Jabez Olssen

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Jabez Olssen
Born (1975-08-05) 5 August 1975 (age 44)
Dunedin, New Zealand

Jabez Olssen (born 5 August 1975) is a New Zealand film and television editor who has worked extensively with director Peter Jackson.[1]

Starting in 1998, Olssen worked in the editorial department of two television programs in New Zealand. He was then hired to work with principal editor Michael J. Horton on The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (directed by Peter Jackson - 2002). Olssen was ultimately credited as an "additional editor" on this film.[2] The two editors won the Online Film Critics Society Award and the Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for this film.[3]



Year Title Notes
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Assistant editor
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Additional editor
2005 King Kong Additional editor
2007 Fog Short film
2008 Crossing the Line Short film
2009 The Lovely Bones
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Uncredited Role: Erebor Dwarf Refugee
2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Role: Fish Monger
2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
2018 They Shall Not Grow Old


  1. ^ *Jabez Olssen on IMDb
  2. ^ "South Seas". Onfilm. September 2009. Archived from the original on 25 May 2010.
  3. ^ As an additional editor, Olssen did not share Horton's nominations for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing and the BAFTA Award for Best Editing.