Oliver Cullen completed his MA in Scriptwriting in 2007, and went on to produce, write and voice The Dark Hour Radio Show.
In 2013 Oliver wrote Polly, a short film for Skype, was shortlisted for the Tin Can Podcast ‘New Writers’ competition, and provided the voice and additional dialogue for an Aardman Animations in-house sketch.
Most recently Oliver worked as a Script Writer for 1000 Heads, across the Curry’s/PC World online ad-campaigns, starring Shaun Williamson.
As a Director, Oliver has a strong grounding in comedy, and has written and directed three short films, all in 2015: Snore, Nightmare Day and The Attendant.
Snore has been entered into the Cork and the London Short Film festivals, in the ‘Cork Shorts’ and ‘No Budget’ categories. Nightmare Day was produced specifically for Shortlist’s ‘One Minute Film’ competition.
In May 2015 Oliver co-wrote and co-directed The Attendant - a surreal romantic comedy, starring Isy Suttie and Rob James Collier. The film recently won First Prize in the ‘Directorial Discovery’ category at the Rhode Island International Film Festival 2016, ‘Best Comedy Short’ at the European Short Film Festival and ‘Best International Short Film’ at the LA Comedy Festival. The film also received a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ from the Mumbai International Short Film Festival.
Oliver has worked in Marketing since 2012 and has created promotional films for universities, charities, bands and theatre productions, in addition to writing sketches for the BBC, music reviews for Crack Magazine and articles for the WhatCulture website.