Kel O'Neill is a director and consultant working at the intersection of documentary, art and technology. He created PBS’s Emmy-nominated, Webby-honored interactive documentary 'Empire,' and won the 2015 Tim Hetherington Visionary Award for his VR documentary 'The Ark' (Tribeca 2016). He is a frequent speaker at events like SXSW, MIT Hacking Arts, and Magnum’s Photography Expanded Symposium.
O'Neill is the Senior Fellow at The Economist Media Lab, where he was creative lead on the VR piece 'Oceans VR: Net Positive,' and is currently experimenting with augmented reality technologies like Microsoft's HoloLens. He founded the LA chapter of the global immersive media community StoryCode, and is a consultant and mentor at Film Independent.