Ewan Michael Riley
Ewan Michael Riley is a film editor currently based in Bournemouth who has roots in both Scotland and the north of England. Despite specialising as an editor, Ewan’s skills and experience cover a wide range of audio and visual production. He studied sound and music production first at Manchester City College, then at degree level in the University of West London. He performed as a solo songwriter first in London then Edinburgh, which he combined with working as a freelance sound engineer.
Ewan moved to Bournemouth in 2012 to complete a multimedia course which he passed with distinction. He then studied Masters in Post Production Editing at Bournemouth University. As well as film editing, Ewan has tried his hand at other areas of film production such as scriptwriting, cinematography, and directing. In 2013 he won first prize in a major competition highlighting womens’ identity for ‘What I See’, a film that he directed. His first experience of working with Smudgerhunt founders Ian F Hunt and Nor Hazlin Nor Salam was on the documentary short ‘White Lining’, which was praised by renowned documentarian Paul Watson. He is currently working on the Smudgerhunt documentary ‘Motorcycle Journals.’
When not working on films or music, Ewan relaxes by flying power kites, practicing juggling and other circus skills, and long distance running. He is currently training for Brighton Marathon 2015 to raise money for Parkinsons’ UK.