Dr Shane O'Sullivan
|Position:||Lecturer In Filmaking|
|School:||Perf and Screen Studies|
|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
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
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
O'Sullivan, Shane (2013) Enemies of the state: framing political subversives in documentary film. (PhD thesis), Roehampton University.