Joe Marcus ISE/BFE

I am a highly creative editor, with over thirty five years’ experience in film, television and music. I’ve cut promos, concerts, short and long form tv drama, current affairs, documentaries and feature films and have worked with Oscar winning and nominated directors. 

I combine a strong sense of narrative with an ability to pull sync quickly and can craft a film under tough conditions. Working mainly on Network commissions, I’m used to juggling tight deadlines and constant revisions, whilst focusing on the prime objective, to deliver a world class programme for the producer and the audience. 

I’ve also written, produced and directed documentaries for the BBC, as well as corporates for the likes of Dell and Apple and bring years of scriptwriting to the edit. 

I have my own remote facility, where I off-line, on-line, mix, grade, master and deliver to broadcasters across the UK and Ireland and so also bring a wealth of technical know-how to every project. 


Joe has worked with Transparent Television on a variety of projects; “A Very Yorkshire Brothel“ for ITV 1 ( 2 x 60”), “Drunk Tank”, a new formatted rig show ( 2 x 60”) for Channel 5 , “Sugar Babies” (1 x 60”) a one off ob doc for Channel 5 and “Portillo’s Empire Journey ( 4 x 60”) for Channel 5. 

We brought Joe in to do additional editing on Drunk Tank and Brothel and he really helped us get both series across the line. He was very diligent, super-fast, good natured and got on well with all the team.

He also did the Onlines, AQC and delivery of “Drunk Tank” working remotely from his finishing suite at home, which proved to be a painless experience for all involved.

On ”Sugar Babies”, Joe worked remotely on his own and did a great job of wrangling hours of rushes and getting the film to fine cut. He was super organised, hard-working and wrote a very good edit script. Finally, Joe to did all the Onlines, AQC and delivery of our big four-part series for Channel 5 “Portillo’s Empire Journey”. He also delivered to TCB for international distribution.  

In summary, Joe is a highly creative, problem solving editor who works well under pressure. He’s a self-starter with really good editorial instincts and he also write well which is a big bonus.

I would recommend him very highly.

Ruairi Fallon
Executive Producer Transparent Television (2017-2020)

“Joe recently post-produced our second series of “Brain Freeze” for BBC, RTE and Aardman Animation. His attention to detail and professionalism added hugely to the series and being able to work remotely was of great advantage to us.  We’re delighted to recommend Joe as an editor whose creativity and experience can greatly enhance the end result and we look forward to working with him again in the future.”

Colm Tobin, Producer, Kite Entertainment,
Mob: +353 (0) 876156062
Tel: +353 (0) 15375378

“Joe has cut many Broadcast documentaries for us over the years and has never failed to impress. He knows how to help shape a programme to deliver the best result possible. From crafting the script to polishing pictures, Joe brings added value to the edit all the way through to the mix and the grade. Doing everything with Joe allows us complete flexibility, right up to delivery of the final broadcast file. We’re delighted to recommend Joe as an editor who will deliver, time and again.”

Colin James, Producer, Waldovision Ltd.
Ph:02891 853728
Mob: 07710 542 473

“The film was a great success, not least due to your highly professional and incisive editing skills. It was a great pleasure working with you and I’m full of admiration for the way you work.”

Peter Taylor OBE.
BBC – Panorama.