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Elaine Smith is an editor & assistant editor based in Perth, Western Australia.


Her post-production experience comprises of:

  • feature films

  • short films

  • web series

  • broadcast

  • documentary

  • music videos

  • corporates


Some of Elaine’s recent work includes:

  • assistant editing on three feature films with Merlin Eden and the post-production team at Siamese, including
    Devil's Peak (2023), How To Please A Woman (2022) and The Furnace (2020).

  • editing Hug The Sun (2021), a web series directed by Aaron McCann and produced by Aunty Donna at Haven't You Done Well Productions. The series and bonus content has accrued over half a million views on Youtube.

  • editing three Screenwest-funded shorts produced by RUSH Films:

    • Sparkles (2020) - directed by Jacqueline Pelczar

    • Tooly (2021) - directed by Karla Hart

    • Mystic Pines (2019) - directed by Zoe Pepper.



  • Sparkles - Nominated for Best Editing in a Short Drama by the Australian Screen Editor's Guild Awards 2021

  • Sparkles - Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Editing by the WA Screen Culture Awards 2021

  • Single Ladies - Nominated for Best Editing at Seoul Webfest 2019

  • The Big Spaghetti - Winner of NextGen Webfest Award for Best Editing 2018

Experience & Skills

Elaine has 5+ years of industry experience with:

  • Adobe Premiere Pro and Premiere Productions

  • Avid Media Composer

  • DaVinci Resolve

  • Adobe After Effects

  • Adobe Photoshop


She has worked with post-production house Siamese since 2019. Other companies she has worked with include:

  • Sandbox Productions

  • Metamorflix

  • The Office of John Cheese

  • OK Media Group

Elaine has previously worked as a production runner, art department assistant and data wrangling on features, shorts, documentaries and reality television shows. She also produced music videos.


  • Advanced Diploma of Digital Cinema (2015) - Central Institute of Technology

  • Diploma of Screen Media (Film & Television) (2014) - Central Institute of Technology

And since you read this far, here's a fun fact...

M. Night Shyamalan was a co-writer of Stuart Little (1999) and a ghostwriter for She's All That (1999).

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