John Gilbert (film editor)
John Gilbert is a film editor who works primarily in New Zealand. Gilbert has edited 17 feature films as well as television shows and short films. He was nominated for three major awards for the editing of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001): an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award for Best Editing, and an ACE Eddie Award. Gilbert won the Satellite Award for Best Editing for the film.
John Gilbert's first position in film was with Government filmmaking body The National Film Unit, in his native New Zealand. Gilbert was taking a break from history and anthropology studies at the time, but never returned to university, moving on to Television New Zealand, where he worked as an assistant editor and editor. Gilbert also spent time freelancing as a sound editor.
Gilbert's first credit as an editor on a full-length feature was for the film Crush (1992), which was invited to the Cannes Film Festival. Gilbert received a "Best Editing" award from the New Zealand Film and Television Awards for comedy drama film Via Satellite (1998). As noted previously, he was widely recognized for his editing of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, directed by Peter Jackson. He received a New Zealand Screen Award for editing The World's Fastest Indian (2005).
Selected filmography (editor)
The director of each film is indicated in parenthesis.
- The Lounge Bar (short - Don McGlashan and Harry Sinclair - 1989)
- Crush (Alison Maclean - 1992)
- Jack Be Nimble (Garth Maxwell - 1993)
- Loaded (Anna Campion - 1994)
- Chicken (Grant Lahood - 1996)
- Siren (short - Charles Bracewell - 1996)
- Aberration (Tim Boxell - 1997)
- Via Satellite (Anthony McCarten - 1998)
- Punitive Damage (Annie Goldson - 1999)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson - 2001)
- Perfect Strangers (Gaylene Preston - 2003)
- Kerosene Creek (short - Michael Bennett - 2004)
- The World's Fastest Indian (Roger Donaldson - 2005)
- Bridge to Terabithia (Gábor Csupó - 2007)
- The Bank Job (Roger Donaldson - 2008)
- Bandslam (Todd Graff- 2010)
- Matariki (Michael Bennett - 2010)
- Killer Elite (Gary McKendry - 2011)
- November Man (Roger Donaldson - 2014)
- The Moon and the Sun (2015)
- "The Lord of the Rings Film Trilogy Production Notes", webpage of the Houghton-Mifflin company archived at Webcite from this original URL 2008-05-12.
- "American Cinema Editors > Members", webpage archived by WebCite from this original URL on 2008-03-04.