Jack Hutchings is a film editor based in Melbourne Australia.
Jack’s first short film CRACKERBAG, written and directed by Glendyn Ivin, won the Palme d’Or at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for Best Editing for a Non-Feature Film Award at the 2003 Australian Film Institute Award, and won the AFI award for best short fiction.
Jack’s next short film NATURE’S WAY, written and directed by Jane Shearer, was in competition at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival and won the Jury Prize for Best Short Film at the 2007 Paris International Film Festival. Next Jack worked with Dustin Feneley on his short HAWKER, which was selected to premiere at the London International Film Festival.
In 2007 Jack edited JERRYCAN, a short film for director Julius Avery which won the July Prize at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. This short won an AFI award for best short film at the AFI awards, and a best editing award at the Melbourne International Film festival.
Other credits include the Michael Spiccia short film YARDBIRD (2012) -which marked the fourth short film edited by Jack to make official selection into the Cannes Film Festival, and also won best short film and best editing at Flickerfest, and then best short film at Sydney Film Festival. Then followed another kiwi short, COLD SNAP which was directed by Leo Woodhead and premiered in competition at the Venice Film Festival in 2013.
In 2008 Jack edited his first feature film LAST RIDE, directed by Glendyn Ivin, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film received nominations for best lead actor for Hugo Weaving and best young actor for Tom Russell at the AFI awards. Following on from this, Jack worked with director Amiel Courtin-Wilson on his documentary BASTARDY, (co-edited with Richard Lowenstein and Bill Murphy) receiving a 2009 AFI Nomination, Best Editing of a Documentary.
Following from this Jack teamed up again with director Julius Avery on his first feature film SON OF A GUN which premiered at the London Film Festival 2014, and then director Ariel Kleiman on his first feature film PARTISAN (co-edited with Chris Wyatt) which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
In 2016 - another short film; this time with director Yianni Warnock titled HOMEBODIES which has premiered at the 2016 Clermont Ferrand film festival, and has been nominated for best short film at the 2016 AACTA awards.
Jack's most recent feature credit is BERLIN SYNDROME working with director Cate Shortland and producer Polly Staniford, and which premiered at Sundance 2017. The Film has been nominated for eight AACTA awards in 2017 including best film, best direction and best editing.
Jack also regularly cuts commercials through The Butchery which he founded in 2007.