Morgan O'Neill

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Morgan O'Neill
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Morgan O'Neill
Born (1973-04-19) 19 April 1973 (age 41)
Sydney, Australia
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 1999 - Present
Spouse(s) Sarah Sonneville (2012–present)

Morgan O'Neill is an Australian writer, director, actor and producer. He is also an accomplished professional musician. Having earned an honors degree in Literature from the University of Sydney, he subsequently graduated from Australia's prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) with a BA in Performing Arts (Acting) in 1998. Since then he has worked extensively in all facets of the entertainment industry, both in Australia and the US, with television roles including All Saints, Water rats and Sea Patrol. O'Neill also appeared in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, Joanne Lees: Murder in the Outback, Supernova and Little Oberon.

Personal life[edit]

He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Sarah Sonneville.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film
Writer Director
2006 Solo NoN NoN
2011 The Factory NoN NoN
2013 Drift NoN NoN

Awards[edit]

In 2005 he won the first Project Greenlight Award of A$1,000,000 to make his film, Solo. The film garnered three FCCA award nominations, including for his screenplay. Since then he has written and directed The Factory and starring John Cusack. His most recent film Drift starring Sam Worthington, Xavier Samuel and Myles Pollard was released around the world in 2013, including across Australia, the US, Europe, South America and Asia.

His films have won awards in festivals all around the world including: The Newport Beach Film Festival in California (Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking), Rincon International Film Festival in Puerto Rico (Best Feature Film, Best Overall Film, Audience Choice Award), Isola Del Cinema, Italy, St Kilda Film Festival and Tropfest among others. His films have been selected to appear at numerous other festivals including: The Sydney Film Festival, The Hamptons International Film Festival, Manhattan Short Film Festival, Dungog International Film Festival and the Melbourne Comedy Festival.

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