Jon Hammond is a filmmaker of thirty years’ experience and a film educator of more than twenty.
Starting at the BBC, he progressed from there to graduate from the U.K.’s National Film & Television School. Since then he has been a freelance editor working in the U.K. and internationally on fiction and documentaries, in TV, and features. Recent credits include the features Our Sister Mambo (2015) for Singapore’s Cathay films, directed by Golden Horse winner Ho Widing, and Remittance (2015), a low-budget film exploring the lives of Filipina domestic workers, directed by Joel Fendelman and anthropologist Patrick Daly.
Concurrent with his editing, Jon has taught at a variety of film schools and institutions in the U.K. and around the world including the NFTS, the LFS, the LFA and Royal Holloway in London, the Internationale Filmschule in Köln, Germany, and the Cinemalaya Institute in Manila, Philippines. Jon has previously taught in Cuba at L’Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión, in San Antonio de los Baños, where he ran an annual editing workshop from 1999 to 2009. Most recently Jon was head of editing at the U.K.’s Northern Film School in Leeds from 2016-2018.
From 2008 to 2015, Jon was a full-time Assistant Arts Professor in the Graduate Film department at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Asia. He was Interim Chair in 2010 and Head of Editing from 2011. He taught every student who passed through the school. During this time, student films won prizes at Cannes, Sundance, Slamdance, Tribeca, Busan, and three Directors Guild of America awards.