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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.
www.hardcashproductions.com


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

Eamonn Matthews.
MD. Quicksilver Media.
www.quicksilvermedia.tv


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

Christopher Mitchell. 
Executive Producer.
BBC TV.


"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.

www.manyriversfilms.co.uk


"...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- ISIS and the battle for Iraq (C4), 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- Cuff 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.

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- 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- Unplugged Nation (A&E).

see my CV and Awards page for more details

I am a fluent Spanish speaker with workable French and edit on Avid - Media Composer and Newscutter, Adobe Premiere, and Final Cut Pro.

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Just about to start editing a historical documentary for Netflix.


ISIS and the battle for Iraq, which I edited for Quicksilver, wins awards at the 2018 British Journalism, Frontline Club and Robert F Kennedy Journalism awards.

Also nominated for the One World Media TV Documentary award.