Editorial company/creative collective WAX has bolstered its roster by signing on acclaimed Editor, Kate Owen.
With nearly two decades’ worth of experience cutting commercials and films, the UK-born, New York-based Owen has displayed her talents across fashion, beauty, lifestyle and entertainment for brands including Gucci, Victoria Beckham, Vogue, Adidas, Sony, Showtime, and Virgin Atlantic. Now as part of WAX’s editorial roster, she has found an ideal space to expand her craft and forge her own identity within the company. “There is a unique opportunity to create a beauty, fashion and lifestyle edit arm at WAX,” Owen says. “The combination of my edit aesthetic and the company’s legacy of agency beauty background is really exciting to me.”
During her career, which has spanned lengthy stints at fellow esteemed editorial companies such as Marshall Street Editors and Whitehouse Post, Owen had been BAFTA-nominated for her short film Turning and garnered multiple industry awards including One Show, D&AD, BTAA Awards as well as a Gold Cannes Lions for her work on the memorable “The Man Who Walked Around the World” campaign for Johnnie Walker.
According to the newly minted WAX editor, who has honed her passion for the cutting room since her teens and has subsequently worked with top-tier agencies like Mother, Saatchi NY, McGarryBowen, Grey Worldwide, and Y&R, editing is a “fluid puzzle.” “I create in my mind a somewhat Minority Report wall in with all the footage on in front of me, where I can scroll through several options in my mind to try out and create fluid visual mixes” Owen adds. “It’s always the unknown journey at the start every project and the fascination that comes with honing and fine tuning or tearing an edit upside down and viewing from a totally different perspective that is so exciting to me”.
With her vast experience, editing intuition and creative flair, Owen makes for an ideal fit within WAX’s roster, says the company’s Managing Partner, Toni Lipari. “We’re thrilled to have Kate join WAX and bring her beauty and fashion sensibilities to add a new layer to the company. Her visual sense makes her the perfect addition to our roster.”
WAX is a boutique post-production shop with offices in New York and Boston. In a short time, WAX has built a reputation as a prominent editorial company with integrated VFX, telecine/finishing and live-action production. WAX has collaborated with top talent from the international advertising industry, including agencies such as Droga5, CP+B, TBWA\Chiat\Day, Deutsch, BBDO, BBH, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, and Ogilvy. The editors from WAX have worked alongside noted Directors such as Jonathan Glazer, Lance Acord, David Shane Henry-Alex Rubin, Dayton/Faris, Andrew Wonder and Sean Meehan. WAX is newly represented by Diane Patrone & The Family.