Jerry Chater started editing in the early days of music videos, alongside directors such as Godley & Creme, Derek Jarman, Lindsay Anderson, Wim Wenders, Mark Neale, Roman Coppala and Grant Gee. Highlights included videos for U2, Radiohead, Blur, Nick Cave, Coldplay, Counting Crows and Peter Gabriel, amongst numerous others.
In 1989 Jerry edited 'JFK, The Day the Dream Died'. Directed by Godley & Creme for Channel 4's Despatches. By all accounts the documentary inspired Oliver Stone to make 'JFK'.
In 1991 Jerry edited 'The Human Face', co written and starring Laurie Anderson, made with Michael Coulson and Nichola Bruce for BBC 2's arts strand 'Arena'.
In 1994 Jerry won an International Monitor award for U2's feature documentary 'Zoo TV' directed by Kevin Godley, for Fox and Channel 4.
In 1998 he started a long creative relationship with film maker Grant Gee. Starting with Radiohead's 'Meeting People is Easy' - a '90-minute noise symphony' Uncut Jan '98. The film was also sound designed by Jerry and he received a credit for incidental music.
Other films with Gee included Gorillaz 'Demon Days Live' and 'Don't Crash', an hour long documentary into the making of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'.
Grant Gee's films 'Joy Division', 'Patience, after Sebald' and 'The Innocence of Memories' were subsequently edited and sound designed by Jerry.
Gee's film 'Joy Division' won the prestigious Grierson Award for the Best Cinema Documentary in 2008
Jerry edited the opening title sequence for the feature film 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' directed by Garth Jennings. Jerry also edited two shorts dramas starring, respectively, Romola Garai and Michael Sheen.
Jerry is an established commercials editor working on campaigns for numerous clients, including Mercedes, Nike, Renault, Ford, Virgin Trains, Peugeot, Carlsberg, Drambuie, Toyota and Pierre Cardin.
Under the nom-de-récréation Trick Honey, Jerry has written music for a number of commercials and films, including Mark Neale's 'The Doctor, the Tornado and the Kentucky Kid' (2006)
In 2014 the Mumford & Sons film 'Road to Red Rocks' was Grammy nominated, edited by Jerry with Fred & Nick of Pulse Films.
In 2014 Jerry was co-lead editor on Mark Neale's latest film, 'Hitting the Apex'. The subject is MotoGP and the story of six fighters - six of the fastest motorcycle racers the world has ever seen - and of the fates that awaited them at the peak of the sport. The film is exec-produced and narrated by Brad Pitt and released in Autumn 2015.
Grant Gee's film 'Innocence of Memories' was premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2015 and has it's British premier at the London Film Festival in Jan 2016.
The subject of Grant Gee’s latest project is the Museum of Innocence, a museum in Istanbul which houses real objects that trace the fictional love affair described in the novel of the same name, both of which are the creations of writer Orhan Pamuk. In this feature length documentary essay, fact and fiction are artfully interwoven in a tripartite narrative whose main characters are the city of Istanbul, the Museum of Innocence, and Orhan Pamuk himself, whose life and work have been indelibly influenced by the city he roams. The reciprocity of all these relationships – novel and museum, writer and city, reality and fiction – is explored through a unique interleaving of narrative voiceover, interviews, music, animation, fictional sequences and archive.
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