M.F.A. University of Virginia
M.A. University of Michigan
B.A. University of Michigan
Office Location: Harrison Hall 0252
Office Phone: (540) 568-6215
Thomas P. O'Connor has written and produced over 50 documentaries and teleplays for broadcast, several of which have won major awards. Mr. O'Connor has traveled widely for his productions—throughout Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and Mexico. His film "Fatima" was the first nationwide documentary shown in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989. During a NASA fellowship in 1998, he wrote and produced a documentary on the first manned lunar landing. His feature screenplay titled Fools of Time has been optioned by a Los Angeles production company. Currently he is working on a documentary about author Graham Greene.
1998: Cine Golden Eagle, "Love One Another."
1997: Emmy, "A Place Called Home."
1984: Emmy, "Fatima."
1981: Gabriel Award, "The Hawthorne Dominicans."
Teaching/Research/Creative Interests: Documentary Film and TV, Screenplay Writing, Film Adaptations