bekky O’Neil is a multidisciplinary artist, animator & director born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and based between Northumberland County and Toronto, Ontario. She is a graduate of Concordia University in Montréal, Québec, and holds a BFA in Playwrighting from the Department of Theatre and a second BFA in Film Animation from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema.
bekky is currently pursuing postgraduate studies in Animated Documentary & Sustainable Agriculture in the Interdisciplinary Masters in Art, Media & Design at OCAD University. Alongside her partner Keith Del Principe, bekky is the co-founder of Cardboard Reality Farm & Studios.
She is also the Artistic Director of Quality Slippers Productions, a company that (occasionally) produces original puppet plays for adult audiences.
bekky is passionate about ecology, preserving biodiversity, and believes that good art can inspire positive social change.
bekky’s films have played as part of the Official Selection at the Ottawa International Animation Festival & Monstra Festival of Animated Films Lisbon. Her most recent film Last summer, in the garden is currently touring the United States with the Animation Show of Shows.
bekky’s theatre work has been featured at festivals including: The Montreal Fringe Festival, Toronto Fringe Festival, SummerWorks Theatre Festival, Nuit Blanche Montreal, Nuit Blanche Toronto, The International Toy Theatre Festival in NYC, Pop Montreal and Art Matters.
bekky’s visual art has been on display at the Canadian Sculpture Centre, the VAV Gallery, The Inaugural Visual Fringe & the NextStage Festival.
(Photo: Robin Sharp)