A longtime collaborator with director Florian Habicht, Peter O'Donoghue is also a director in his own right — from shorts to hour-long, life in China documentary Happy Everyday. In 2010 the Australian-based Kiwi headed to New York to edit and co-write Habicht's acclaimed Love Story, whose storyline is partly shaped by feedback from New Yorkers. The pair then collaborated for a film on Brit band Pulp and the band's hometown.
Editing is like a phase of writing — the last phase. It's a chance to let the magic of the actual footage add to the original vision for the film, in both imagined and unexpected ways. Peter O’Donoghue