Continuing their tradition of developing editorial talent, Whitehouse Post has promoted James Dierx to their LA roster.
Born in Toronto and raised in Chicago, Dierx discovered his enthusiasm for editing while making action films as a child. He attended film school at Depaul University in Chicago and joined Whitehouse Post as an intern in 2007, readily working his way up to assistant editor. In 2011 James moved to Whitehouse Los Angeles, transplanting from Chicago where he had just directed and edited his internet-shattering Cats in Tanks, which was featured at Gold Coast Film Festival and became a viral success with over one million YouTube views.
James has since gone on to work with directors like Smuggler’s Henry Alex Rubin, documentarian Rory Kennedy, music video director Hiro Murai, and MJZ’s Dante Ariola. His reel ranges from Allstate to Toyota, GE to Barbie and Google, and agency relationships include BBDO, Saatchi and Saatchi, 72andSunny, David & Goliath, CP+B, Leo Burnett, and TBWA\CHIAT\DAY. In addition to his awards for Cats in Tanks, James also received AICE Trailer Park Gold in 2009, and a Silver Plaque at the Chicago International Film Festival TV Awards in 2015.
“James excels at VFX and technical expertise and has a strong intuition for editing,” said co-founder and Creative Director Rick Lawley. “He has the ability to turn out both pointedly comedic as well as visually stunning and beautifully emotive work. We’re very happy to welcome him onto our LA roster.”