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Melanie Hinder
Editor
Saints Editorial

TORONTO, CANADA // Melanie grew up in South Africa, lived in London and then settled in Canada, which has left her with quite a mess of an accent. Her passion for film exploded in London where she was introduced to the unlimited cinema card, often watching 3 films a night. This resulted in a solid sugar addiction, and her editing a string of short films.

Apparently having lived on two continents wasn’t enough, so Melanie made her way to Canada and found her start in commercial editing at Bijou Editorial.

She has been editing commercials, short films and sketches for over a decade in Toronto, working on brands including P&G, McDonalds, TJX, Canadian Tire, Koodo, Mitsubishi and Honda. She loves all types of storytelling, but has made her mark as a comedy editor.

Melanie’s work has garnered various awards including a Cannes Lion and the Cannes Young Director award for Max Sherman. She has worked on shows including "Funny as Hell" with Jon Dore and “Newborn Moms” with Aurora Browne.

Sharing her passion for editing is very important to her, which led to a teaching stint at Westminster Kingsway College in London and her presence on the judging panels for the Bessies and Marketing awards in Canada, and now the Clios. Melanie currently works at Saints Editorial in Toronto spending only slightly less time at the Cinema.