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Cutter Mark Burnett returns to his Australian roots and The Editors

Editor Mark Burnett has returned home to Australia and The Editors after nine years of cutting in London, most recently at The Whitehouse. Launching his career in Sydney, working at The Post Office before joining The Editors back in 2007, Burnett moved to London in 2009 to edit at Speade, joining The Whitehouse in 2014.

Burnett’s style and comedic timing have brought him industry recognition with Clios, BTA Arrows, Cannes Lions and APA Crystal Awards. Last year he won a Bronze Kinsale Shark Award for his work on McCain’s We Are Family and his quirky approach has seen him cut for comedy directors such as Jim Hosking, Zach Math and Hamish Rothwell.

Also behind this year’s Sundance film An Evening With Beverly Luff and the Palm Springs Film Festival 2017 opening film Edmund The Magnificent, Burnett is no stranger to longform and has delivered on past Sundance hits The Greasy Strangler (2016) and the LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up and Play The Hits (2012).

On his recent signing, Burnett says, “After nine years in the UK and after many long winters, many teas, many pints, many new friends, a child, a lot of travel and a bit of whinging, the time felt right to head home. It made sense to head back to the company that has always been a home away from home, and I am stoked to be welcomed back to The Editors and to be surrounded by not only amazing talent, but amazing people.”

Editor Mark Burnett joins Whitehouse Post, London

Film and spot editor Mark Burnett has joined Whitehouse Post in London. Known for his comedic timing, Burnett has worked with directors including Rattling Stick’s Hamish Rothwell and Biscuit Film’s Matt Dilmore editing spots for top brands such as Toyota, Cadbury, Vigorsol, The Guardian and Stella Artois. He just wrapped a segment and teaser for horror film ABCs of Death 2, and is currently cutting several spots at Whitehouse’s offices in Soho.

This Sydney, Australia, native has edited at post houses around the world, including Post Office and The Editors in Sydney, and Speade and Tenthree in London. In 2012 his documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits was featured at Sundance, and more recently, Burnett collaborated on Jared Leto’s directorial debut documentary, Artifact.

“We’re thrilled to have Mark on board,” says Whitehouse Post partner/editor John Smith. “He’s a versatile editor with a wide range of work under his belt. His quirky and comedic style is a great addition to our lineup.”