West Digital has brought together a group of talented individuals from a variety of backgrounds. They’ve worked on drama, documentaries, film and corporate productions developing skills of unparalleled diversity and quality. They have the facilities, technology and most importantly, the creative passion for bringing your project to life. So, if you have a creative or technical question regarding your production, you can speak to someone on our team who can guide you through the process and costs.
PETER ZACAROLI, COLOURIST / ONLINE EDITOR
A talented colourist, Peter’s reputation precedes him. He started West Digital over 15 years ago and has built up a following with Directors, Producers and Production Companies. Peter is always in demand across a wide range of genres. Over the last few years, he’s been specialising in Factual, Factual Entertainment and Features. Recent credits include A Place in the Sun (Channel 4), Star Wars A Definitive History (Channel 5), Inside Buckingham Palace (Channel 5) and The Green Park: Tales From a Jewish Hotel (Feature). Outside of post production, Peter enjoys photography and spending time with his family while running up and down mountains with Harriet the Labrador.
STEPHEN OLSEN, EDITOR
Stephen’s passion for all that is film, animation & design can be seen in his tireless commitment to the creative industries. Spanning over 10 years, 3 continents and 6 years in academia, he’s in his element pushing the boundaries of narrative and visual style for corporate video. Expect his personal commitment to crafting only the most engaging and innovative of work, on time, on budget & with a splash of jazz!
AZEM KOLA, ONLINE EDITOR / COLOURIST
Az has been with us since 2008 and has worked his way up through the company from runner to Head of MCR and has now joined the editing team, working as an Online Editor and Colourist. Outside of work, Az is a keen climber and photographer.
DJIN VAN DER GEER, SENIOR VIDEO EDITOR
Djin joined our little family back in 2010 as a self-taught video editor. He has extensive experience in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere along with After Effects. His background is in music, theatre and design with a degree in audio engineering. Easy going and creative he is experienced in helping directors of all levels realise their vision. He’s now one of our key ‘players’ in the Hague.
PAUL BARENDREGT, SHOOTER/EDITOR
EMMA JOHNSON, HEAD OF MCR
Emma has worked her way up through the company from edit assistant via MCR operator and now head’s up the MCR. An incredibly hardworking member of the MCR team… We love her!
LIAM HUGHES, MCR OPERATOR
Liam graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a degree in Film and Television Production. Since then he has worked as a freelance Camera Operator and Editor. He’s now a key member of our MCR team.
ADAM JOUAHRI, MCR OPERATOR
Adam is a highly regarded member of the MCR team who has experience in directing, producing, writing and location recording. Adam is a Filmmaking & Creative Media graduate from the University of the West of England, where he received the Roger Cranshaw Prize; awarded for ‘a Media Practice student whose work most exhibits qualities of imagination and originality, and is least confined by orthodoxy’. Adam describes himself as highly motivated and has his sights set on becoming a sound editor.