Kevin De La Isla O'Neill

 

Website: www.thehitproducer.com

Email: info@thehitproducer.com

Tel: +353 (0) 87 645 6199

Film Type: Live Action

Bio

 

Born in Mexico City to an Irish mother and Mexican father, Kevin worked as a theatre actor and soap actor (Carrusel de las Américas) in Mexico City. After finishing school, he came to Ireland in 1996 and studied Media Production in Coláiste Dhulaigh and ‘Film as a Fine-Art’ & languages at the University of Wolverhampton.

 

He has written and directed several award winning short films including, ‘A Kings Tradition’, ‘Lesson 101, The Wacky Diary of a Pick Up Artist’ and ‘Hope’.

 

He has also worked as a camera operator, A.P., Promos Producer and editor for TV3, Setanta Sports, Ned Kelly Pictures and RTÉ.

 

He has directed several TV commercials, music videos & concerts for The Walls, HamsandwicH, Julie Feeney, The Laundry Shop and The Novas.

 

He directed the sell-out run of Stoker (2009) at the New Theatre, Dublin. In 2010 and 2011 he won the Irish leg of Empire magazine’s ‘Done in 60 Seconds’ competition with versions of “The Departed” and “Shadow of the Vampire”.

 

He was a finalist in Ford’s ‘8 minutes in Cobh, Co. Cork’ short film competition with: “Hope”.
In 2012 he directed 3 short films for the European Women’s Lobby about Family Reunification.

 

In 2013 he spent 5 weeks in Africa co-producing and directing a 4-part TV-documentary series commissioned by EWTN on the life of the Pallottines.

 

He most recently produced and directed his debut feature film “The Hit Producer”, which is currently on the festival circuit and due for release in 2015.

Filmography

 

The Hit Producer 

(post-production) 2014

 

Patsy Dick

(Short) 2012

 

Hope

(Short)2012

 

Buried, or ‘Make Me Video with Kitties’: Done in 60 Seconds

(Short)2012

 

Cortando Fronteras 2: Un Mexicano en Dublín, Irlanda

(Documentary short)2012

 

Claudia

(Short)2012

 

Liz

(Short)2012

 

Saheli

(Short)2011

 

Shadow of the Vampire: Done in 60 Seconds

(Short)2009

 

The Key to Bravery

(Short)2006

 

A King’s Tradition

(Short)2005

 

Lesson 101: The Wacky Diary of a Pick Up Artist

(Short)2003

 

Wondering

(Short)2002

 

Radio Imagine

(Short)

Awards

 

The Hit Producer

 

Gold Remi Winner, Best First Feature 2015 (Feature Film) 48th WorldFest Ind Film Festival, Houston

 

Award of Excellence, Best Director 2014 The IndieFEST Film Awards, California

 

Award of Excellence, Best Feature j 2014 The IndieFEST Film Awards, California

 

Award of Excellence, Best Editing 2014 The IndieFEST Film Awards, California

 

Engraved

 

(Short Film) Best Editor & Sound Designer 2013 48 Hour Film Competition – Judge Lenny Abrahamson

 

Patsy Dick

 

(Short Film) Best Local Interest Film j 2013 Fastnet Film Festival, Schull, Ireland

 

Shadow of a Vampire

 

(Short) Winner Empire Magazine Done in 60 Seconds - Ireland 2011 DISS

 

The Departed

 

(Short) Winner Empire Magazine Done in 60 Seconds – Ireland 2010 DISS

 

Golden Pages

 

(SPEC ad) 1st Runner up Blinder’s Blindspot 2008

 

McVitties

 

(SPEC ad) 1st Runner up Blinder’s Blindspot 2007

 

Lesson 101, The Wacky Diary of a Pick-up Artist

 

(Short) Best Director 2008 NYC Midnight

 

A King’s Tradition

 

(Short) Best Director, Best Screenplay, Audience Award 2006 NYC Midnight