Born in London, O’neil Sharma is a graduate of Economics and holds a Masters in Investment Management. He began his career as an Investment Banker but soon decided to follow his true passion for filmmaking. He was awarded a scholarship to attend the London Film Academy.
His first feature film Fotoautomat Man was released in 2020 and premieres at the Tokyo Lift-Off Festival. His screenplay The Big B will be produced by Berlin Bombay International and will be his second feature as a director. Get Lucky (co-written with Ziska Riemann), was released in September 2019. He also co-wrote Endless for Thunder Road and Film House (release date to be announced). Recently, he has been commissioned by Life and Soul Pictures to write a screenplay Rites of Passage; a true story about how cricket has helped refugees integrate into Germany. Shooting is planned for late 2020.
O’neil worked as an assistant director on Valkyrie (Bryan Singer), The Last Station (Michael Hoffman), Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino), The Ghost (Roman Polanski), Drei (Tom Tykwer) and as directors assistant on Unknown (Jaume Collet-Serra), Hansel and Gretel (Tommy Wirkola) and Berlin Station (Paramount/Epix).
His first novel THE WHITE HOUSE, based on the script of the same name, is available through AMAZON.COM