Neil Shea

is a writer, filmmaker, teacher and creative consultant. His work regularly appears in National Geographic magazine, and he's a contributing editor with The Virginia Quarterly Review and The American Scholar. His recent creative clients have included Instagram, Atlantic Re:Think, Cathay Pacific Airways, and Market Road Films. He teaches at Sewanee, the University of the South, and at Boston University.



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Big News 

I'm thrilled to announce that the film I've been making with Taylor Hom and Luke Padgett about refugees in East Africa has been selected for a grant from Fork Films!

Fork is the stellar production company behind such docs as Armor of Light. 
Read more here.

@ Chandelier Creative

In March I gave a talk at Chandelier Creative in SoHo, on the art of writing short stories. They've put parts of the presentation up here.



A collection of things that are lately inspiring and guiding my own projects. Above, I wrote a blurb for David Haskell's excellent new book,The Songs of Trees. 




Borneo — Most of the animals I meet while on assignment aren't interested in hanging out. But in caves deep below Borneo's rainforest, these tiny bold birds were happy to drop out of the darkness for a visit. Read more here.


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