Introduce Yourself : Introducing myself by Matt O'Neill

Matt O'Neill

Introducing myself

Matt O'Neill here. I've been a Stage 32 member for a while. I'm a working actor, producer & filmmaker. I have a feature releasing world wide in Jan/Feb 2017 titled Edgar Allan Poe's Lighthouse Keeper. I have two features I've written in active development now. One fully packaged with funding almost secured. I'm also producing and/or starring in a few others all slated to begin production in 2017. I'm looking forward to being more active on Stage 32 & getting to know more of the talented artist here!

Erik Grossman

Hey Matt, great to see ya!

Amanda Toney

Edgar Allen Poe's Lighthouse Keeper sounds great. How'd that come together? Who produced and who's distributing?

Matt O'Neill

Hi Erik! Thanks! Great to be here! Amanda, thank you. Lighthouse was produced by Thunderhead Entertainment & Millman Productions. Came together a few years ago. I had done another movie, Primitive, with Thunderhead (Benjamin Cooper). At dinner during our premiere/promo for that up in San Luis Obispo, CA, Ben & I were talking about how fun it would be to do a ghost movie in an old lighthouse in the vein of the old Roger Corman, Poe movies. His sister in-law mentioned that she worked for the Point San Luis Lighthouse authority. Well... that brought fruition to the idea. Edgar Allan Poe's last, unfinished work was the Lighthouse Keeper. He died before he completed the story. So, based on that, a script was written by Carl Edge with the lead role written for me. Ben & Jeff Miller from Millman Productions put it together, I came-on as co-producer & lead. We got Vernon Wells to star with me and we made the movie. It's a really fun picture! A nice period piece with that old Corman feel. ITN is handling foreign & domestic. It's due to be released at the beginning of 2017. Thanks for asking!

Shawn Speake

That's what's up, Matt! Great to see you in the lounge, bro

Matt O'Neill

Thanks Shawn! Great to connect!

Richard Gustason

Hello Matt and welcome to Stage 32.

Marcus Leighton

Welcome Matt! Sounds like you have a lot of good things going on!

Steve Hunyi

cool!

Pat Savage

Hello Matt and welcome to Stage 32.

Amanda Toney

What a cool trajectory! We were on a panel this weekend with the SLO film festival - congrats to you!

Leonard D. Hilley II

Great news!

Timothy Burnham

Nice to meet you Matt! It sounds like a lot of great, hard work is paying off for you!

Matt O'Neill

Thanks you all! Amanda, we premiered the Lighthouse at the the 2016 SLO Film Festival! Really great fest & people! Love it up there! Especially good for us because Lighthouse won "Best Narrative Feature Film" in their central coast film makers showcase. Our Director, Ben, is originally from up that way.

Richard "RB" Botto

Clearly have much to offer the community, Matt. Thrilled to hear you are planning on being more active!

Shawn Speake

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Bobbi Romans

Congratulations!!

Cheyenne L. Harlow

Hello Matt, It's nice to hear you're doing so well with your projects.

Matt O'Neill

Hope everyone, that celebrates it, had a great thanksgiving! Just got back in LA myself. Looking forward to what Dec brings & the coming new year. Some big news on the horizon!

Sarah Anarna

Nice to meet you, Matt! This sounds awesome. Congrats! Looks like your 2017 is off to a great start!

Richard "RB" Botto

Looking forward to hearing all about it, Matt!

Richard "RB" Botto

I agree with Jeff. If this is something that interests you, Matt, I'd be happy to get you set up.

Shawn Speake

I'd read that blog!

Matt O'Neill

Wow.. That's very flattering. Thank you! I hadn't ever thought about that at all. I don't know if I'm qualified to write a blog about anything hahaha. I feel like I'm struggling like everyone else. But that does sound interesting RB.

Richard "RB" Botto

Certainly sounds like you are. Do me a favor, Matt, drop Rosalind a line at Rosalind@stage32.com and tell her I sent you! She handles all our blogs and will get you rolling!

Richard "RB" Botto

And both are terrific, J.

Marjolein Smit

Hello Matt, CONGRATS !! Hihihi Want some booze and cigars while chatting guys? greetings

Matt O'Neill

Hello Everyone! Who is going to Sundance? I will be there, most likely, between 1/21-1/24 (TBD).

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