Jack Hutchings is a freelance editor who is based in Melbourne. 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 Awards. 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 Fennelly on his short HAWKER, which was selected to premiere at the London International Film Festival.
In 2007 Jack edited JERRY CAN, a short film for director Julian Avery which won the July Prize at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Other credits include the Michael Spiccia short film YARDBIRD which was selected for the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
In 2008 Jack edited his first feature film LAST RIDE, directed by Glendyn Ivin, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Following on from this, Jack worked with director Amiel Courtin-Wilson on his documentary BASTARDY, receiving a 2009 AFI Nomination, Best Editing for a Documentary.
Following from this Jack teamed up again with director Julius Avery on his first feature film SON OF A GUN; and then director Ariel Kleiman on his first feature film PARTISAN, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Jack then collaborated with the acclaimed director Cate Shortland for her feature film BERLIN SYNDROME with Aquarius Films.
Jack also regularly cuts TV commercials through his production house The Butchery and many of the commercials Jack has edited have won major awards around the globe and a commercial for Boots Pharmacies, directed by Garth Davis, has been included in the permanent collection of film at MOMA, the Museum of Modern Art in New York.