Dr Shane O'Sullivan

Position: Lecturer In Filmaking
School: Perf and Screen Studies
Email: S.Osullivan@kingston.ac.uk
Extension: 67091
Location: Room PR MB 3057, Main Building, Penrhyn Road


Shane O'Sullivan's professional background is primarily as a documentary filmmaker. His three feature documentaries to date explore contemporary political history and the counter-narratives of several infamous 'enemies of the state'. Children of the Revolution tells the stories of the Baader Meinhof Group and the Japanese Red Army and was released in thirty cinemas across Japan in the summer of 2014.

He is the author of the book Who Killed Bobby? (NYC: Union Square Press, 2008) - based on his documentary RFK Must Die - and has distributed six documentaries in UK cinemas through his production company/DVD label E2 Films.

After completing his PhD at Roehampton University in 2013, Shane lectured in filmmaking and film distribution at Regents University and Birmingham City University before his appointment at Kingston in September 2014.

Educational and professional qualifications

2013 PhD by Published Works , Roehampton University
2010 Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching , University of the Arts
1991 BA Economics and Social Studies , Trinity College, Dublin

Professional experience (post-1990)

2013-2014 Visiting Lecturer, Regents University, Birmingham City University
2003-2009 Associate Lecturer, London College of Communications
2001-Present Director/Producer/Distributor, E2 Films


MA Filmmaking, BA Film Studies

Research outputs

Number of items: 8.


O'Sullivan, Shane (2017) This film is restricted : the training films of the British Security Service. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, ISSN (print) 0143-9685 (In Press)

O'Sullivan, Shane (2013) The economy of memory: Archive-driven documentaries in the digital age. The Journal of Media Practice, 14(3), pp. 231-248. ISSN (print) 1468-2753


O'Sullivan, Shane, ed. (2016) In jail with Sirhan Sirhan. London, U.K. : Shane O'Sullivan. 484p.

O'Sullivan, Shane (2008) Who killed Bobby? The unsolved murder of Robert F. Kennedy. New York, U.S.A. : Union Square Press. 551p. ISBN 9781402754449

Book Section

O'Sullivan, Shane (2016) Enemy of the state : framing the political assassin. In: de Valk, Mark, (ed.) Screening the tortured body : the cinema as scaffold. London, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 281-317. ISBN 9781137399175

Conference or Workshop Item

O'Sullivan, Shane (2015) Documentaries and the UK home video market. In: Distributors, discs and disciples : exploring the home media renaissance; 23 May 2015, Worcester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Moving Image/Broadcast

O'Sullivan, Shane [Director] (2013) Killing Oswald. (Documentary).


O'Sullivan, Shane (2013) Enemies of the state: framing political subversives in documentary film. (PhD thesis), Roehampton University.

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