Vince O'Connell

Welcome to the website for Vincent O’Connell, writer and director. Vincent has written extensively for film, theatre, television and radio, and has directed for all those media. He also makes a serious contribution in the fields of education and community arts. This site is to outline the work to date, and to inform those interested about projects which are in an advanced state of development. Vincent will also develop a personal blog here.

This site is permanently under construction so new pages, links, writings and film clips are being added all the time, if  what’s here is of interest do bookmark and come back often.

In rehearsal. Photograph by Simon Kane
In rehearsal. Photograph by Simon Kane

Vincent has to date had 4 feature length films produced. ID won the Audience award at the Valenciennes Film Festival and was shortlisted for best screenplay by the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, his film CRIMINAL won Best Single Drama for the Royal Television Society, SWEET NOTHING was awarded Honorary Mention at the San Francisco Film Festival and his ID sequel ID2 SHADWELL ARMY was  released in August 2016.

Vincent also wrote and directed the BAFTA winning education film BEYOND THE BOUNDARY. His direction of the Sarah Kane short screenplay SKIN has won many awards internationally, was shortlisted for a Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and was showcased at the London Film Festival.

Vincent is currently working on his feature film RACHMAN – Empire of Dirt, which he will be directing. He directs theatre regularly in his adopted home town of Brighton, and has an extensive current slate of film projects at various stages of development, both as writer and director.


A first day’s filming for ‘Second Skin’. We can’t wait for the next.

Vincent has been away from social media for a while, but is now giving BlueSky a try. Come say hello to

Latest site news-  The CONTACT page has been very unstable over the past couple of years, which has now been fixed. If you have sent a message and not received a reply, we didn’t get the message. Please write again, and you will receive a response.

A new page has been added to the site, providing information about Second Skin a new feature currently in pre-production.

AGENT- Vincent  parted company with his agent of ten years, Elaine Steel, and is now seeking representation. Before Elaine, Vincent was with Leah Schmidt at The Agency and Curtis Brown.