New York-based editorial house Northern Lights adds editor Josh Towvim to their roster. Towvim’s dexterous approach to editing accentuated by his talents for sound design, comedy and visual effects can be seen in his work on diverse campaigns for top brands including Sony, Ford, ESPN, Nike, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Coca-Cola and Citibank. He comes to Northern Lights from Red Car.
His work spans a wide range from daringly precise auto spots, to dialogue-driven comedy spots and highly cinematic spots with deftly matched sonic elements. Towvim has also delved into film work, cutting the 5-minute humorous short film “Daddy,” which appeared on HBO, following a man who gets pregnant.
Notes Northern Lights Executive Producer Robin Hall, “Josh’s creativity, work ethic and editorial skills make him a great addition to the team. He understands what goes into making a project successful, and is totally focused on making that happen. He innately understands that a great edit transcends delivery mediums.”
Notes Towvim, “One of the reasons I’m so excited to be joining Northern Lights is that they are so well positioned to meet the challenges of a changing industry. They offer full service creative solutions in one shop, which opens up opportunities to a wide range of work.”
Boston-native Towvim became immersed in film production through his high school’s film program, getting his feet wet on projects both as a director and editor. He continued to hone his craft through internships at Washington University in St. Louis, MO and moved to NYC in 1999 to pursue editing professionally. Following a stint as an assistant at the now-shuttered Tapestry Productions, Towvim joined Bug Editorial in 2001 as an Assistant Editor under Owner/Editor Andre Betz.
He was promoted to an Editor in 2004, and remained at Bug for four more years, sinking his teeth into campaigns for Volkswagen, Citibank, Volvo, Puma, Comedy Central, Progressive and Audi. In 2008, Towvim moved to MacKenzie Cutler where he earned a New York Emmy Award for his work on the humorous SportsNet New York spot “Lessons Learned” before heading to Red Car three years later in 2011. While not editing, he hones his visual aesthetic through his own photography.
About Northern Lights
Northern Lights is a thriving bi-coastal (NY/LA) editorial and post production boutique featuring filmmakers and visual artists with a passion for telling stories.
From Promax and Emmy-winning TV branding to commercials, film and Internet content, Northern Lights has been a destination for original ideas since 1995.
The company’s award-winning talent is continually creating new ways to interpret footage for all modern delivery platforms. Their unmatched ability to shape ideas into focused content for brands is fed by a creative environment that fosters trying new things and taking risks.
Northern Lights teams up with sister companies Mr. Wonderful for design, www.mrwonderful.tv, SuperExploder, www.superexploder.com, for composing and audio post, and Bodega,www.bodegastudios.com, for creative assignments and production. Working together, they’re a powerful one-stop resource that tailors their offerings to each individual client and filmmaker’s needs.
–SHOOT Publicity Wire