'I seek out projects about the humans and wildlife that make our planet extraordinary. I'm also drawn to stories that have a science or investigative element to them...'
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📧 Zoë Davis
Avid Media Composer
Premiere Pro | FCP7
Royal Television Society
Screen Craft Rights
Hello! I'm a London-based editor and have been making stories for nearly 20 years.
As a documentary editor, I tend to seek out projects about the humans and wildlife that make our planet extraordinary. I'm also drawn to stories that have a science or investigative element to them. As a violinist, I really enjoy working with music. I relish the daily challenge of finding the perfect blend of sound, music and actuality to evoke emotion.
Back in 2006, I joined the team that launched the Al Jazeera English Channel in Qatar, an experience that would inspire me to pursue documentary-making. From there I went on to work with the major UK broadcasters and production companies, winning a National Headliner Award for the documentary Greenland: Secrets in the Ice in 2013 and going on to edit RTS and Grierson nominated docs in 2018-2019.
Recently, I was lead editor on The Parkinson's Drug Trial: A Miracle Cure? (BBC2). Shortlisted for a 2019 Grierson Award, the 2-part series follows 9 participants on a remarkable drug trial as scientists search for a cure for Parkinson's. Prior to this, I was lead editor on Equator from the Air (Dragonfly/BBC2), in which Gordon Buchanan makes an epic 25,000-mile journey around the centre of the world. A few other notable projects include the RTS-nominated Extraordinary Rituals (BBC Studios/BBC2), Pompeii (National Geographic), and one particular highlight - working with the legendary Walter Murch (The Godfather I, II and III, Apocolypse Now, The Conversation) on COUP 53 , premiering at the BFI London Film Festival in 2019.
Please feel welcome to get in touch if you would like to chat about an upcoming project!