Peta Ridley is a film-maker, editor and colourist for commercials, documentary and film. She is co-editor of the 2015 Academy Awards nominated feature film “Virunga”, and editor of the Sundance nominated, multi-award winning film “Skateistan: To Live and Skate Kabul”.
With 17 years of industry experience, she has worked on everything from feature films and hard-hitting documentaries, to music promos and TVCs. Her work has appeared in over 60 film festivals world-wide including the Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival and Hotdocs, as well as appearing on Channel 4, the BBC and Al Jazeera.
Peta is known for her distinctive style as an editor, using heavily nuanced, dramatic editing when working with both fiction and documentary. In 2011 Peta won the Best Editing award at the Underwire Film Festival for her work on the film “Skateistan: To Live and Skate Kabul”.
Peta’s background in fashion photography and knowledge of the history of the photographic medium, has created a huge demand for her skills among London’s top advertising agencies, commercials directors and fashion industry. Whether grading a dramatic film or a TV commercial, she creates strong looks and an emotional nuance with colour.