New York City-based editorial boutique Bandit, formerly known as Fluid, has added editor Chris Kursel to its team. Kursel comes to Bandit with more than a decade of experience cutting spots for top brands, including Google, Starbucks, Twitter, Cadillac, American Express, Verizon Wireless and Samsung. He comes to Bandit after a six-year stint at Lost Planet, where he worked on national campaigns for clients such as Wieden+Kennedy, 72andSunny, Mcgarrybowen and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.
Kursel has cut spots for a variety of genres spanning commercials, feature films and documentaries. He won a “Best Editing” award at the Boston Film Festival for his work on the feature film All Mistakes Buried. He also worked with three-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer Bob Richardson on two back-to-back short films, Mandible and Wild Horses. Other films on his roster include the feature documentaries Branca’s Pitch and Andy, an upcoming documentary about famed deceased surfer Andy Irons.
Kursel is a Milwaukee native who studied film at Boston University and broke into the industry right out of college, landing a position as an in-house editor for Boston advertising agency Modernista! and later relocating to San Francisco to serve as an in-house editor at advertising agency Evolution Bureau.