Chinwe Chong is a film editor based in NYC. She was born in Brooklyn and spent her childhood between Boulder, CO, Paris, France, and Brooklyn, NY. A child of artists and a former dancer herself, she has always gravitated toward the intricate curiosities of art in all its forms, beauty, and gore. Drawing from her kaleidoscopic roots as a first-generation American of Jamaican-Chinese and British roots, she readily embraces human complexity – be it social justice or simple frivolity – all while examining the light, shadows, and colorful flora.
Chinwe has been in creative collaboration with Consulate since 2011 and joined the ranks as an editor in 2021. She has cut the energizing and touching film campaign “The Audacity of Blackness” from Cadillac and led “An Ode” for AwakeNY as a creative director. “An Ode” is a found footage film celebrating the importance and significance of black women throughout American history, acknowledging their contributions towards the movement for equality, conceptualized in the wake of the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Aubrey, and George Floyd.
Her distinctive and instinctual editing style has shown throughout spots for brands like Elizabeth & James, Victoria’s Secret Pink, Ralph Lauren, Elizabeth Arden, Lenscrafers, Olay, and Clairol. Chinwe has also edited the “Make Some Money” music video for Snoop Dogg, directed by Diane Martel. In promoting the Marvel superhero epic, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Chinwe cut the branded documentary series from Sprite, highlighting the various artists who worked off-camera to build out the world of Wakanda.