Zeb Achonu

Film & TV Editor

A highly experienced, London based freelance film and TV editor. With over twenty years experience in the broadcast industry, I have worked across various genres but currently focus on documentary and drama.

My latest edit was Jimmy Akingbola: Handle With Care (ITV), following acclaimed actor Jimmy Akingbola as he tells his own story about growing up in the care system in England, while exploring themes including identity, mental health, and cultural connection.

Recent work has also included David Baddiel’s Jews Don’t Count (Channel 4), Where Have All The Lesbians Gone? (Channel 4), and a number of music docs including Queens of Rap (Channel 4); Made In Britain, a 3 part series covering Jungle, UKG and Grime (1Xtra/ iPlayer); and work on forthcoming feature doc, White Lion (Pavillion Works) -The incredible story of M Dot R, a white, working class man from the Isle of Sheppey and his life-changing obsession with a vibrant music scene born out of Caribbean culture.

I am proud to have cut BAFTA, NTA and Emmy Award winning programmes including EastEnders, Bear Grylls Survival School, Our Family, and Paul O’Grady for the Love of Dogs.

I am an Associate Governor of the British Film Editors guild, and a member of BAFTA. I also regularly speak on panels about post production, diversity and navigating the industry.

Selected for Edinburgh TV Festival Ones to Watch 2020