Her – Alien Child / Hologram sequences from David OReilly on Vimeo.
The External World (17min., 2010, HD)
A boy learns to play the piano. World premiere at the 67th Venice Film Festival
US premiere at Sundance 2011. Banned from exhibition in China by Shanghai’s
Ministry Of Culture.
Please Say Something (10min., 2009, HD)
A troubled relationship between a cat & mouse set in the distant future.
Octocat (5 min., 2008, HD)
Octocat searches for his parents.
A boy finds adventure in the big city. Written & Directed by David OReilly.
Plus rare and new work.
David OReilly is an Irish filmmaker, artist, and writer based in Los
Angeles. He began animating at the age of 14 and soon after started
working at Shynola and Studio AKA in London, where he honed his
skills on projects like Beck’s “E-Pro” video. Since then, his
commissions have included work for the Cartoon Network’s Adventure
Time, U2, M.I.A., and Garth Jennings’ Son of Rambow. Craving to
explore his own ideas, he often leaves the professional world to focus
on his own short films and experiments, stripping back 3D modeling to
its bare, low-polygon form and freely incorporating glitches and other
software anomalies into brilliantly warped narratives. His visionary,
mind-bending work and a series of surreal and disturbing short films
such as The External World and Please Say Something have garnered
over 80 awards including Berlin’s Golden Bear, the Cartoon D’Or and
had premieres at Sundance and the Venice Film Festival, among
others. Most recently, OReilly has been writing for South Park, he
released and app called Mountain, and he created the gaming
sequences in Spike Jonze’s Her.
Co-presented with Stupid Pills as part of REDCAT’s Jack H. Skirball
Series curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud.