Kaily O'Brien

Kaily O'Brien

International Business Manager | Film & Entertainment Professional

Location
London, United Kingdom
Industry
Motion Pictures and Film

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Kaily O'Brien's Honors and Awards

  • Academy Award Nomination

    85th Academy Awards
    • February 2013

    'Head Over Heels' nominated for 'Best Animated Short Film' in Hollywood, California, USA.

  • Annie Award

    40th Annie Awards
    • February 2013

    'Head Over Heels' awarded Annie Award for 'Best Student Film' in Los Angeles, California, USA.

  • Animation - 'Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013'

    Shorts International [gb] | ShortsHD
    • February 2013

    'Head Over Heels' selected for an exclusive feature-length, collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films:
    • Commercially released in theaters throughout the USA and UK.

  • 'International Postgraduate Scholarship' for Master of Science (MSc) in International Business Management

    Bournemouth University, UK.
    • February 2013

    Recipient of 'The Business School's, International Postgraduate Scholarship':
    • Awarded for the demonstration of an outstanding academic profile.

  • 'Student Representative' of MSc International Business Management Framework

    Bournemouth University: The Business School's, Postgraduate Programme, UK.
    • February 2013

    Peer-Elected, official 'Student Representative':
    • Represented the proactive 'voice' of 60+ international students for MSc IBM framework.
    • Attended The Business School's, Student Experience Forums (SEFs).
    • Trained 'Student Rep' by Students' Union at Bournemouth University (SUBU).
    • Facilitated open communication and constructive change for postgraduate students.

  • Guest Speaker

    Bournemouth University, UK.
    • November 2012

    Featured Guest Speaker at Bournemouth University's The Media School:
    • Spoke directly to The Media School's graduate and postgraduate students.
    • Encouraged other young filmmakers to work confidently on their student films and listen innately to their visions and creative integrity.

  • Guest Speaker

    Ada Senior High School, USA.
    • September 2012

    Featured Guest Speaker at Ada Senior High School's, Art Department:
    • Spoke directly to visual art students in four different classrooms.
    • Encouraged young artists to engage and pursue an education towards innovative career pathways in the following creative industries: art, design and technology.

  • 'Audience Prize' Award

    14th International Animation Festival Hiroshima
    • August 2012

    'Head Over Heels' won 'Audience Prize' Award for most popular work voted by audience at Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Hiroshima, Japan:
    • Nominated for 'Grand Prix' Award in competition against 'Roots of the Hidden' (see below).

  • 'Grand Prix' Award Nominations

    14th International Animation Festival Hiroshima
    • August 2012

    'Roots of the Hidden' nominated for 'Grand Prix' Award at International Animation Festival Hiroshima in Hiroshima, Japan.

  • Cinéfondation

    65th Cannes International Film Festival
    • May 2012

    'Head Over Heels' world debut at Cannes International Film Festival's 'Cinéfondation' selection in Cannes, France.

  • London International Animation Festival '2011 Highlights DVD'

    8th London International Animation Festival (LIAF)
    • November 2011

    'Roots of the Hidden' featured in London International Animation Festival's '2011 Highlights DVD', sold internationally.

  • 'Best Cut-Out Film' Award

    8th London International Animation Festival (LIAF)
    • September 2011

    'Roots of the Hidden' won 'Best Cut-Out Film' at London International Animation Festival (LIAF) in London, UK.

  • 'Best Animation' Award

    15th Purbeck Film Festival
    • October 2011

    'Roots of the Hidden' won 'Best Animation' at Purbeck Film Festival in Wareham, UK.

  • Honored Alumna: Inductee into 'Legacy Art Gallery'

    Dr. Robert Palmer | Dr. James Machell, Dean of UCO's College of Education & Professional Studies
    • August 2011

    Inducted into the 'Legacy Art Gallery' as a distinguished graduate from the University of Central Oklahoma in Oklahoma, USA.

  • Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity, Member

    University of Central Oklahoma Student Art Association
    • December 2009

    Selected 'Honorary Member' of Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity:
    • Art Honor Society providing a voluntary, non-profit basis of art excellence to students and community in USA.

  • U.S. President George W. Bush: 'President's Student Service Award' (Gold Award)

    Corporation for National and Community Service for Learn and Serve America
    • May 2005

    Completed over 1,000 Hours of Community Service within the USA.

  • Presidential Freedom Scholarship

    Corporation for National and Community Service, USA.
    • May 2005

    The Presidential Freedom Scholarship program promotes student service and civic engagement. The scholarship is partially funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency, recognizing U.S. high school students for outstanding leadership and community service.

  • All-American Scholar Award

    United States Achievement Academy (USAA)
    • May 2005

    The United States Achievement Academy Collegiate All-American Scholar Program is designed to pay tribute to students for outstanding grades and academic achievements.

Kaily O'Brien's Skills & Expertise

  1. Animation
  2. Art Direction
  3. Screenwriting
  4. Short Films

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