Evelyn Franks

Evelyn is an award winning editor specialising in long and short form documentary. She demonstrates sound editorial judgement and employs strong intuitive ability in structuring narrative, pace and tone.


Her subject specialities focus on history, current affairs, arts, music and observational documentary.


Leading-edge technical skills, with over 15 years’ international experience. Credits include: BBC 4, BBC 3, BBC World Service, CNN, Al Jazeera English, VICE, HBO, ARTE and theatrical release.

Awards include Peabody, Lovie, Webby, Frontline Club, Broadcast Digital and Eutelsat, a Grierson nomination in 2017 and several Promax awards and nominations.

Recently an Associate Editor to renowned Editor Walter Murch on the feature length documentary ‘COUP 53,’ which premiered at the 2019 Telluride Film Festival.

Clients find Evelyn has a strong work ethic, understands the nuances of the task quickly and has the ability to work to a deadline either independently or collaboratively.

Technical Skills
  • Avid: Media Composer
  • Adobe: Premiere
  • GFX: After Effects (Basic) | Photoshop (Basic)
  • Transcoding / Encoding: Media Encoder | Compressor | FF MPEG Streamclip | XDCam transfer
  • Other: Excellent working knowledge of tapeless formats and workflows.

    Working knowledge of Filemaker Pro