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EIGHT DAYS THAT MADE ROME

2 OF 8 X 1HR DRAMA DOC

Epics series examining and recreating the moments of seismic change in the rise of Rome to the superpower which still fascinates and influences us today. Including Ceasar crossing the Rubicon, Spartacus choosing to revolt and the whipping of Boudicca.

I edited The Triumph of Augustus, as Ceasar’s heir, the young upstart Octavian, takes on Anthony and Cleopatra for the soul of an Empire. And The Baptism of Constantine who changed the face of the world when he absorbed a new religion into his Empire and converted to Christianity.

Lush drama recon and new archeological revelations make this a fresh take on a much loved period in history.

October Films / C5

Director: Nigel Levy | Series Director: Jim Greayer

 
 
 
 
BARBARIANS RISING
 

BARBARIANS RISING

4 X 2HR DRAMA DOC

The 700-year battle for freedom told from the perspective of the Barbarian leaders that rise up against the tyranny of Rome. From Hannibal  conquering the Alps, through the slave rebellion of Spartacus and the resistance of Queen Boudica, to the Empire's final destruction at the hands of the Vandal King Geiseric and Atilla the Hun.

Epic storytelling, vast ancient battles, big-budget scripting, cast, costume and location. As well as some immense VFX carnage. 

I worked as the lead editor on the first episode - Hannibal & Viriathus - cutting all the drama scenes which form the majority of the episodes, supported by experts and narrated 'pods' that give historical context. I also did additional editing on all the other episodes.   

October Films / History Channel

Directors: Declan O'Dwyer, Mo Sweeny | Series Director: Simon George

 
 
Lewis’s insight and understanding of story and structure is a true gift. HIs ability to see stuff from multiple perspectives is a rarity - and should be bottled as its like creative lightning.
— Declan O'Dwyer - Director, Barbarians Rising
 
 
 

OBSESSION

2 OF 6 X 1HR DRAMA DOC

Fully scripted and extended drama reconstructions bring to life the stories of women who have suffered the relentless attentions of obsessive ex-lovers. Told by the victims, these true crime narratives have a naturalistic, observational drama which draw you in to their dark, noirish and sometimes shocking scenes.

I edited the two episodes of the fourth series and also directed the second unit on location - which turned out to be at least a third of the drama scenes.

October Films

Series Director: Tom Latter

 
 
 
 
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DAPHNE GUINNESS - BACK TO THE USA

MUSIC VIDEO

Punk rock video using LA-shot super 8 projection and featuring the immortal lyrics 'Theres no top, there's no bottom, there's no structure, they just f**ked ya!'.

Director: Rich Hardcastle

 
 
 
 
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HITLER: the rise and fall

2 OF 6 X 1HR DRAMA DOC

The rise and fall of the dictator told with classy drama scenes of the key tipping point events in his life; Actor, Opportunist, Victor, Monster and Downfall. A stylised, crafted treatment which set this series apart from the ubiquitous competition. I worked on the last two episodes which express a fractured and twisted headspace as Hitler descends into denial and fantasy. 

Arrow Media / Discovery AHC / More4

Directors: Sam Taplin, Stan Griffin | Producer: Ash Potterton

 
Lewis is by far the best editor I’ve worked with. He has an instinctive feel for cutting - his rhythm is just right, he picks great music, he makes great picture choices... the whole lot. On top of that he’s good company in the edit, totally patient and dedicated to making the work as good as it can be. If you can get him you’re very lucky.
— Sam Taplin - Director, Hitler: The Rise and Fall
 
 
 

NASA'S UNEXPLAINED FILES

1 OF 16 X 1HR DOCUMENTARY

Series using archive, drama recon and bespoke CGI to revealing the incredible true stories from inner space to the outer reaches and across the universe. Experts question and analyse the facts behind mysteries such as disappearing satellites, conspiracies behind famous deaths, and whether radioactive supanova debris powered human evolution… 

WAG / Discovery

Series Producer: Johanna Woodford Gibbon

 
 
 
 
 

REVLON - CINEMATIC

COMMERCIAL

Four stunning women arrive at a masked ball on the bank of Lake Como for a night of silver screen adventure,  Fashion, beauty and incredible hair inspired by Hollywood legends advertise Revlon products. 

Director: Regan Hall

 
 
 
 
 

THE SECRET HISTORY OF MY FAMILY

2 OF 4 X 1HR DOCUMENTARY

A groundbreaking series that examines the tabloid moral panics of a century ago- gang violence, benefit cheats, domestic violence - and forward traces the descendants of those involved on both sides a the class divide. The living descendants then tell the story of both themselves and their ancestors. An intimate, emotional and sometimes hilarious analysis of social mobility which uses ‘mash-up’ archive, actuality and to camera interviews.

Century Films / BBC2

Directors: Joseph Bullman, Havana Marking | Exec Producer: Aysha Rafaele

 
 
 
 
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SEE NO EVIL

1 OF 6 X 1HR DRAMA DOC

The true crime story of teenager Skylar Neese and how CCTV solved the mystery of her sudden disappearance. Every parents nightmare is pieced together with dogged police work to reveal a mysterious narrative and a stunning twist. One of the best stories from the channel's best rated shows, weaving dramatic reconstruction and direct testimony from Skylar's parents and the dedicated cops on her trail.

Arrow Media / Discovery ID

Director: Ian Clark | Producer: Thomas Viner

 
 
 
 
 

THE SECRET HISTORY OF OUR STREETS

1 OF 3 X 1HR DOCUMENTARY

Award winning, much loved series returns for a second season. 

The Moray Fue, Edinburgh. Home to the privileged elite of Scotland and a street that has remained mostly unchanged for 100 years. Archive, interview and observational actuality follow the stories and characters that have lived on this vast upper class estate from it’s birth to the present day.

Century Films / BBC2

Director: Joseph Bullman

 
 
 
 
 

WORLD WAR II FROM SPACE

FEATURE DOC (Co-Editor)

Award-winning, epic VFX-heavy Doc recounting the turning points in the war and telling the epic story of how America ultimately came to be the world’s superpower. With extensive CGI recreations of the battles, the mass movement of supllies and forces from the unique vantage point of space. It includes pioneering 2+1/2D archive effects and cutting edge graphics treatments by Prime Focus. This very big budget project won many big awards for graphics, VFX and even music.   

October Films / History Channel

Director: Simon George | Producer: Adam Bullmore

 
 
To tell the vast story of WWII in 2 hours was an immense undertaking and Lewis helped me craft a clear, economic and exciting sequence of events. His open-minded approach, great communication skills and genuine enthusiasm for what he does make him a pleasure to work with.
— Simon George - Director, World War 2 from Space, Miracle Landing on the Hudson & Barbarians Rising
 
 
 
 
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SAMURAI: BACK FROM THE DEAD

1 x 1HR DRAMA DOC

Stunt-laden action recreations explore the lives of six samurai, drawing their stories from their skeletal remains. A mass burial site in Kamakura, Japan is found to be connected to a massive event in Japanese history circa 1333, the wounds on the skeletons revealing how they died and what weapons were used. 

October Films / Channel 4 / Nat Geo

Director: Simon Bertheon | Producer: Adam Bullmore

 
 
 
 
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NDUBZ FT. BODYROX - WE MOVE ON

MUSIC VIDEO

Dance-off performances as kids stand in for the band members and one talented outsider has to persevere to prove his skills. Promo release for the Feature Film Streetdance 3D.

Director: Ben Peters

 
 
 
 
 

STREET BOY

SHORT FILM

Kinetic visual performance of the poem by Gareth Owen.

Director: Lewis Albrow

 
 
 
 
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AMY WINEHOUSE - OUR DAY WILL COME

MUSIC VIDEO

Tribute and celebration video for the artist's posthumous first single from the album Lioness.

JJStereo

Director: Ruth Paverly

 
 
 
 
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THE HUNT FOR GOLLUM

FAN FEATURE FILM

Award-wining prequel to The Lord of the Rings following Aragorn’s search for the former ring-bearer in order to stop him falling into the wrong hands and revealing what he knows. With over 60 Matte paintings and VFX shots Tolkien’s world is fully realised in this not-for-profit fan feature. 

Independent Online Cinema

Director: Chris Bouchard | Producer: Spencer Duru 

 
 
Lewis is the best editor I’ve ever met and I enjoyed working with him immensely on THFG. He pulled off the impossible, turning 40 hours of confused footage into wonderfully paced scenes and enabling the film to be completed on our tight schedule. Not only can he create something out of nothing, he’s also a genuinely great guy!
— Chris Bouchard - Director, The Hunt for Gollum
 
 
 

THE CRESCENT - TEST OF TIME

MUSIC VIDEO

Shot on desaturated 16mm, this was shot in the same ring used for Lock, Stock...

Director: Elliot Goldner 

 
 
 
 
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BAD APPLE

SHORT FILM

Apple is a bedsit messiah, special but troubled. An encounter with a limo riding suit and his dog-like heavies leads to revelations he needs but did not expect.

Directors: Elliot Goldner and Jezz Vernon 

 
 
 
 
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BLACKMARK FT. STRETCH VALENTINE - INEVITABLE

MUSIC VIDEO

Stylish but minimal, 'rap down the lens' performance from the 6'6" Stretch.

Director: Trevor Kelly

 
 
 
 
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THE HIP HOP OPERA

MUSICAL FEAURE

Evolving from the 'Don’t Trigger' anti gun campaign, this angry, forceful drama follows two brothers whose lives, families and communities are pulled apart after an escalation of shootings, leading to tragedy. And it’s a musical! Featuring a performance by Jessie J, just before she got famous.

Director: Raymond Stevenson | Producer: Scott Norveil