© 2019 Nse Asuquo

ABOUT ME

Born in London and trained at the National Film and Television School (UK), specialising in Editing. 

I have recently finished editing the Sri Lankan feature film House Of My Fathers which premiered in competition at the Hamburg Film Festival (2018) and which the Hollywood Reporter called 'A poetic allegory on war and its consequences...'.

 

I was nominated at the Sundance Film Festival (2013) in the World Cinema Documentary Editing category for The Stuart Hall Project and was also on the shortlist for the 2016 Jules Wright Prize for Female Creative Technicians.

My editing portfolio consists of Sundance, Grierson, Sheffield and BAFTA nominated documentaries for television and the cinema. Dedicated and intuitive, I am sensitive to the material before me. I can pick up on nuances which reveal deeper facets of character and subtle turning points in a narrative that help add complexity to a story.

 

I am flexible in my approach to suit the needs of the project. I have worked on art projects which do not rely on linear-storytelling, but rather, seek to emphasise creative connections driven by the edit. Additionally, I have extensive experience of using archive to tell a story rather than simply as illustration.

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MEDIA MENTIONS

Press Release for the Jules Wright Prize

for Female Creative Technicians

Nse Asuquo has contributed her creative and technical editing skills to a number of artists work but the jury were particularly impressed with the editing on John Akomfrah's triple screen 'The Unfinished Conversation'. This is extremely complicated and complex editing with wonderful juxtaposition of movement, stillness, sound, music, timing and rhythm. An intelligent approach that evokes rather than dictates, creating multi-layered levels of engagement and a real presence.

Guy Lodge, Variety Magazine

on The Stuart Hall Project

It's a lot of material fluidly edited by Nse Asuquo into a sustained narrative...

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PERSONAL AWARDS

2016

Shortlisted for the Jules Wright Prize for Female Creative Technicians

2013

Nominated at the Sundance Film Festival in the Editing Award: World Cinema Documentary category for The Stuart Hall Project

AWARDS

FILM TITLE                                                       AWARD / FESTIVAL / CINEMA RELEASE

HOUSE OF MY FATHERS

Suba Sivakumaran

Palmyrah Talkies

JAZZ AMBASSADORS

Hugo Berkeley

Antelope South Ltd | BBC | PBS

THE CONFESSION

Ashish Ghadiali

Rogan Productions | BBC Storyville

 

GENERATION REVOLUTION

Cassie Quarless

Gen Rev Productions 

THE STUART HALL PROJECT

John Akomfrah

Smoking Dogs Films | BFI

 

 

THE UNFINISHED CONVERSATION

John Akomfrah

Smoking Dogs Films | BFI | BBC | Autograph APB | Arts Council of England 

 

PERIPETEIA

John Akomfrah

Smoking Dogs Films

LATE SEPTEMBER

Jon Sanders

Oxymoron Films

 

OUTCASTS

Ian Clark

NFTS

2018 London Film Festival, Debate Strand

2018 Busan Film Festival, New Currents Competition

2018 Hamburg Film Festival, Political Competition

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2018 Broadcast on BBC4, PBS, Arte

 

2016 UK cinema release

2016 BIFA nominated for Best Documentary

2016 Sheffield Documentary Festival

nominated for The Grand Jury Prize 

 

2016 UK cinema release

2016 Sheffield Documentary Festival, Best Of British Strand

2014 John Grierson Awards nominated Best Cinema Documentary

2013 UK cinema release

2013 Sundance Film Fest, World Cinema Documentary Comp

2013 Sheffield Documentary Festival, Best Of British Strand

2013 - 2019 Tate Britain

2012 Liverpool Biennale

2012 Museum Of Modern Art, New York

 

 

2013 Toronto Film Festival

 

 

2012 UK cinema release

2010 Winner Jury Prize, Look & Roll Disability Film Festival

2009 Winner Best Film, Fuji Film Short Film Competition

2009 Royal Television Society Student Awards

2009 Edinburgh International Film Festival 

2008 Dinard Film Festival

2008 San Sebastian International Film Festival

THE STUART HALL PROJECT

A stirring documentary tribute to the cultural theorist Stuart Hall...'
- Dave Calhoun, Time Out ****

'Akomfrah finds a new and quietly moving significance in Hall's own life story'

- Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian ****

'A fascinating visual tapestry of archive material' -Tom Dawson, Total Film ****

'It’s a lot of material, fluidly edited by Nse Asuquo into a sustained narrative...' - Guy Lodge, Variety