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John McGovarin


Career Summary

John is a multi-award winning commercial editor from Toronto, Canada and living in Melbourne. After moving to Perth from Canada, John began working in WA’s leading post houses on commercials, features and documentaries. In 2022 his work earned a prestigious ASE Ellie nomination for Best Editing in a Commercial. He’s proud to have received two consecutive ‘Editor of the Year’ Awards in 2021 and 2022 from WA’s advertising industry body, the PADC, among project-specific awards for editing and directing. Specialising in After Effects, he loves using mixed-media and emerging visual trends to visually and emotionally elevate the story of every project.


Film Editor Reel

Professional Credits

  • 2022, Redzone, Domestic, Factual / Documentary /, Documentary, 17mins, Rhythm Films, Editor /
  • 2020, Different Lens, Domestic, Factual / Documentary /, Documentary, 6mins, Rhythm Films, Editor /
  • 2017, Hounds of Love, International, Feature Films /, Thriller, 108mins, Factor 30 Films

Festivals, Awards, Nominations

  • 2022, ASE Ellies "Best Editing in a Commercial", Australia, The Path
  • 2022, PADC Diamond Skulls, Australia, Editor of the Year
  • 2021, PADC Diamond Skulls, Australia, Editor of the Year

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Screen Editors Guild, 2018 - Present

Special and Technical Skills

John cuts on Resolve, Avid and Premiere, and holds over ten years’ experience in motion design and online editing with After Effects.

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