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8TH EDITION — FEATURED ARTISTS
About Lex —
Lex Guelas is a Filipina-American film editor and 2nd assistant editor based in South London. She is most inspired by stories focusing on self-identity and love, and has an affinity for the odd ones and the underdogs.
She received her BA in Film Production from UNLV in her hometown of Las Vegas and received her MA in Film Editing from Goldsmiths, University of London.
Lex associate produced and edited the short experimental thriller film, Once Familiar, which recently finished a successful international film festival circuit. She is currently editing the short film, Nell and Pauline, adapted from a conversation in 1963 between Nell Dunn and pop artist, Pauline Boty.
Alongside her work as a burgeoning 2nd assistant editor for HETV productions in the UK, she has a few more short films up her sleeve for 2022.
"D'YOU GET WHERE I'M COMING FROM FROM?"
WRITTEN BY LEX GUELAS
"When I moved away from Las Vegas, I unknowingly began boiling down my identity to its very core and building it back up again, not unlike being a new kid at a new school only now with the added benefit of being an adult in a new city.
The question “where are you from” used to be a fairly simple one to answer. Partly because there was the adolescent excitement of being paid attention to, and therefore eager to give any old answer. And partly because my answer was fairly standard and therefore accepted. Normal. Shared.
Las Vegas has a thriving Filipino population, within which a cross-section of people from Hawaii who moved to Vegas to join its tourism industry exists, my mom included. “Where are you from” brought forth the answer:
Well, my parents are from the Philippines, but I was born in Hawaii, and my family moved to Vegas when I was three years old..."
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Previously residing in Las Vegas, Lex moved to London and is now making waves across the pond! Her editing work has been featured in everything from film festivals (including LVFF and the British Horror Film Festival) to television (serving as the 2nd AE on the AMC show 61st Street). From being a highly adaptable visionary in her editing to expressing her versatility as an artist, her work is undeniably her own —and here at Eccentric Artists, that’s something we admire in spades. Get to know Lex through her films and drawings by visiting her website and following her on IG!