Jongsma + O’Neill are Eline Jongsma & Kel O’Neill, an award-winning Dutch-American filmmaking team working at the intersection of documentary, art, and technology.
They created PBS’s Emmy-nominated, Webby-honored interactive documentary Empire, and won the 2015 Tim Hetherington Visionary Award for their VR documentary The Ark. Their work has been exhibited by such world-renowned institutions as Lincoln Center, REDCAT and the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, and has appeared at the New York Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, and The Los Angeles Film Festival. They are frequent speakers at events like South by Southwest, MIT Hacking Arts, and Magnum’s Photography Expanded Symposium.
They have have received grants and funding support from numerous institutions including the NEA, the European Cultural Foundation, the Knight Foundation, and the Mondriaan Fund. In addition, they are contributors to Vice, De Correspondent, PBS.org and the Creators Project. Independently, Kel is the Senior Fellow at The Economist Media Lab, and serves as Immersive Media Consultant and Mentor at Film Independent.
They live in Los Angeles with their daughter.
keloneill[at]gmail.com & elinejongsma[at]gmail.com