Born in South Africa, Margaret Sixel is an Australian movie editor. She got film editing education from Film, Television and Radio School in Australia. In Film Editing, she earned a Specialist Extension Certificate in 1989. In 1984, Sixel started working as an aide editorial manager and dubbed on the Australian TV mini-series name The Last Bastion, where she met one of the future colleague and directors of picture George Miller Medical doctor turned director and producer George >> Read More... .
She wedded executive George Miller. They have two children, and Sixel has a stepdaughter from Miller's past marriage. In the accompanying five years, Sixel filled in as an assembly editor and assistant on different ventures. The projects were Romero John Duigan,
The Great Gold Swindle by John Power, A Case of Honour by Eddie Romero, Emoh Ruo by Denny Lawrence and The Blue Lightning by Lee Philips, and additionally discourse supervisor for motion picture flirting by John Duigan in 1991. In 1994, Sixel was movie editor for sensationalized Australian narrative, Mary by Kay Pavlou, about Australian holy person Mary MacKillop.
After three years, she altered the TV documentary name 40,000 Years of Dreaming in 1997 for George Miller. Amid the mid-2000s, she edited two short motion pictures under the coordination of English-conceived Australian producer Rachel Ward, The Big House and The Blindman's Bluff.
Sixel's last three movie ventures have since all been coordinated efforts amongst herself and executive George Miller, starting with Babe: Pig in the City co-edited close by Jay Friedkin and took after by Happy Feet co-edited nearby Christian Gazal, and Mad Max: Fury Road. Sixel has inventively added to the productions of various ventures all through her vocation, including Babe produced by George Miller in 1995. She got an "Exceptional Thanks" credit for the film, and a "Much appreciated" in the motion picture Happy Feet Two for commitments to "the story structure."
Sixel started altering Mad Max: Fury Road under the course of George Miller in 2012. For a long time, she worked for around 10 hours every day, six days in a week, for a sum of more than 6,000 aggregate hours of editing to make the film's inevitable 120-moment running length.
The last alter of the film comprised of more than 2,700 individual cuts, over twice the same number of as Miller's past Mad Max portion, The Road Warrior in 1981, which included just 1,200 cuts in its hour and a half running time. Sixel won the Academy Award for her work on editing film Mad Max for Best Editing in 2016. By winning this honour, she turned into the primary South African conceived editorial manager to win an Academy Award.
She additionally earned the BAFTA Award for Best Editing, the Best Editing grant at the 21st Critics' Choice Awards and the ACE Eddie Award 2016 for Best Edited Feature Film in category Drama. Additionally, all through her whole profession working with Miller, Jason Ballantine has been her first right hand and extra editorial manager on each feature motion picture since Babe: Pig in the City in 1998.