Jongsma + O’Neill is an internationally-recognized filmmaking and story design studio specialized in emerging and interactive media. Founded by the Dutch-American creative team Eline Jongsma and Kel O’Neill, Jongsma + O’Neill work with a tight-knit family of collaborators—from graphic designers to creative technologists, from camera rig builders to VFX experts—to create award-winning experiential installations, documentary films, interactive storytelling apps, and AR/VR projects.
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.