Jongsma & O'Neill
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Jongsma + O’Neill is a creative studio and consultancy founded by the Dutch-American team Eline Jongsma and Kel O’Neill. Working with a tight family of collaborators—from graphic designers to creative technologists, from camera rig builders to VFX experts— we offer clients end-to-end creative solutions that yield groundbreaking results. Story obsessed and medium agnostic, we've created experiential installations, documentary films, interactive storytelling apps, and AR/VR projects, and are always happy to solve the exciting challenges presented by new platforms and technologies.

Career highlights include:

  • creating and directing the Emmy-nominated, Webby-honored 2014 interactive documentary Empire;

  • directing the groundbreaking VR documentary The Ark—which won the inaugural Tim Hetherington Award and was called "a revolutionary new use-case for VR” by Wired;

  • piloting The Economist’s VR/AR first efforts as Senior Fellow and Creative Lead of the magazine’s Media Lab from 2014-2017;

  • winning Eisenhower and Sundance New Frontier Fellowships in 2017 and 2018, respectively;

  • speaking about our work and ideas at MIT, Yale, The Magnum Symposium and SXSW (twice);

  • exhibiting our work via some of the most prestigious film festivals, photo events and museums around the world including The New York Film Festival, Tribeca, IDFA, Rencontres d’Arles, REDCAT, The Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Khoj Workshops;

  • working as journalists for platforms like Vice, PBS.org, VPRO and The Correspondent; and

  • running educational programs and workshops for non-profits including the International Documentary Association and Film Independent.