I am an award winning Birmingham based screenwriter, producer, director and aspiring novelist. A film I produced won the UK parliamentary Film The House competition 2015.
I've also had poetry published in journals, magazines and newspapers worldwide - most recently in the Galway Review. The late Seamus Heaney once wrote to me to say he liked one of my poems.
In 2013 I was selected for the 104 Films' Generator scheme for emerging producers and attended, pitched and had funder meetings at Edinburgh International Film Festival. In 2011 I was selected for the Screen West Midlands Emerging Producer Mentoring Scheme where I was mentored by Rachel Robey (London to Brighton). I also reached Phase 1 of the Screen Yorkshire Triangle scheme 2012.
Prior to doing my degree as a mature student I was a carpenter and general builder. I also worked variously as a roofer, concreter, tar sprayer, factory labourer, barman, kitchen porter and mobile bookseller.
Since doing my B Ed (Hons) degree in Design and Technology I have worked as a teacher, university lecturer, software engineer, technical writer, music video producer and filmmaker-in-residence. I am currently writing a novel and actively developing various film projects. I also write for animation.
I'm interested in writing for theatre as well as film and am trying to see more plays when possible. I did the Royal Court theatre's Critical Mass playwriting scheme tutored in 2010
Name: Brendan O'Neill
Lives in: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Company: Stickleback Productions & Film Division
Occupation: Director, Producer and Screenwriter
Unique traits: Determination, Kindness (not to be confused with weakness)
UK Parliamentary Film The House Winner
2 Weeks 2 Make It Music Video competition
A & E Black Childrens Book Pitch competition winner