- Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016
Production and post house Optimus has promoted Tim Cahill to editor. Cahill brings almost a decade of experience with top agencies and brands, as well as significant industry recognition, to the chair.
“Tim’s easygoing manner belies the fact that he is a true professional in the edit chair,” said Optimus EP/managing director Brian Hrastar. “He runs the room effortlessly, balancing the creative and technical needs of the project while simultaneously making the clients feel immediately comfortable. Clients and Optimus producers alike know their projects are in good hands with Tim. He has built lasting relationships inside and outside the building.”
A University of Dayton graduate, Cahill started at Optimus in the fall of 2009 as an intern and worked his way up to assistant editor two years later. He has worked with agencies including Edelman, Leo Burnett, mcgarrybowen and Ogilvy for clients such as Barilla Pasta, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Capri Sun, Coca-Cola, DSW, Humana, JCPenney, Lincoln, and Olive Garden. Earlier this year, Cahill was nominated for AICE Awards in two different categories for his work on Leo Burnett and Off the Street Club’s “One Chicago,” which also made the AICP shortlist in 2016.
“It means everything to have accomplished my goal of making editor,” said Cahill. “Years of hard work, learning, dedication and patience have paid off, and I look forward to creating and collaborating with clients and colleagues alike on exciting new projects and brands. I’ve met amazing people along the way, and look forward to continuing to do so. My new goal is to establish myself as a top-tier talent in the postproduction community.”