Lisa Gunning

Director / Editor / Friend


orn in Hong Kong, Lisa Gunning is an award winning English film editor, director and writer based in Los Angeles.

Lisa began her career in 1990s, following her graduation from University College London, where she studied English. In 1998, she met director Anthony Minghella while working on a spot for Comic Relief followed by the short Play as part of the Samuel Beckett season for Channel 4 which marked the beginning of a long running collaboration. After working on some musical sequences in The Talented Mr Ripley, her first feature was Minghella’s Breaking & Entering followed by his flagship pilot for The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency. She went on to work with John Madden on crime thriller Killshot, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen for Lasse Hallstrolm and Seven Psychopaths for Martin McDonagh. Gunning has also collaborated extensively with artist and filmmaker Sam Taylor-Wood on her BAFTA Award winning short film Love You More, her first feature film Nowhere Boy and most recently 50 Shades of Grey.

In 2013, Lisa wrote, directed and edited a 30 minute film for the prolific UK electronic band Goldfrapp based on five stories from their album Tales of Us. The film was streamed to over 400 cinemas across the world in March 2014 to critical acclaim.

Lisa’s notable commercial editing career at Whitehouse Post since 1993 includes acclaimed projects for Nike, Land Rover, Corona, Johnnie Walker, Channel 4 outside her feature films projects. Collaborating with outstanding Agencies, Directors and Clients grounded Lisa into her inherent skill of combining directing with editorial vision. Lisa’s direction of John Grant’s “Down Here” was lauded by media outlets including The Guardian December music feature and Promo News Best of top 20 narrative music video of December 2015. Lisa bases her commercial editing (including feature film editing @ Gunning Edit) and commercial/music video directing between London, Los Angeles, and New York.

Represented in the USA.

For UK contact Goodegghq