Jongsma & O’Neill

Eline Jongsma and Kel O’Neill are Jongsma + O’Neill, a Dutch-American directing team specialized in documentaries and cutting-edge storytelling. They conceived and directed PBS’s Emmy-nominated, Webby-honored interactive documentary series Empire, as well as the groundbreaking VR documentary The Ark, which won the inaugural Tim Hetherington Visionary Award, and was one of the first 360 video projects distributed by Hulu. Their work has shown at festivals and museums all over the world, including Tribeca, The New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center, REDCAT, Rencontres d’Arles, The Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam/CBK Zuidoost (BijlmAIR) and AFI Docs, and they have worked as directors and journalists for Vice, HUMAN, NOS and the VPRO. Between them, they hold fellowships from Sundance New Frontier Program, the Eisenhower Fellowships, and the Economist Media Lab.