Timi O’Neill BA (Hons), PGCE, MA, FHEA

Programme Director of MArts/BA Film & TV


Tel: +44 (0) 1792 483221
E-mail: timi.oneill@uwtsd.ac.uk

Timi O’Neill

Managing and teaching at the Swansea College of Art UWTSD's Film & TV course. 

Current Teaching;

  • Scriptwriting
  • Youtube series
  • Directing
  • Philosophical ideas into film
  • Baroque Cinematography 
  • Israeli Film
  • Middle Eastern politics and the image
  • Narrative studies

I am the festival director of the Copper Coast International Film Festival.

I have worked in Swansea College of Art UWTSD since 2008. I have taught in several departments. Currently, I am the Programme Director of the MArts/BA Film & TV programme. 

Previously to UWTSD, I worked as a freelance videographer funded by several sources (Arts Council of Wales, Joseph Rownhtree foundation etc) and have directed several commerical projects. My short films have been screened in film festivals across the world. 

  • BAFTSS (British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies)
  • Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild
  • MeCCSA
  • Royal Institute of Philosophy
  • British Shakespeare Association
  • Samuel Beckett Society

I am working on a PhD proposal exploring the influence religious ideas had upon the Irish playwright Samuel Beckett during his time in Berlin and Paris. This proposal is for The University of London Institute in Paris.

Recently commissioned to write a feature-length script due to be filmed in November 2018.


Historical trauma and imprisonment in Samuel Beckett’s short prose in Writing from the Margins: The Aesthetics of Disruption in the Irish Short Story ed by Dr C.Ryan (Cambridge Scholars, 2015)