Irish-born and Los Angeles-based, David OReilly is one of the most adventuresome and innovative independent animation filmmakers working today. A darling of the festival circuit — he has won top prizes in Berlin, Ottawa, Annecy, Sundance, and beyond — OReilly directed Alien Child, the unforgettably funny and touching faux-animated video game in Spike Jonze’s Her (2013), as well as live visuals for M.I.A. at Coachella (2009) and the U2 animated music video “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight” (2009). He was the first guest director in Cartoon Network’s 20-year history, creating the Adventure Time episode “A Glitch Is a Glitch.”
OReilly is resolutely independent, moving freely among television network, feature film, and music video commissions; metaphysical, otherworldly video games and interactive projects that question ideas of the self and the nature of role-playing (Mountain and Character Mirror); Tumblr games, iPhone hologram apps, and Twitter-based comic strips; and virtual reality environments.
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