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  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Filmmaker

David OReilly

David OReilly is an Irish-born filmmaker and artist based in Los Angeles. Creator of the influential short films ‘Please Say Something’ and ‘The External World’, his animation work has garnered over 80 awards including Berlin’s Golden Bear, the Cartoon D’Or and awards at Sundance and the Venice Film Festival. David’s short films have been the subject of several retrospectives internationally. He has lectured at Pixar, Harvard, Yale, USC, CalArts and at many other conferences, institutions and film festivals around the world. In 2012 he wrote, directed and produced a special episode of the Emmy Award-winning show ‘Adventure Time’. He also created fictional video games in Spike Jonze’s Academy Award winning film ‘Her’. In 2014 he released his first video game ‘Mountain’ and wrote on the acclaimed animated sitcom ‘South Park’.