Spotlight Professional Series: Conor McBride

Spotlight Professional Series: Conor McBride

Conor McBride is an award winning filmmaker and editor, who tells stories that illuminate minority issues on race, gender and disability. Conor edited Matt Wolf’s Bayard & Me, a gay love story about civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, that premiered at Sundance. He also edited To Be Free, a short narrative film about Nina Simone, directed by Adepero Oduye with cinematography by Bradford Young, that has been accessioned in the Smithsonian’s permanent collection at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, as well as Unspoken, a ground-breaking documentary authored by Emma Zurcher-Long, a teenager with autism, that premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival. In 2021, Lance Edmand’s documentary The Seeker, which Conor edited, was to premiere atthe Tribeca Film Festival. Conor has made commercials for many of the biggest brands such as Google, Facebook, Mercedes Benz,Verizon & Youtube. His work has been published in the New York Times, Interview Magazine, Document Journal on Nowness and NPR. Conor has directed two documentaries about queer gender identity, Untitled and My Own Private Rockaway. Conor teaches film editing POWRPLNT, a digital art resource for teens in Brooklyn.

You can view more of Conor's work here.

When?

The talk will take place on Wednesday 23rd March 2022 at 2pm (UK Time)

How to Join

Conor's talk will be delivered online with the opportunity for students to attend on campus and online. In person attendance is limited to 30 people. If you are interested in attending, please contact t.faheypalma@abdn.ac.uk specifying your attendance preference.

More Details

If you need more information about this talk, please contact t.faheypalma@abdn.ac.uk