Paul Machliss

Paul Machliss (born 1972)[1] is an Australian film and television editor. He has worked on TV series such as Black Books and The IT Crowd, as well as on Edgar Wright's television series Spaced and feature films Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), The World's End (2013), and Baby Driver (2017).

Paul Machliss
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Alma materBrighton Secondary College
OccupationFilm editor, television editor
Years active1990–present

Early life and careerEdit

Machliss was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and is a graduate of Brighton Secondary College. He got his start working as a gofer on Fast Forward, an Australian sketch comedy series. He went to work in a post-production facility, serving as a videotape librarian and operator. While at this job, Machliss taught himself how to use the company's editing suite, allowing him to get a job editing advertisements and corporate videos. He then worked freelance on a trade show in Amsterdam, where he got a permanent job as an editor.[1] From there, he was hired as a freelance editor to work on British television series, including Spaced and Black Books.[2] His work on these series got him a job editing Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, directed by Edgar Wright, in 2010.[1] In 2013, he served as the editor for The World's End, also directed by Wright.[3]


Credits adapted from Machliss' agency website.[4]


Year Title Notes
2004 Rabbit Fever
2006 The It To The Fishes Short Film
2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World With Jonathan Amos
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Editing
Nominated – Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature Film – Comedy or Musical
Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Editing
2013 The World's End
2015 Man Up
2017 Baby Driver With Jonathan Amos
BAFTA Award for Best Editing
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Film Editing
Nominated – Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature Film – Comedy or Musical
2019 The Kid Who Would Be King With Jonathan Amos
2020 The Gentlemen With James Herbert
2021 Last Night in Soho


Year Title Notes
1997 Dispatches (TV programme) One episode
2000 The Junkies Pilot
2000 The David Beckham Story Documentary
2001 Live in Paris (Diana Krall album) Live Concert
2000-03 Comedy Lab Four episodes
2001 Noble and Silver Two episodes
2001 Spaced Four episodes
2002 New Order 511 Concert
2002 Cancun Pilot
2002–04 Black Books 12 episodes
2003 Led Zeppelin DVD Madison Square Garden co-editor
2003 The Real Nasser Hussain Documentary
2003 3 Non-Blondes Nine episodes
2003 Grass Eight episodes
2005 Look Around You Six episodes
2005 The Smoking Room Four episodes
2005 Mike Bassett: Manager Six episodes
2006–08 The IT Crowd 18 episodes
2006 Life Begins Three episodes
2007 Fear, Stress & Anger Six episodes
2007 City Lights Three episodes
2007 The Peter Serafinowicz Show Six episodes
2008 Whites Pilot
2008 Peep Show Three episodes
2008 How Not to Live Your Life Six episodes
2011 Come Fly on the Wall Documentary
2011 Deeper Understanding Music Video
2011 Comedy Showcase Episode: "Chickens"
2011 Yeah Yeah - Dylan Moran Live At The Apollo Also as Director
2011–12 Threesome 14 episodes
2012 Live at the Electric Three episodes
2012 The Hour Two episodes
2014 Friday Night Dinner Six episodes
2015 Brotherhood Eight episodes
2015 Fungus the Bogeyman Three episodes
2016 Fleabag First episode


  1. ^ a b c Abitbol, Chantal (16 September 2009). "First film in the pipeline for Paul". Jewish News. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  2. ^ Sandhar, Deepraj (24 March 2014). "'The World's End' Editor Paul Machliss Offers Advice and Inspiration for the Next Generation of Professional Editors". Avid Technology. Archived from the original on 2015-10-05. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  3. ^ Middleton, Keri (25 November 2014). "Production & Post Production Forum 2014: No Laughing Matter—Editing with Paul Machliss". Avid Technology. Archived from the original on 2018-01-06.
  4. ^ "Paul Machliss ACE". United Agents. Retrieved 2 October 2015.

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