Peter O'Neill

Peter O'Neill is a documentary filmmaker and cinematographer who has produced films about artists and craftspeople and teamed up with anthropologists to create social documentaries. His film Final Marks: The Art of the Carved Letter about the John Stevens Shop in Newport, RI won top festival awards. Tree of Iron, for which he was co-director and cinematographer, was screened nationally on PBS, and his two films about Hmong refugees—The Best Place to Live and Better Places—have screened on Rhode Island PBS and are distributed internationally. He is currently working on the second of two films about life in Cambodia after the Khmer Rouge.

In the FAV program, O'Neill taught courses in introductory cinema production, documentary production and live action film. He is a past recipient of RISD's John R. Frazier Award for Excellence in Teaching.

RISD faculty member Peter O'Neill
  • BA, Middlebury College
  • MFA, Rhode Island School of Design