New York-based editorial house Northern Lights has added editor Josh Towvim to its roster. Towvim’s 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 cinematic spots with deftly-matched audio elements. Towvim has also delved into film work, having cut the five-minute humorous short film Daddy, which appeared on HBO, following a man who gets pregnant.
“Josh’s creativity, work ethic and editorial skills make him a great addition to the team,” said Robin Hall, Northern Lights executive producer. “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.”
“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,” Towvim said. “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, where he got 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 New York 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 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.