About me

I am a highly diligent, self-shooting and bilingual director based in London, UK. With proven expertise across promotional campaigns, cinematography, offline and online editing, I have led high-profile creative projects for national television channels such as Channel 5, Paramount, and GB News, as well as short and feature films. My most recent feature work was a TV special entitled The Dinosaur Hour Extra, which aired on Christmas Eve as a promotional tool for Cleese's show The Dinosaur Hour.
GB NEWS, London — Creative Director, Promos
OCTOBER 2022 - JUNE 2024
- Executing creative strategy with CEO and Head of Programming
- Directing and shooting campaigns for show launches (. John Cleese)
- Directed 'The Dinosaur Hour Extra', a feature-length Behind the Scenes
show about the John Cleese programme 'The Dinosaur Hour'
- Mentoring junior members of the creative team

GB NEWS, London — Promo Director
- Directing shoots on the day, both in studio and on location
- Developing the emerging channel's creative look and feel
- Successfully building and leading a creative team under pressure
- Delivering a wide variety of creative executions (radio, TV, digital)
GB NEWS, London — Creative Editor
JUNE 2021 - JANUARY 2022
- Shooting and editing news content in a fast-paced live environment
- Published two essays in the British Guild of Film Editors magazine
("Average Shot Length", 2021; "Jason Bourne", 2021)
- Shortlisted for the Creativepool Next Gen Talent of the Year award

PARAMOUNT, London — Creative Assistant
APRIL 2019 - JUNE 2021
- Producing on-air trailers for Paramount's TV and streaming channels
- Responding to briefs for franchises such as Law & Order, Peppa Pig
- Acquiring knowledge of print and digital workflows

FREELANCE, London — Editor & Cameraman
- Shooting and editing original content, both short and feature films
- Features available on Amazon Prime ('Blood Cell', 2020; 'Sya', 2018)

TVF Media, London — Junior Editor
MARCH 2018 - MARCH 2019
- Editing documentary assets for use on linear and VOD platforms
- Versioning, QC, and delivery to international broadcasters
- Localising content into English (new VO, captions, and titles)

NEWS UK, London — Account Manager
AUGUST 2016 - MARCH 2018
- Executing video campaigns for brands including Hilton Worldwide,
Comcast and Samsung across 10+ territories
- Awarded the 2016 AOP Ad Ops Team of the Year prize with Unruly

NEWS UK, London — Operations & Account Management Intern​
SEPTEMBER 2015 - JULY 2016
- Client-facing internship across agencies such as WPP and Publicis
- Learning about campaign planning and brand safety​

University of Cambridge, — Masters in Screen Media and Cultures
University of Warwick, — BA (Hons) in Film and Television Studies
PromaxBDA UK — Directing Masterclass with Chris Balmond (2019)
NFTS Short Courses — Cinematography Short Course with Phil Meheux (2018)

Own Fujifilm X-H2S & X-T5, experienced with Sony (A7SIII & FX6) & Blackmagic (Pocket Camera 4K & 6K)
Lenses: SIRUI Cine Lenses, Fujifilm & Viltrox


Advertising, Editing, Languages, Marketing, Production, Video Production

Sector Experience

Advertising, Film (Feature), Film (Short / Documentary), Television


Creativepool Annual Shortlist


Channel 5, Paramount, University of Warwick

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Top 25 Film Director Project featured:CHANNEL 5 – The Day of the Triffids – (20s)
on 17th April 2020
Project featured:CHANNEL 5 – 101 Events That Made The 20th Century – (30s)
on 21st April 2020
Project featured:GBN – Platinum Jubilee – (30s)
on 8th June 2022
Project featured:CHANNEL 5 – Law and Order SVU – (40s)
on 4th August 2022
Project featured:STAR WARS: Galaxy of Fear - Fan Film (2021) | Horror, Mystery, Dark
on 1st February 2024

Sidney Berthier has been a Contributor since 25th November 2015.

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