Senior Lecturer and Programme Director - Creative Writing (Playwriting and Screenwriting) MA
Phil O'Shea wrote and co-directed the feature film Vampire Diary (2007) which won best film at the Milan International Film Festival and three other major awards. Phil also wrote the feature films Spirit Trap (2005), and The Harpist (1998).
Phil has worked as a TV screenwriter for BBC, Channel 5, ITV and Sky TV. His stage play, Playing for England, was on at the King's Head Theatre, Islington in 2006. Phil has won the UK Film Council '25 words or less' £10,000 screenwriting award, the Tours Film Festival special drama prize, the documentary prize Toronto, and the Virgin Atlantic Travel Film Award.
He has lectured on screenwriting at Birkbeck College, London South Bank University, the City Literary Institute, and many film schools.
Phil is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Director of the Creative Writing (Playwriting and Screenwriting) MA at City.