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BIFF BUTLER KNUCKLES DOWN TO WORK.
23 July 2019

Work Editorial are unsurprisingly delighted to have secured the services of Biff Butler - an all-round editing superstar based in Los Angeles.

Despite possessing a name which suggests he grew up in an American high school movie, Butler is from the UK. He moved to LA in 1999 when he was a musician. His fascination with editing began not, as you might expect, with music promos but with the excellent title sequence for the movie Se7en.

The editor responsible for this work was Angus Wall at Rock Paper Scissors, and after Butler's band broke up in 2005, he secured a job there, and it swiftly became "his film school". He had clearly found his metier, and soon became a highly sought editor for both music promos and TVCs.



The Emmy award-winning promo for will.i.am's 2008 track 'Yes We Can' was a significant moment for Biff Butler. He became recognised as a major talent on the back of its success and moved towards the top of many wish lists.

Some of the most prestigious brands in the world benefited from his skills, as he built a reputation for excellence. And, sure enough, he has been garlanded with all of the advertising industry's many, many prizes... including some of those that people actually care about.


Butler has also worked outside the promos and TVC realm, winning an Emmy for co-directing and editing the highly regarded six-part documentary 'Long Live Benjamin'.

Jane Dilworth, a founding partner at Work, says: "I am so thrilled and excited that Biff is joining us! I have always been aware of Biff and the great work he does - he is an editor with great feeling and instinct that not only works for the director or creative but what is right for the job."

Dilworth's suitable enthusiasm is matched by Butler's: "To be listed amongst the editors of Work is to be listed amongst the best. Work is synonymous with quality and craft, and I feel that my skills will continue to evolve and flourish in the environment they have created."

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