Rough cut consultant

I love working as an edit consultant !

I am very happy to look at cuts and provide extensive feedback on a short or long term basis.

I’ve been a mentor at Rough Cut workshops all around the world including

IDFA Project Space in Amsterdam, USA, India, Indonesia, Romania, Croatia, South Korea and Egypt.

Below are some of the internationally acclaimed films I have worked on:

Dear Ollie,
I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for your tutoring session and your invaluable guidance with my  trailer. Your expertise and support have been instrumental in structuring my thoughts and presentations, and I am deeply appreciative of your help.
These accomplishments at DocEdgeKolkata for ‘Umbrellas of the Acrobats’ are a testament to your guidance and encouragement.
Additionally, I must express my sincere appreciation for your guidance in the visual lab. Your patience and enthusiasm in teaching inspire me greatly. No one has ever provided me with such dedicated support before, and I find it both surprising and deeply emotional. You are truly a remarkable teacher.
Once again, thank you for everything.
Mukesh Subramaniam Director of ‘Umbrellas of the Acrobats’

 

When we reached the rough cut stage on my first feature documentary film “Children of the Mist”, we had the chance to be selected for IDFA Project Space. Thanks to this program, we had the great opportunity to work with Ollie Huddleston who reviewed our rough cut and gave us precious feedback, raising essential questions that helped us to finish the film, For the opening and the structure of the rough cut, especially for the opening of the film, there was some essential information missing about the context and the relationship between some characters (including the director). The final decisions we took were the result of long and kind discussions with Ollie who gave us a lot of time and love. My editor and I can’t thank him enough for what he did to support us during this intense moment when we had so many doubts.
Hà Lệ Diễm Yeeb , Director ”Children of the Mist” 
IDFA Award Best Directing and First appearance award 2021
 
 
When I was editing Love is Potatoes, the editor I worked with could not finish the film and we ran out of budget to have another editor work full time. So I needed to edit on my own, which was a hard task.  I asked Ollie to help me as a consulting editor. As this was  a deeply personal film Ollie helped me to open up and tell what I really wanted to tell in this film. His questions and energy really helped me to finish it.  This is one of the hidden but incredibly important gifts of an editor to have this trust and to feel your feelings and ideas are in good and trusted hands. 
As a director and editor – I could have continued to edit for ever, but Ollie made sure we would move and move with steadfastness and discipline. 
In the end Love is potatoes was awarded the Golden Calf (dutch Bafta)  and many other awards and was a arthouse ‘hit’ in Dutch cinemas.  but more importantly: it was the film that I wanted to make.
Aliona van der Horst
Director of ”Love is Potatoes” Golden Calf award, Netherlands
 
 
 
 

”During the arduous & tangled process of editing a documentary film, to have someone clarify your vision with questions and not prescriptions, or bring the expertise of a narrative surgeon’s scalpel when required, or help out when you can’t see the wood for the trees are all invaluable contributions. As an edit consultant to ‘Fireflies in the Abyss’, Ollie brought all these to the project in big measure and extended his support right through, besides sharing an unflagging enthusiasm for the film. Huge thanks.”

Chandra Reddy – Director   of “Fireflies In The Abyss”

“As a first time feature documentary director, getting Ollie involved in the last stages of editing of my project was invaluable. Ollie’s ability to ask the right questions combined with his eye to see what is surplus to the film’s needs helped us dramatically cut it down and improve it. Invaluable help from an experienced eye.”

Leo Metcalf – Director of “Larryland”

It was a great meeting and conversation with you. I’m very happy and enriched by your suggestions. Your point of view, which you shared with me, not only will help me for my current project, but also for my upcoming project. 
 
Thank you so much! 
 
Tasmiah Afrin Mou, Filmmaker, Bangladesh