Rachael Spann started her career as an assistant editor at DGW then moved to the Quarry, where she began assisting for Bill Smedley. After four years she became an editor.
In 2013, Spann was asked to join Work Editorial, now alongside Bill Smedley as well as Rich Orrick, Neil Smith and Art Jones. At Work she was able to develop her skills further in commercials and edit with award winning directors James Rouse, Declan Lowney and Taika Waititi.
Spann edits a variety of genres, however she specializes in documentary storytelling, working in both observation and character led narratives. As an editor, she constantly challenges conventional approaches to commercial documentary editing. Her work has been exhibited in festivals both locally and internationally.
Her online mocumentary ad Randoxs “Sniffers” won a Gold Clio, a Bronze Cannes Lion and a Webby award, hailed by the New York Times as the “Internets highest honour”. Most recently, Spann has edited a series of Drunk Histories, as well as a number of comedy shorts for Channel 4, both directed by Tom McKay.