Editor of ‘World’s Biggest Asshole’ finds home at Union

(Graham Turner)

Graham Turner is not an asshole. In fact, the tattooed cutter is a really nice guy. But he sure does understand assholes as Graham IS the editor of the award-winning The World’s Biggest Asshole for Donate Life (via The Martin Agency, directed by Speck and Gordon).

The nice guy editor has garnered 10 Cannes Lions among other honors, and has brought his talents to bicoastal Union as Editor/Partner.

Additional projects for Nike, Apple, HP, Motorola, Hyundai, Toyota, and more round out his filmography. Prior to joining Union, Turner was at Cabin Editing Company.

“Union has a great reputation, established offices in multiple markets, and a foothold in long form projects. Beyond all of that, I love the culture – good people who genuinely care about one another. It’s fantastic to be an addition.”

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“We are always pushing to make ourselves stronger as a company and Graham’s work is some of the best in the world. I am really looking forward to opening new doors together in commercials and long form. It’s incredibly exciting to have him as a partner,” said Union Partner/Managing Director Michael Raimondi, who presides over the company with Partner/Managing Director Caryn Maclean, alongside Executive Producer Melissa Lubin in NY, and Executive Producer Vicki Russell in Austin.

As a high school sophomore in his native Salt Lake City, Turner took classes in filmmaking, and got hooked on post. “Everyone did everything,” he recalled, “but I always ended up as the editor.”

After graduation, he moved to LA, and at 21, he started at Mad River Post as a receptionist. Turner worked in the vault, then as an assistant editor. He joined Final Cut, where he became a staff editor, his profile growing with projects like the K-Swiss Kenny Powers campaign, created via 72andSunny and directed by Jody Hill. Moving to Cut & Run, Turner won an AICE Award for Best Comedy Editing on Motorola “Lazy Phone” (directed by Speck and Gordon; created via Droga5).

At Cabin, standout projects included World of Warcraft (directed by Rob McElhenney; created via 72&Sunny), Nissan with Brie Larson (directed by David Leitch; created via TBWA\Chiat\Day\NY), and a continuing relationship with Speck and Gordon, including a Pepsi Super Bowl spot with Steve Carrell (via GS&P).

“I enjoy taking the time to craft a story and to collaborate with all the creative people who are drawn to the same thing,” Turner concluded. “In the larger picture, pacing out the stories, finding those emotional arcs, and nailing the joke are all about giving audiences a feeling of joy.”

Reel 360 wishes Graham all the best at Union.

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