Marvin Alvarez

Marvin Alvarez

Creative EditorLondon, United Kingdom
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Marvin Alvarez

Marvin Alvarez

Creative EditorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Marvin Jay Alvarez is a London-based filmmaker with over 10 years of experience working with global brands and industry-leading agencies. Editor of multi award-winning short film Serious Tingz and co-creative Director of the hugely popular Chicken Shop Date film series.
  • Mandem
    MandemA job is just a job, but as with anything, time flies when you’re doing it with your best friend. And today’s no different. We follow Ty & Malcolm as they go about their daily routine. Just another day for two really good friends. Read more at Written & Directed by John Ogunmuyiwa Producer - Emily Everdee Director of Photography - Pep Bosch Editor - Marvin Jay Alvarez Starring: Bradley Banton Stevie Basaula
  • Serious Tingz
    Serious TingzA short tale on the face of masculinity, portrayed by young men who grow up in inner city environments. Where the iconic ‘screwface’ is more than just an expression, it’s a matter of life and death. The 3-minute think-piece aims to dispel the look’s reputation as a form of intimidation, and instead to help shed light on its purpose as a form of self-defence. Based on real life experiences, Abdou Cisse, who grew up in South London - gives you an insight into what it’s like growing up in a place
  • Shogun - BBC Three
    Shogun - BBC ThreeWe went to visit Scottish grime MC, Joe Heron, AKA Shogun in his hometown of Paisley and follow him through Glasgow, to see how he managed to rack up over 2 Million views on YouTube. This documentary was part of The Idris Takeover, a week-long collaboration between BBC Three and Idris Elba. Project: The Idris Takeover - Shogun Client: BBC3 Director: Emily McDonald Producer: Scott Vennell + Miri DeVilliers DOP: Joseph Gainsborough Editor: Craig Coole + Marvin Jay Grade: Enge Grey GFX: Kieran Gee
  • Get Up, Stand Up Now Film | Somerset House
    Get Up, Stand Up Now Film | Somerset HouseBeginning with the radical Black filmmaker Horace Ové and his dynamic circle of Windrush generation creative peers and extending to today’s brilliant young Black talent globally, Zak Ové curator of Get Up Stand Up Now reflects upon the themes explored in the exhibition Get Up, Stand Up Now. The film focusses on artists Errol Lloyd, Normski, LR Vandy, Rhea Storr and Thomas J Price who explore Black experience, creativity and influence, from the post-war era to the present day. Film commissioned
  • The Code 1/11 Promo
    The Code 1/11 PromoDirectors: Abdou Cisse & Akwasi Tawia Poku DOP: Mike Simpson Post Production CGI & Grade: The Mill Post Production 2D: Absolute Post Post Production Producers: Dee Allen & Reece Ewing
  • This Now
    This NowSpoken word artist Kai-Isaiah Jamal and filmmaker Emily McDonald present a hopeful, unifying message for a post-coronavirus future, ending Dazed’s Alone Together campaign. Editors: Marvin Jay Alvarez + Craig Coole
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Projects credited in
  • Lady Leshurr | Chicken Shop Date
    Lady Leshurr | Chicken Shop DateLady Leshurr meets Amelia for a date in a chicken shop
  • Mo the Comedian | Chicken Shop Date
    Mo the Comedian | Chicken Shop DateMo Gilligan meets Amelia in a chicken shop for a date
  • D Double E | Chicken Shop Date
    D Double E | Chicken Shop DateAs part of the CSD summer series D Double E meets single Amelia for a date in a chicken shop
    WIRELESS 2019 PRESENTS: CHICKEN SHOP DATE FT. SKI MASK, DENZEL CURRY, D BLOCK EUROPE AND MOREAmelia meets Ski Mask the Slump God, D Block Europe, Denzel Curry, Saweetie and more for a date at Wireless 2019.
  • Wireless presents: Chicken Shop Date
    Wireless presents: Chicken Shop DateAmelia meets Rae Sremmurd, Wiley and more for a date at Wireless. Paid for partnership with Wireless.
  • KSI | Chicken Shop Date
    KSI | Chicken Shop DateKSI meets Amelia for a date in a chicken shop
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Work history
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    Head EditorODD
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Branded Content, Campaign Films, Social Media Content, Digital Content, TVCs. Working on brand campaigns from conception to delivery. Offline/Online edit, basic animation, on-set video consultant, DIT. Social media adapts, footage and music research, sound-bed creation.
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    EditorMcCann London
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    TVCs, content films, case studies, short documentaries, various reels, pitch material. Working directly with McCann Creatives, ECDs, Directors and production companies. Creating dynamic sound-beds, sound design and adaptive story-telling. Footage prep, online prep, encoding for delivery, music search and footage research.
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  • Video Editing
  • Sound Design
  • Animation
  • Branded Content
  • Branded Documentary
  • Social Media
  • Film Editing
  • Creative Ideas
  • Creative Writing
  • Social Content
    Shiny Awards logo
    Shiny Awards logo
    Best DramaShiny Awards
    Best Drama/ Documentary: Abdou Cisse for Serious Tingz, unsigned, London