Beyond the Spot: David O'Connor

Beyond the Spot: David O'Connor

In the latest installment of our regular feature BEYOND THE SPOT, David O’Connor, Casting Director, O’Connor Casting Company, shares his insight on working with directors, the challenges of new media, and the importance of listening.

O'Connor started professional life studying painting at the Art Institute of Chicago and enjoys the challenges of a casting director; it's harder and harder to anticipate what clients are looking for in casting and, when you're working in an office like O'Connor Casting, working in all sorts of content, that means satisfying directors, writers and clients.

Watch the full interview below.

Melissa Thornley is a creative alchemist. She develops brands and people in the creative industries. Her current clients include Accomplice Media, HUM Music and STORY. Being an active board member of both The Midwest Independent Film Festival and AICP Midwest allows her to fan the flames of Chicago’s ad and film industry. Melissa can be reached at bts@screenmag.com. You can also watch other interviews with Melissa at our Beyond the Spot page here.