Mags Arnold

Film Industry Role: Editor

Nationality: British

Major Works: "Trauma" (2004) and "The Confessions of Thomas Quick" (2015)


Mags Arnold is best known for her collaboration with prolific filmmaker Michael Winterbottom. They have worked together on six films: "The Killer Inside Me" (2010), "The Trip" (2010), "Trishna" (2011), "Everyday" (2012), "The Look Of Love" (2013) and "The Trip to Italy" (2014). 

Mags entered the UK film industry in 1993 as a trainee sound editor, crossing over to picture editing as second assistant editor in 1994.  She was promoted to first assistant editor in 1995, working on films such as "High Fidelity" (2000) and "Captain Corelli’s Mandolin" (2001), both under celebrated  editor Mick Audsley.  

In 2000, after numerous short films edited and hours on borrowed feature film equipment, she was offered her first feature film for Working Title: "My Little Eye" (2002).  It was shot entirely on Sony DVcam, with 30% of its material captured on a domestic DV camera, the kind used for home movies. It was also the first studio picture in the UK to be cut on Final Cut Pro. Critically acclaimed, "My Little Eye" has since become a horror classic, described by one critic as the scariest film since "The Exorcist" (1973).

Mags has since collaborated with the director of "My Little Eye", Marc Evans, on "Trauma" (starring Colin Firth and Mena Suvari), "Snow Cake" (2006) and on the  feature length documentary "In Prison My Whole Life" (2007).

Her recent films include "Kepler's Dream" (2017) directed by Amy Glazer and the documentary "No Greater Law" (2018) by Tom Dumican.


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