Senior Film Editor + Creative Director


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Rae Ashley is a film editor and colourist from Ventura, CA, residing in Melbourne. In 2011, they* began their career at a documentary filmmaking non-profit based in San Diego and Uganda. Since then, their freelance work has supported environmental conservation, gender and racial equality, and the arts through both long and short-form films spanning from Peru to the inner cities of the Deep South.

Rae fell in love and moved to Australia permanently in 2017 to be with their partner, and has since been working alongside a range of creative agencies & directors in Melbourne. In January 2019, Rae accepted the role of Senior Video Editor & Post Production Manager at Momentary (a social enterprise). In this role they utilise their extensive knowledge of narrative and the Adobe Creative Suite to create videos that generate positive social impact.

In their spare time, Rae enjoys experimenting with 35mm film, hiking with their partner and pup (a cattle dog named Sunny) and camping. 

With over 8 years experience as a Senior Editor, Creative Director, and DP, Rae is happy to take on projects of any scale and has worked on set in a variety of positions. They are continuing to study colour grading (utilising Davinci Resolve) and have additional training in file organisation & management, AC and focus-pulling roles, VR/360, 8mm film, and extensive experience in documentary film pre-to-post production. 

Rae is available for select freelance projects. Rates are flexible, as the size and scope of each project varies. Get in touch to find the quote for your specific project. CV available upon request.

*Rae identifies as gender non-conforming and uses pronouns they/them/their. <3