#150 | Rickie O'Neill | Actor/Writer


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This week Folks, Joining @paulbutlerlennox onFni Wrapchat is a multifaceted and exciting talent Rickie O'Neill. @rickieoneill
During the first months of the Pandemic, Fni established a 5 page screenwriting competition "Gimme 5". Rickies script beat dozens of other entries and received a cash prize and a Arri equipment rental package from our Sponsors over at @filmequipmentstore
Rickie won Best Short and best First time Director at the Independent Shorts awards for the Subsequent Film "Sunny Afternoon" in Los Angeles last week and has been selected for seven other international festivals around the World, including Tokyo, Chicago, New York and Toronto.
Just today (10th July) his short Sunny Afternoon, was selected for the Irish Film London festival)
Watch out world.
Rickie O'Neill is a 30 year old musician/actor/writer/director who for the last 10 years has been touring with legendary Irish band The Saw Doctors as their full time drummer.
In 2012 he took up acting and since then has been fortunate enough to travel the world with big productions such as Once The Musical aswell as appear on tv in different shows such as as Red Rock and commercials for well known brands like McDonalds and Rockshore. He was also cast in the staged work in progress adaptation of Breakfast On Pluto which played for 2 nights in the black box theatre during the Galway International Arts Festival 2019.
Breakfast On Pluto will soon make it's world premier. He is also the main voice over artist for the Electric Ireland GAA minor championships campaign which has been running since 2017.
Rickie loves to read and is an avid writer of short stories (one of which has been published in The Galway Review, titled 'Liquor, Guns & Ammo')
Sunny Afternoon was written by Rickie back in 2015 with a much different ending. A few years later, Rickie revisited the script and changed it drastically.
Sunny Afternoon is Rickie's directorial debut.
He is currently working on a series of mini documentaries and is hoping to release the first edition of this series (Jimmy Bricks) in the autumn of 2021.
Check out our brilliant new Membership and mentor scheme on WeAreFni.com/mentors
Why not join us on the 27th of August for our membership forum. We will be joined by some of the wonderful cast of Love/Hate for a retrospective chat on their experiences working on the show. (on what would have been just after what would it have been it's 10th Anniversary in 2020)
Round table chats, one on one networking and YOUR Irish Film community in one spot.

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