Brendan O'Neill

Brendan O'Neill

Stickleback Productions & Film Division

Director, producer and screenwriter in Birmingham, United Kingdom

About Brendan

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

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