Kerry O’Neill

writer + director



short film / 2024

how far will sixteen year old foster girl ruby go to get the family she’s always wanted?

a pitch black comedy thriller starring ryan simpkins, chloe east, and rich sommer. written and directed by kerry o’neill as a part of the afi directing workshop for women.

walk out nice and smooth

short film / 2023

thirteen-year-old dani and their mother anne embark on an all-day odyssey to flip a stolen laptop. things get weird.

a dark comedy drama starring riley st. john and kate adams in their second collaboration with writer/director kerry o’neill. featuring susan berger, demorge brown, david brown, kendra uncut, and jayson cuevas. premiered at the 2023 palm springs shortfest.

bea at rehab

short film / 2021

after being abandoned at a rehab by her mother, young bea is forced to evade authority figures and fend for herself.

a social realist drama starring riley st. john and kate adams written and directed by kerry o’neill. recipient of the panavision new filmmakers grant, the vanishing angle post production grant, selected for the 2021 short to feature lab, where the short was developed into the coming of age feature, bea.


kerry’s recent television work includes writing for netflix’s murderville and amazon/freevee’s emmy nominated comedy jury duty. here’s a picture of her talking about it with her hands ︎︎︎