Conor Byrne

Film and VFX Editor


Born and raised in Dublin, I began my career as an assistant editor at Independent Pictures, right after College. I worked my way up to series editor and edited over 50 hours of prime time TV for the national broadcaster before moving to Canada and working freelance for a year. While there, I assisted on several features, shorts and documentaries before editing the feature documentary With Glowing Hearts.

I moved to London In 2012 and worked at MPC Film as a lead VFX editor on several features including World War Z and Guardians of the Galaxy. In 2015, I was got the opportunity to start up the editorial department at the newly opened Industrial Light and Magic London Offices, and was lead editor on Spectre and Star Wars The Force Awakens.

In 2016 I was offered the opportunity to move to ILM Vancouver to start up the editorial department there also and have completed work on Only the Brave, Martin Scorsese's Silence and Star Wars The Last Jedi among others.

I left ILM in 2020 to do some travelling and worked freelance on some exciting projects such as being on-set editor on Abba Voyage, which was a wonderful experience.

Most recently I've spent 2 years working freelance at Goodbye Kansas working on See Season 3 and Jack Ryan and others. I also developed GBKs near set editorial workflow, working closely with the Motion Capture team, and completing several exciting upcoming projects. More to come on those in due course.

I got the opportunity at GBK to develop a lot of python tools for the editorial dept, working closely with the pipeline department, and shipped multiple tools that integrate with Nuke Studio/Hiero, Avid/Premiere/Resolve and Ftrack. I also developed several standalone workflow tools and imporved my python skills significantly, something I hope to continue in the future.

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My Work Experience.

Jan 2020 - 2023

Freelance Editor

Film and VFX Editor

I am currently working as a freelance Film and VFX editor and since 2020 I've completed work on projects such as Abba Voyage, See season 3 and Jack Ryan. I spent 2 years freelancing for Goodbye Kansas, and edited several upcoming, unanounced projects.

Jan 2015 - 2020

ILM Vancouver

Lead Editor

I wasthe lead editor at Industrial light & Magic Vancouver. I moved to Canada in 2016 to start up and head the editorial department where I hired, trained and actively mentored three other editors, and I supervised all editorial output from the studio.


ILM London

Lead Editor

Prior to coming to Canada I was hired to start the editorial department in the newly opened ILM London offices. As the sole editor I was in charge of the editorial output for all shows, including Ant Man, The Force Awakens and Spectre.

2011 - 2014

MPC Film London

Senior Editor

For four years prior to joining ILM I worked as a senior vfx effects editor at MPC film London. I was lead editor on X-men First Class, John Carter, Man of Steel, World War Z and Guardians of the Galaxy, leading teams of between 2 and 5 editors.

2004 - 2010


Freelance Editor

In 2010 I spent a year freelancing in Canada and worked on several feature films, documentaries, reality TV shows and several corporate projects. I started my career as an editor in Ireland’s largest independent production company, Independent Pictures, where I created over 40 hours of primetime TV and worked my way up to senior series editor.

Selected Filmography


  • One Piece (2023)
  • Lead VFX editor - GBK
  • Dr Who S14 (2023)
  • Lead VFX editor - GBK
  • See (2022)
  • Lead VFX editor - GBK
  • Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2022)
  • Lead VFX editor - GBK
  • Carnival Row S2 (2022)
  • Lead VFX editor - GBK
  • Abba Voyage (2022)
  • Editor / VFX editor - Freelance
  • Aladdin (2019)
  • Lead Editor - ILM
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
  • Lead Editor - ILM
  • Star Wars - The Last Jedi (2017)
  • Lead Editor - ILM
  • *Academy Award Nominee for Best Visual Effects 2018
  • Only The Brave (2017)
  • Lead Editor - ILM
  • Silence (2017)
  • Lead Editor - ILM
  • Star Wars - The Force Awakens (2015)
  • Lead Editor - ILM
  • *Academy Award Nominee for Best Visual Effects 2016
  • Spectre (2015)
  • Lead Editor - ILM
  • The Jungle Book (2015)
  • Senior Visual Effects Editor - MPC
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  • Senior Visual Effects Editor - MPC
  • *Academy Award Nominee for Best Visual Effects 2014
  • Cinderella (2014)
  • Previz Editor - MPC
  • World War Z (2013)
  • Senior Visual Effects & Previz Editor - MPC
  • Man of Steel (2013)
  • Senior Visual Effects Editor - MPC
  • The Man Who Was Full of Birds (2013)
  • Editor, Visual Effects - Edgewax
  • * Nominee best short Isle of White & Glasgow 2014
  • X-Men: First Class (2011)
  • Senior Visual Effects Editor - MPC
  • With Glowing Hearts (2010)
  • Editor, Motion Gfx - Animal Mother Films
  • Love Shines (2010)
  • Assistant Editor - Paperny Films
  • * Premiered VIFF 2010. Nominee HotDocs, VIFF, MAUI, SXSW
  • The Closer You Get to Canada (2010)
  • Assistant Editor - Simplicity Media
  • * VIFF 2010 & TIFF 2010. Leo award winner 2011
  • Circle of Pain (2009)
  • Assistant Editor, Editor, GFX, VFX - Legacy Filmworks



  • Dust Up (8*25) (2010)
  • Editor, Motion GFX - Bravo - Paperny Films
  • Fairy Gown Mother (Pilot) (2010)
  • Editor - Lifestyle - Paperny Films
  • Iceman (Pilot) (2010)
  • Editor - Bravo - Paperny Films
  • The Dealers (8x25') (2009)
  • Online Editor - RTÉ 1 - Independent Pictures
  • The Cost of Living (7x25') (2008)
  • Offline editor, GFX - TG4 - Independent Pictures
  • O' Kane's Coast (10x25') (2008)
  • Offline editor, GFX - TG4 - Independent Pictures
  • Overseas 1 & 2 (12x25') (2007/8)
  • Offline & online editor, GFX - TG4 - Independent Pictures
  • The New Countryside 6 & 7 (46x25') (2007/8)
  • Off & online editor, GFX - TG4 - Independent Pictures
  • Xbox Joyride (2010)
  • Commercial for Xbox Game
  • Editor, Motion GFX - Brudder Films
  • Telus Mobility (2010) (4*3)
  • Web videos for mobile provider
  • Editor - Blink Media
  • Sterling & Joneve (2010) (2*7)
  • In-store promo for retailer
  • Editor, Motion GFX - Waterfront Films
  • PriceWaterhouseCooper 'The Perfect Pitch'(2006)
  • Training Video
  • Motion graphics - Independent Pictures


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With Glowing Hearts
The man who was full of birds
Worl War Z


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