Having discovered his passion for filmmaking in high school, Duncan was named Western Australian Young Filmmaker of the Year in 1982, and graduated from the prestigious Australian Film, Television and Radio School in 1987. His graduate film earned a Certificate of Merit at the Chicago International Film Festival, and another AFTRS editing project was nominated for Best Short Drama at the Australian Film Institute Awards.


In 1990, Duncan began twelve years in the Video Department of the SYDA Foundation, an international organization promoting yoga and the spiritual legacy of India. This multi-faceted workload (including editing, camera, engineer and director of live, multi-camera global broadcasts) took him to New York, California, India, Mexico, Spain, Poland and England.


In 2002, Duncan joined Lucasfilm’s Documentary Department where, for the next five years, he created or contributed to many documentaries and promotional pieces for Lucasfilm, LucasArts and Industrial Light and Magic, most notably the documentaries for Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.


Late 2007/early 2008 brought Duncan his first feature editing opportunity, and The Kiss received its successful premiere at the Lake Arrowhead Film Festival in April 2008. The Kiss was awarded Best Horror Movie at the West Hollywood International Film Festival.


Since moving to Los Angeles, Duncan has edited shows for the History Channel, Spike TV, Discovery, NatGeo, Lifetime and more. He looks forward to applying his story-telling talents to new projects.


To see some samples of Duncan’s work, or to contact him, click here.


For Testimonials from some of Duncan’s collaborators, click here.

 

DUNCAN SINCLAIR   FILM/VIDEO EDITOR