I’m a multidisciplinary artist with a passion for storytelling.
bekky O’Neil is a multidisciplinary artist, animator, writer & director based in Northumberland County, Ontario. She is a graduate of Interdisciplinary Masters in Art, Media & Design at OCAD University, and has recently completed her MFA thesis in Animated Documentary & Sustainable Agriculture. She is also a graduate of Concordia University and holds a BFA in Playwrighting and a second BFA in Film Animation from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. Her MFA thesis film What Does a Garden Know? will be released in 2023.
bekky is the co-founder of Cardboard Reality Farm & Studio where she collaborates with her partner, Keith Del Principe, on making films and growing flowers. The farm runs an active market garden and online shop, where clients can commission work and buy goods from the farm and studio.
bekky is passionate about ecology, preserving biodiversity, and believes that good art can inspire positive social change. She is a Partial Load Professor in the Animation & Game Development Program at Loyalist College in Belleville & a Sessional Instructor in the Experimental Animation Program at OCAD University in Toronto.
bekky’s films have played and garnered awards at festivals around the world. Her work has been funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council & the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).