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Biography

Working both as a hired feature-writer and director, David M. O'Neill's latest written works include the Warner Brothers action thriller "Passenger 58" and the 2021 documentary “Mary – Life After Jesus” produced through Ephesus productions.

Written and directed works include, "Five Aces" (20th Century) and the gambling action-thriller, "Player 5150" (First Look Studios). Additional produced writing ventures include the Afghanistan family political-drama, "The Black Tulip" (Snag Films) and the Netflix ESX Production rural political action drama, "The Stand at Paxton County".

Selected by the Afghanistan Film Commission as its official 2011 Academy Award entry for Best Foreign Language Film, The Black Tulip was also favored in the 83rd Motion Picture Academy Awards as eligible for best original screenplay and was ultimately awarded Pen USA’s 2013 prestigious Freedom to Write Award along with numerous other international festival awards.

David spends his time partnering with rights holders, capturing, creating, and executing new Intellectual Property content. New works include an adaptation of Mary of Agreda's "The Mystical City of God" - Golf comedy "Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden" - St. Martin’s Press psychological thriller, "What Lies in the Valley Below" and Viking Press, Pulitzer Nominated Richard Jessup’s action-thriller, "Threat".

Awards Include: The Black Tulip – Freedom to Write Award. Afghan Film Official Entry - Best Foreign Film, Motion Picture Academy Awards. Official Academy screenplay consideration. NY International Film Festival – Official Selection. Salento International Film Festival – Best Feature Film, Boston International Film Festival – Best Feature Film. Beverly Hills Film Festival – Golden Palm Grand Prize. Cinequest – Official Selection, International Digital – Screenwriter. Ft. Lauderdale Int. Film Festival – Writer-Director – Spirit of Independent Filmmaking Award. William Morris Agency – Writer of the Week. Monte Carlo Charity – Best Feature.

Graduate of the University of Oregon, Arizona School of Business, American Conservatory Theater of San Francisco, and the Screenwriting University master's certificate program.

Known For
The Stand at Paxton County, (Produced), Five Aces (Produced), Player 5150, The Black Tulip - G.O.L.F
Highest Staffing Level
Co-Producer

AMERICAN YANKEE

David M. O'Neill
Drama Romance

New York Yankee right-hander Brooks Crawford joins the Managua Giants to get his prized fastball back and finds himself becoming a reluctant hero working to secure Nicaragua's first free election in 100 years.

GENTLEMEN ONLY LADIES FORBIDDEN - PUDDY MCFADDEN LICENSE TO GOLF

David M. O'Neill
Comedy Action & Adventure

“GOLF” – Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden is the story of one-time PGA superstar, McKenzie “Puddy” McFadden’s blistering fall from grace and his long, improbable million to one comeback by way of the Viagra Classic.

THE HAPPY MAN

Eric Higgs - David M. O'Neill
Mystery & Suspense Horror

When a sexy couple moves in next door, it's way too late for Charles Ripley who learns the hard way his new neighbors are actually cannibals.

WAR JUNKIES

David M. O'Neill
Drama Action & Adventure

Decorated Vietnam War Correspondent Jim Bennet gets caught behind enemy lines in Cambodia and must escape the Khmer Rouge's genocide down the Mekong Delta during the fall of Saigon.