Richard O'Connor, animation director

Richard OConnor

I create (mostly) drawing based animation.

Our studio is one block from the mouth of the Gowanus Canal in the heartland of America, Brooklyn NY.

We produce a lot of personal narrative, non-fiction and documentary style work including over one hundred films with NPR's StoryCorps, Mitu's "For the Love of the Neighborhood" sponsored by State Farm, and the HBO feature documentary "Adrienne". We have also created animated sequences for NBC's broadcasts of the Indy 500 and Super Bowl LVI in additional to loads of other short form, doc and commercial projects.


2d animation


I won back-to-back "Best Actor" in the Philadelphia Fire Prevention play competition (1984/85).


Here's my IMDB.


Film Festival History

Sundance (with Nuts!, Chicago 10 and Freedom Summer)
Rotterdam (with Nuts!)

Austin Film Festival (with The Texas Promise)
lots more with these and other films I contributed animation direction to

Annecy (A Piece of Home)
Ottawa International Animation Festival

New Orleans Film Festival 

Athens International Film and Video Festival

Woodstock Film Festival


Milawaukee Film Festival



Wood's Hole Film Festival

Nantucket Film Festival

Doc N Roll Film Festival

SouthSide Film Festival

deadCenter Film Festical


a few dozen more



Brooklyn, NY
United States
Phone: 718 522-7346