Jeff Warren is a freelance film editor working in Canada for over 30 years. He freely moves between feature films, television drama and documentaries. Over the years he has worked with many of Canada’s top directors including Sturla Gunnarsson, Sudz Sutherland, Colleen Murphy, John Candy, David Wellington, John Fawcett, Don McBrearty, Gary Yates, John Walker, Nettie Wild and Norma Bailey.
A DRUMMERS DREAM is his most recent documentary film and his third collaboration with director John Walker. Previously they worked together on the multi-award winning film PASSAGE, a complex mix of fiction and documentary about the recording of history surrounding the North West Passage. In 1996 Walker and Warren were teamed up on the revealing, emotional and at times hilarious film TOUGH ASSIGNMENT. A feature documentary following four high school teachers as they struggle through an academic year at a Toronto high school. Warren received the Hot Docs Award-Best Editing of the Festival for this film.
In addition to editing, Jeff is a continuing mentor at The Canadian Film Centre, has given talks and workshops at York University, Ryerson Polytechnical University and Confederation College.
He has won two Hot Docs Awards, two Gemini Awards, three Directors Guild Awards and a Genie Award, all for editing. He has been nominated many more times, including an Emmy nomination in the U.S.
He is the only editor in Canada to have won editing awards in the three main disciplines of feature film, television drama and documentaries.