ABOUT

JOHN KILGOUR is an Emmy-nominated freelance picture and sound editor based in New York City, who has worked extensively on documentaries and nonfiction television for the past 14 years. A 20-year veteran of the business, he recently worked on several popular mini-series including the Emmy-winning The Men Who Built America, and the Emmy-nominated The World Wars for the History Channel, as well as American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story for Amazon Prime, and the past three seasons of the popular min-series Roman Empire: Reign of Blood for Netlix.

 

DEMO REEL

ROMAN EMPIRE: REIGN OF BLOOD (SEASON 2)

Julius Caesar rises to establish one of history’s greatest dynasties but quickly discovers that unchecked power comes with a price. Chronicles the reign of Commodus, the emperor whose rule marked the beginning of Rome’s fall. An academic and graphic account of the rule of the famously narcissistic Roman Emperor Commodus, who inherited the Roman Empire from his father, Marcus Aurelius, at the height of its expansion in the second century AD, told over a backdrop of violence, sex, and corruption.

(LEAD EDITOR)

2018 | 5 Episodes  | NETFLIX

ROMAN EMPIRE: REIGN OF BLOOD (SEASON 2)

THE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA: FRONTIERSMEN

“The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen” spans a formative period of history featuring the first 75 volatile years of the United States – from the Revolution through the California Gold Rush – where Daniel Boone, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, John Frémont, Davy Crockett and Andrew Jackson set forth across uncharted land with determination and self-reliance.

(LEAD EDITOR)

2018 | 4 Episodes | HISTORY

american playboy: the hugh hefner story

The Amazon Original Series draws from unprecedented access to more than 17,000 hours of footage and over 2,600 scrapbooks from Hefner's personal archives, chronicling the life of an American icon and the history of the brand he created.

(LEAD EDITOR)

2017 | 10 Episodes | AMAZON PRIME

JAMES PATTERSON'S MURDER IS FOREVER

American anthology drama series by New York Times best seller James Patterson. All True American crimes, ripped from the headlines.

(EDITOR)

2018 | 6 Episodes | INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY

ROMAN EMPIRE: REIGN OF BLOOD (SEASON 1)

Chronicles the reign of Commodus, the emperor whose rule marked the beginning of Rome's fall.

(LEAD EDITOR)

2016 | 6 Episodes | NETFLIX

THE MAKING OF THE MOB: CHICAGO

Follow the story of Al Capone, from his start in New York and his move to Chicago to follow and join Johnny Torrio. Learn how their work for Big Jim Colosimo and the decisions they made stemmed from changing times and helped shape the history of crime in Depression-era Chicago.

(LEAD EDITOR)

2016 | 8 Episodes | AMC

NASCAR: THE RISE OF AMERICAN SPEED

The most in-depth high-octane account of the gritty true story behind NASCAR comes roaring to life in a first of its kind limited series.

(LEAD EDITOR)

2015 | 3 Episodes | CMT

REDRUM: SEASONS 1, 2 & 3

Follow the story of Al Capone, from his start in New York and his move to Chicago to follow and join Johnny Torrio. Learn how their work for Big Jim Colosimo and the decisions they made stemmed from changing times and helped shape the history of crime in Depression-era Chicago.

(EDITOR)

2013 - 2015 | 49 Episodes | INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY

THE WORLD WARS

The World Wars tells the story of three decades of war told through the eyes of various men who were its key players: Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, Mussolini, Churchill, Tojo, DeGaulle and MacArthur. The series examines the two wars as one contiguous timeline starting in 1914 and concluding in 1945 with these unique individuals coming of age in World War I before ultimately calling the shots in World War II.

(EDITOR)

EMMY NOMINEE: Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)

2014 | 3 Episodes | HISTORY

THE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA

Miniseries shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the greatest economic and technological superpower the world had ever seen. The Men Who Built America is the story of a nation at the crossroads and of the people who catapulted it to prosperity

(EDITOR)

2012 | 4 Episodes | HISTORY

PROJECT RUNWAY: ALL-STARS (SEASON 1)

Past designers come back to compete for another chance to be the winner of Project Runway.

(SERIES PROMO EDITOR)

2012 | 12 Episodes | LIFETIME

GHOST HUNTERS

This one-hour weekly docu-soap from the creator/executive producer of "American Chopper" follows a group of real-life paranormal researchers as they investigate haunted houses throughout the country, encountering every type of imaginable haunting. Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, plumbers by trade, head up TAPS -- The Atlantic Paranormal Society -- a group of ordinary, everyday people with an interest in getting to the bottom of your otherworldly disturbances.

(SERIES PROMO EDITOR)

2012 | 26 Episodes | SYFY

 

RESUME

ROMAN EMPIRE SEASON 3: CALIGULA - (NETFLIX, 5/18 - 9/18) Scripted / Hybrid series - Lead Editor

ROMAN EMPIRE: SEASON 2: JULIUS CAESAR - (NETFLIX, 2/18 - 5/18) Scripted / Hybrid series - Lead Editor

JAMES PATTERSON: MURDER IS FOREVER - (DISCOVERY ID, 12/17 - 2/18) Scripted series - Editor

THE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA: FRONTIERSMEN - (HISTORY, 7/17 - 12/17) Scripted / Hybrid series - Lead Editor 

AMERICAN PLAYBOY: THE HUGH HEFNER STORY (AMAZON, 8/16 - 6/17)Scripted / Hybrid series - Lead Editor


ROMAN EMPIRE: REIGN OF BLOOD - (NETFLIX, 4/16 - 8/16) Scripted / Hybrid series - Producer & Lead Editor

NASCAR: THE RISE OF AMERICAN SPEED - (CMT, 12/15 - 4/16) Scripted / Hybrid series - Lead Editor

THE AMERICAN WEST - (AMC, 7/15 - 12/15) Scripted / Hybrid series - Editor

THE MAKING OF THE MOB: NEW YORK - (AMC, 2/15 - 6/15) Scripted / Hybrid series - Editor

AMERICAN GENIUS - (NAT/GEO, 11/14 - 2/15) Scripted / Hybrid series - Lead Editor

REDRUM SEASON #3 - (DISCOVERY ID, 8/14 - 11/14) True-crime recreation - Lead Editor

I'D KILL FOR YOU - (DISCOVERY ID, 6/14 - 8/14) True-crime recreation - Editor

THE WORLD WARS - (HISTORY, 2/14 - 6/14) Scripted / Hybrid series - Editor

REDRUM SEASON #2 - (DISCOVERY ID, 7/13 - 1/14) True-crime recreation - Editor 

GOLD FEVER - (DISCOVER CHANNEL, 12/12 - 5/13) Scripted / Hybrid series - Editor

REDRUM SEASON #1 - (DISCOVERY ID, 10/12 - 12/12) True-crime recreation - Editor

THE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA - (HISTORY, 7/12 - 9/12) Scripted / Hybrid series - Editor

HAUNTED HIGHWAY - (SYFY, 5/12 - 7/12) Network Promo Editor

FACT OR FAKED: THE PARANORMAL FILES SEASON #2 - (SYFY, 2/12 - 5/12) Network Promo Editor

PROJECT RUNWAY ALL-STARS SEASON #1 - (BRAVO, 12/11 - 2/12) Network Promo Editor


GHOST HUNTERS SEASON #7 - (SYFY, 8/11 - 10/11) Network Promo Editor

THE ALPINE CHRONICLES - (RUSH HD, 2/09 - 6/11) Extreme Sports Series - Lead Editor

KINETIC TV SEASONS 1 - 3 - (FOX SPORTS, 9/04 - 12/08) Sports Magazine Program - Lead Editor

THE BARBARIANS - (HISTORY, 10/03 - 6/04) Recreation/Documentary Series - Editor

WATCHIT.COM - 7/96 - 10/03 Staff Editor

BOSTON POST PRODUCTION - 9/92 - 6/96 Staff On-Line Editor

Honors and Awards 

Emmy Nomination - "The World Wars" (2014)

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