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Writer, filmmaker, teacher.
 

neil shea

 
 
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Neil Shea is a writer and filmmaker based in Brooklyn. His stories regularly appear in National Geographic, and he's a contributing editor with The Virginia Quarterly Review and The American Scholar. He's also a creative consultant and teacher, and his clients have included Instagram, PBS, and Fork Films. See his recent TEDx talk here on innovative storytelling.
 

 
 

magazines

features / tv/ web

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innovative storytelling

 

Shea writes one of those pieces that transcends the politics about the war and simply tells the kind of story people will read years from now.
— Kate Palmer, Foreign Policy
 

teaching + speaking

classes, workshops, conferences

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news

events, travels, projects
 

August - September

Headed to Ellesmere Island for work with Arctic wolves. Super excited for this.


April

A fun look at my IG work over at Adventure.com 

July

Signed a 10-episode podcast deal with Stitcher. Coming next year…more soon!


Februrary

TEDx talk
@ Emory University

May - June

Fieldwork in Tokyo for an upcoming Nat Geo story
 


December

New wildlife doc series approved. I'll be writing a 3-part show on wolves.

words / pictures

short true stories + collaborations