Rock Paper Scissors (RPS) is pleased to announce that editor Paul Hardcastle has joined its roster for representation in the US. 

One of the most renowned commercial editors in the world, Hardcastle is a founder and an editor/partner at Trim London where he continues to work for UK-based projects. Hardcastle has earned the title of shots Editor of the Year three times from 2011 to 2017 and is a nine-time finalist for the award. He has garnered countless accolades over his career in industry awards shows from Cannes Lions and D&AD Pencils to British Arrows and CLIOs.

Hardcastle is a frequent collaborator with director Adam Berg, for whom he edited the groundbreaking Philips’ The Carousel integrated campaign in 2009. The film was lauded as a technical masterpiece and became one of the first online ads to win the Cannes Lions Grand Prix, the festival’s top honor, setting the stage for the wave of online advertising in the ensuing decade.

Recently, Hardcastle edited some of the most visible global ads for Apple and TBWA\Media Arts Lab, including the highly celebrated AirPods Bounce with director Oscar Hudson as well as other genre-defining work for Apple with directors Sam Brown and Derek Cianfrance.

“Paul is one of the most respected editors in our business,” said Angus Wall, founding partner at Rock Paper Scissors.“I have a lot of admiration for the innovative, forward-looking way he’s approached not only his work, but also the relationships he has with agencies and directors alike.”

On joining, Hardcastle said: “The work at Rock Paper Scissors has been at an aspirational level for decades now, I’ve been a fan my whole career. I am very excited to finally get to work with them in the American market.”

“We are thrilled to help support Paul’s work here in the US. He is one of the absolute masters of our craft,” added Eve Kornblum, RPS Managing Director. “What a great way to start off the new year.”