Owen O'Neill made his name as an award-winning comedian, writer & performer - two Fringe Firsts, the Edinburgh critics award for best comedy, a Perrier nomination and the LWT award for best original one-man play. “To call what he does 'stand-up' doesn't do him justice. This is genuine comedy from the gut, a true original.” THE SCOTSMAN.
His debut TV feature film ARISE AND GO NOW, a black comedy about priests, pigeons and the IRA, was directed by DANNY BOYLE, and was screened as part of the BBC Film on 2 series. He wrote and starred in SHOOTING TO STARDOM a short film directed by Kieron J Walsh which won the best short at the Cork Film Festival in 1999.
In 2007 he wrote and directed THE BASKETCASE, a short film about Love and Death in small town Ireland. It won best short at the Boston Film fest in 2008 and best short at the Fantasposa Film festival in Brazil in 2010.