The Survival of Kindness: interview with editor Isaac Coen Lindsay 

Editing a first feature film would be nerve-racking enough, but when it's a film by one of your idols, even more so.

Isaac Coen Lindsay, a proud Ngarrindjeri man originally from the Coorong, now from Berri in South Australia’s Riverland, has been working in the Australian film industry for around ten years, with a number of shorts and other projects for ABC and NITV under his belt. His most recent job was as the editor on Dutch Australian film director Rolf de Heer’s The Survival of Kindness – his first time editing a feature film. We caught up with him to discuss the experience.

Hi Isaac, how did you come to be involved in The Survival of Kindness?

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Paul Dalgarno is author of the novels A Country of Eternal Light (2023) and Poly (2020); the memoir And You May Find Yourself (2015); and the creative non-fiction book Prudish Nation (2023). He was formerly Deputy Editor of The Conversation and joined ScreenHub as Managing Editor in 2022. X: @pauldalgarno. Insta: @dalgarnowrites