NEW YORK CITY — Nomad (nomadedit.com) has announced the promotion of Kallie Billadeau to editor, having formerly served as assistant editor. Over the course of nearly three years, Billadeau has worked on an extensive array of projects, including a number of documentaries and campaigns for global brands, such as Jeep, Calvin Klein, Glossier and Aveeno.
A lifelong creative, Billadeau became interested in the art of editing at a young age, first honing her skills cutting her ice hockey team’s end-of-year videos throughout middle and high school. Her passion continued throughout her time at Syracuse University, where she continued playing the sport while learning valuable time management and multitasking skills, as well as developing her artistic style, which focuses heavily on using music and sound design to elevate the visuals of each project.
Her work on an Aveeno campaign, featuring WNBA star Skylar-Diggins Smith, is one of her proudest achievements, along with her work on Under Armour’s 2021 Pride Collection. As a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, Billadeau is grateful to be able to help create a story that reflects the diversity of her community and raises awareness of underrepresented voices. Additionally, the first documentary she cut, titled Resist, about the Resistance Revival Chorus, was featured at the Tribeca Film Festival.
“When I originally joined Nomad, the work they were doing was so far beyond anything I was involved with at the time, so I was extremely happy to have the chance to come on board,” she recalls. “When I met (managing director/partner) Jennifer (Lederman) and the rest of the partners, it instantly felt like a family — one that I knew would constantly push me to become a better editor. So I’m incredibly excited to start this next chapter in my career and beyond lucky to be doing it at Nomad.”