"The Banshees of Inisherin" Editor Mikkel E.G. Nielsen on Making Films Come Full Circle

'The Banshees of Inisherin' editor Mikkel E.G. Nielsen interview
'The Banshees of Inisherin'Credit: Searchlight Pictures
Today’s guest is award-winning editor, Mikkel E.G. Nielsen. Nielsen is an editor and director known for films such as Sound of Metal, Beasts of No Nation, and most recently, The Banshees of Inisherin. Nielsen shares what he appreciates most about being a film editor.

In this episode, we discuss…

  • What Nielsen appreciates the most from his time in film school in Denmark

  • Realizing you can treat the material in many different ways

  • Remaining as objective and open as possible, especially in the initial stages of the process

  • Loving and honoring the collaborative process of editing a film

  • Why “less is more” sometimes

  • How finding balance and simplicity lends to a more powerful film

  • Helping the director make the best possible version of their intention

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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by GG Hawkins.

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