Kel O'Neill makes award-winning cross-platform content
Kel O'Neill's Bio:
Kel O'Neill is a director, writer and producer working at the intersection of documentary, art and technology. He and his partner Eline Jongsma created PBS’s Emmy-nominated, Webby-honored interactive documentary Empire (New York Film Festival 2013), and were the winners of the inaugural Tim Hetherington Visionary Award for their virtual reality documentary The Ark (Tribeca Film Festival 2016). He is a frequent speaker at events like SXSW, MIT Hacking Arts Festival and Magnum’s Photography Expanded Symposium.
In his role at The Economist Media Lab, O’Neill is one part artist in residence and one part explorer—he served as creative lead on the Lab's recent VR documentary Oceans VR: Net Positive, and is currently experimenting with augmented reality technologies like Microsoft's HoloLens. He also serves as an immersive media consultant and mentor at Film Independent, and was the founder of the LA chapter of the global emerging media community StoryCode.
Kel O'Neill's Experience:
Video Correspondent at De CorrespondentOctober 2013 - July 2016
Regular video contributor to De Correspondent, the record-breaking crowd-funded online journalism platform that Jay Rosen called "the most interesting journalism start-up I have read about in 2013."
US Correspondent at VPROJanuary 2008 - October 2011
Director and producer of more than thirty reports for the award-winning show "Metropolis TV" on the VPRO network in the Netherlands.
Video Journalist at The VJ MovementApril 2010 - November 2010
Copywriter at The EconomistDecember 2006 - February 2008
Director and producer at Jongsma + O'Neill2008 - Present
Creates award-winning films, video installations and virtual reality experiences that show at museums and film festival all over the world. Find out more: http://sinisterhumanists.tumblr.com/press
Senior Fellow at the Economist Media Lab at The EconomistNovember 2014 - Present
Consultant, writer and producer on The Economist's interactive features and virtual/augmented reality projects.
Kel O'Neill's Education:
Eugene Lang College at The New School2001 – 2005BA
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art1998 – 1999Postgraduate DiplomaConcentration: Theater
Kel O'Neill's Interests & Activities:
Documentary, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, interactive, film, filmmaking, video art, journalism, installation art