Nick Tomnay hails from Sydney, Australia. After graduating from art school, Tomnay began his professional career as an assistant editor, and then editor. In 2001 he wrote, Directed and Edited The Host, a 25-minute black comedy shot on super 16mm film. This film premiered at the TriBeCa film festival. It went on to win the Seattle International Film Festival in 2002, and the equivalent of the Academy Awards in Australia (AFI) the same year.
Tomnay relocated to Manhattan in 2004 and currently works as an editor in Chelsea.
In addition to his critically acclaimed editing, Tomnay?s deep experience as a director, writer, and producer explain how he brings a cinematographer?s eye to each project. ?Those experiences definitely influenced me on a visual level,? Tomnay says. ?My favorite assignments have filmic elements, which open the door for editing ideas that serve the script: That?s how advertising can have cinematic sensibilities, but still communicate something directly and effectively in a short amount of time.?
For Tomnay, the sharp style and luxurious creature comforts of the wild(child) facility are the perfect place to add to his list of clients, a lineup that includes agencies Saatchi & Saatchi, Y&R, Ogilvy, Leo Burnett, McCann Erickson, DDB, FCB, and J Walther Thompson for internationally recognized brands such as McDonalds, Travelodge, and Lucky Strike. ?I love wild(child)?s reel and they?ve made me feel very welcome here,? he notes. ?The closer was working in this space: It?s open with lots of natural light, and a fascinating mixture of retro and futuristic together. It?s the sort of place you want to inhabit.?
Nick Tomnay is an incredible storyteller who takes chances, and his sense of rhythm and timing are impeccable. He?s an awesome Aussie!