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 the 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 the fall.
bekky is the co-founder of Cardboard Reality Farm & Studio where she collaborates with her partner, Keith Del Principe, on cultivating permaculture growing solutions and producing sustainably created goods and media. 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.
bekky’s films have played at festivals around the world including the Ottawa International Animation Festival, Monstra Festival of Animated Films in Lisbon, and Animation Block Party in Brooklyn, NY. Her film Last summer, in the garden was featured in the 18th Animation Show of Shows and in LunaFest, touring cinemas worldwide with a curated selection of animated shorts, and shorts by women respectively. Sting of the Cactus, a stop motion animated music video for Toronto artist Ori Dagan, has garnered numerous awards, played at over 25 film festivals, and in 2018 was awarded Best Animated Music Video at the Independent Music Awards.
Her work has been funded by the Canada Council for the Arts & the Ontario Arts Council.