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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 received several accolades for his work on Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), including the Satellite Award for Best Editing and nominations for the BAFTA Award for Best Editing, ACE Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature Film - Dramatic and the Academy Award for Best Film Editing.
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). He received a New Zealand Screen Award for editing The World's Fastest Indian (2005). Gilbert was nominated for his second Academy Award, and won his first BAFTA Award, for Mel Gibson's war drama Hacksaw Ridge (2016). He reunited with Gibson on the upcoming historical drama The Professor and the Madman.
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