Meet the Filmmaker Behind Alt Comedy's Funniest Videos
An interview with Whit Conway.
I’ve been a fan of Whit Conway for years, though I didn’t know it until last spring, when I noticed his name in the credits of two beautiful short films released around the same time: Relaxing Old Footage with Joe Pera and Matt Barats' Here We Have Idaho, both of which he edited. As I wrote then, I loved the grand scope of these pieces, the way they paired their narrators’ whimsical monologues with a deeply serious, expansive visual language. I quickly discovered these qualities are characteristic of Conway’s work. As a director, DP, and editor, he collaborates frequently with comedians like Joe Pera, Conner O’Malley, Carmen Christopher, John Reynolds, and others who operate in that same heightened-with-heart style. Conway came to New York by way of Chicago, where he studied at Second Cit
Jul 27 2021
11 min read