Steve O Connell
designer / director


Steve O Connell is a designer, filmmaker and screenwriter based in Ireland.

He is a co-founder of Black Bird Films, a collective working across narrative film, documentary and design for the screen. In 2022, he wrote and directed The Funeral Path, which premiered at the Fastnet Film Festival and was awarded Best Short Film at the European Cinematography Awards. His other credits as writer / director include Trying on Oblivion, The Grey Grouse and Frequency.

He was previously the creative director of Feeld, a dating app dedicated to championing sex positivity and inclusivity; and a senior designer with WorkGroup, HENI Publishing and Mind Design. He currently works as a book cover designer and freelance creative director.


– Guest lecturer, NCAD, book design

– Best Short Film (ECAs 2023)
– Best Editing (ECAs 2023)
– 100 Archive (13 Selections)
– IDI Awards (Finalist)
– ICAD Awards (Commended)

Creative Review
Eye on Design
Eye on Design
100 Archive

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