Patrick O’Neill, CEO, Wildcard Distribution

Patrick O’Neill is Founder and Managing Director of Wildcard Distribution, Ireland’s leading film distribution company.  Wildcard projects include The Young Offenders, Bobby Sands: 66 Days, Cardboard Gangsters, Black 47, and The Hole in the Ground.

In addition to Wildcard films, the company also works on Irish theatrical campaigns for major UK distributors such as Altitude, Vertigo, and others, with major titles including AMY, Child’s Play, and Diego Maradona.

As well as theatrical releases, Wildcard manage all rights in the value chain across Ireland and the UK and has formed direct relationships with major Broadcasters and leaders in the SVOD market – Amazon and Netflix.

Patrick’s Executive Producer credits include The Hole in the Ground, Black 47, Extra Ordinary, Damo & Ivor: The Movie, and KATIE.  He also holds Board positions with the Irish Film Institute, the Cork Film Festival, and is a member of the WRAP Fund Investment Committee.

Patrick has 20 years experience in the film industry including seven years as an Executive at Screen Ireland (formerly the Irish Film Board) and roles in International sales and film production.

Qualifications include an MA in Audiovisual Management, MSC in Cyberpsychology, and a BA in Business Studies.