Valerio Bonelli

Film Industry Role: Editor

Nationality: Italian

Major Works:  The Darkest Hour (Joe Wright, 2017), Palio (Cosima Spender, 2015)

Major Awards and Nominations: Winner of the Best Editing in a Documentary Feature award at Tribeca Film Festival (2015)

Valerio Bonelli is a film editor who has worked on feature films and television productions all over the world. He grew up in Italy and moved to the UK at the age of 22 to study at the National Film and Television School.

2011 saw Valerio collaborate with Cosima Spender on the documentary “Without Gorky”, and a range of feature films including “Cemetery Junction” directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, “Cracks” directed by Jordan Scott, “Incendiary”, which was directed by Sharon Maguire and “Hannibal Rising” directed by Peter Webber and produced by the legendary Italian producer Dino De Laurentis.

2015 was also a very successful year which saw Valerio cutting three critically acclaimed films including: Cosima Spender’s BIFA nominated documentary, “Palio”, which won Valerio the ‘Best Documentary Editing Award’ at Tribeca Film Festival; Stephen Frears' Lance Armstrong biopic, “The Program”, as well as co-editing Ridley Scott’s Oscar and BAFTA nominated, “The Martian”.

In 2017 Valerio cut “Darkest Hour”, directed by Joe Wright and produced by Working Title and Focus Feature, the film gained 6 Academy Award Nominations including Best Picture. This follows his work on Joe Wright’s recent episode of “Black Mirror: Nosedive”, for Netflix.

Valerio’s recent credits include Gurinder Chadha’s “Viceroy’s House”, produced by BBC Films and Pathe, and “Florence Foster Jenkins”, which is the third film that Bonelli has cut for Stephen Frears. He is currently working on the directorial feature debut of Chiwetel Ejiofor “The Boy Who Harness the Wind”.

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