Timi O’Neill

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

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 am currently developing a Film Festival called 'Leviathan' aimed at promoting activist films that challenge perceived dominant ideologies. 

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 Rowntree foundation etc) and have directed several commercial 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

Exploring the role social media plays in the democratic process and its influence upon identity and mental health.


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)


Michel Foucault predicts the NSA's cyber Panopticon (Pending)

Resistance and freedom in the works of Samuel Beckett (Pending)



Late December feature film (2018).