking the Silence (BBC), House of Saud (BBC), Timeteam (C4), Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC), Pub Dig (C5), Escape in time (BBC), The People's Museum (BBC),

Sports- Trans World Sports (C4)

Education- Spanish Shorts (BBC), Teachers TV, Scientific Eye (C4), Short Circuit (BBC)

American Networks- Undercover Boss - US (CBS). Unplugged Nation (A&E). Real Story of Argo (Reelz)

see my CV and Awards page for more details

I am a fluent Spanish speaker with workable French and edit on Avid, Adobe Premiere, FCPX and Final Cut Pro7.

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Being a big Rafa Nadal fan I was overjoyed to read this quote

Rafa Nadal

And what do you watch?
I just saw a series that I loved: Greatest Events of WWII in Colour. There are 10 really interesting episodes. We know the story, but seeing it like that, with real images, it helps you realise the magnitude and brutality people experienced at that time. It’s part of our history and it’s important to know about it so that we can try not to repeat it. 

Proud to say I edited the Pearl Harbour episode of this series

Taliban Country, which I edited for Frontline PBS, wins "Outstanding Video Journalism: News" at the 2021 Emmy awards.


THE WATER GAME, which I directed, wins a Golden Copernicus award at Edukino 2021.