Mags Arnold entered the film industry in 1993 as a trainee sound editor, crossing over to picture
editing as second assistant editor in 1994. She was promoted to first assistant editor in 1995,
working on films such as High Fidelity and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, both under celebrated editor Mick Audsley. In 2000, after numerous short films edited after hours on borrowed feature film equipment, she was offered her first feature film as editor: My Little Eye. It was shot entirely on Sony DV cam, with 30% of its material captured on a domestic DV camera, the kind used for home movies. It was also the first studio picture in the UK to be cut on Final Cut Pro. Critically acclaimed, My Little Eye has since become a horror classic, described by one critic as the scariest film since The Exorcist.
Mags has since collaborated with the director of My Little Eye, Marc Evans, on Trauma, starring Colin Firth and Mena Suvari; Snow Cake, starring Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver and Carrie Anne Moss; and most recently on the feature-length documentary In Prison My Whole Life.
The Trip is the second time that Mags has cut for Michael Winterbottom, having previously worked with him on The Killer Inside Me which was released earlier this year.
|2010 Jury Member|