LOS ANGELES — Nomad Editing Company (https://nomadedit.com), which has locations in New York, London, Tokyo and Los Angeles, has further strengthened its leadership team with the recent addition of Conor O’Neill, who joins the studio as editor and partner. An accomplished editor with several Emmy nominations, O’Neill’s work encompasses a wide array of projects, ranging from commercials to features, documentary films and beyond.
Following a degree from Vassar College, he spent time in the art departments of various commercial and music video production companies until editing his first documentary feature, Word Wars, which premiered at Sundance, got a theatrical release, and eventually received an Emmy nomination. Since then, O’Neill has cut several Academy Award-nominated films, including Foxcatcher and Moneyball.
His documentary work includes editing Air Guitar Nation, a documentary detailing the world championships of air guitar; Eric Bana’s directorial debut Love the Beast; and the HBO Rolling Stones documentary Crossfire Hurricane, which was nominated for multiple Emmy Awards, including “Best Documentary” and “Best Editing”. Other notable projects include Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story, Chris Malloy’s eco-adventure film 180 South, and Henry-Alex Rubin’s Murderball, also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary.
“I tend to agree with Bruce Lee, who famously said that the best style is no style,” says O’Neill. “He was talking about fighting, of course, but I think it applies to editing as well. Every job has its own particular demands, and it is the editor’s job to adapt to the task at hand. Or, as Bruce would say: ‘Be like water’.”