Wednesday, August 21, 2019
YORKSHIRE POST (UNITED KINGDOM) -- Originally from Adel, the Leeds Grammar graduate, 42, moved to California and has spent years hustling to get himself recognized in Hollywood. Now his second feature, “Headshots,” has won a string of awards on the film festival circuit in the USA. Mr. O’Neill went on to study film at the University of East Anglia in Norwich and San Francisco State University. After graduating, he came back to Leeds and worked in various jobs including roles at banks and selling double-glazing over the phone — but never gave up on his dream and “kept firing out screenplays” to Hollywood production companies.