Speaker Sean O'Neill

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Sean O'Neill


Visitor Media

Sean O’Neill is a producer, director, writer, and the founder of Visitor Media, where he leads the company’s strategy and creative development. Since founding Visitor in 2020, Sean has produced the feature film Crystal Pite: Angels’ Atlas (2022), which premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival and won the festival’s Showcase Audience Award. He was the executive producer and co-showrunner of LIDO TV (2022), a CBC Gem digital variety series created by the Grammy-nominated artist and musician Lido Pimienta, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and has been nominated for multiple Canadian Screen Awards, a Rockie Award, and a Canadian Cinema Editors Award. In 2022, Visitor Media will premiere Swan Song, a four-part documentary series and feature film co-created by Sean and director Chelsea McMullan, who serve as co-showrunners. The project follows ballet legend Karen Kain and a group of dancers as they work to create a major new production of Swan Lake. Swan Song series will air on the CBC in Canada and the project is distributed internationally by Dogwoof. From 2017 to 2020, Sean co-created, executive produced and hosted the award-winning CBC arts documentary series In the Making, a primetime show that took viewers inside the lives and work of notable artists at pivotal moments of creation. Over two seasons, the Canadian Screen Award-winning series screened at MoMA PS1, the National Gallery of Canada, the Remai Modern, VIFF Cinema, and other festivals and museums across Canada. 

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