Editing house Stitch London has added the Speade editing team – Sam Sneade, Gareth McEwen, Sacha Szwarc, Carlos Font Clos, Rich Woolway, & Sam Allen, and EP, Kirsty Oldfield – to the Stitch roster.
Speade was founded 25 years ago and works across feature film, HETV, commercial, short film and music videos.
Sam Sneade, who has cut some of the most iconic ads in recent times, notably, Guinness "Surfer" and Levis "Odyssey", has decided to step away from running a business to concentrate fully on his craft.
He said: “we started talking seriously some time ago and it was immediately apparent to all what an exciting proposition this would be as our thoughts and aspirations were so closely aligned. To continue Speade’s bespoke traditions and maintain our guiding spirit it simply had to be Stitch.
If there were a better fit for Speade than Stitch, I couldn’t think of one’ I have watched how Tim and Leo have grown this remarkable roster over the years and, like us, they have kept creativity to the fore. It’s not an easy trick and to retain an essential humanity to the subsequent offering is very rare indeed.”
Stitch owners Leo King and Tim Hardy said: “We have admired the guys at Speade for a long time so know they are experts in their craft and brilliant people, there’s no better combination.
As well as their award winning commercial work, Speade has an excellent reputation in the longform world, in feature films and episodic TV. They will all bring something special to the fold to inspire us to continue to produce exceptional creative work.
We are proud of the team we have built up, their talent and passion are what makes Stitch. Our MD, Angela Hart, alongside Kirsty Oldfield were instrumental in the securing of our relationship with Speade and we know this is the perfect way for Stitch to evolve.”
Angela Hart continued, “it’s going to be a real pleasure to be back with Kirsty, I love her work ethic and can’t wait to work with Sam’s talented roster. 2020 marks our tenth birthday and what better way to celebrate, we are very excited to see what the next ten years brings.”
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