Born in Liverpool, Neill graduated with a BA (Hons) in Film Studies from Sheffield Hallam University and With Distinction on Falmouth University’s MA in Professional Writing. He is a lecturer in Japan and has been published in peer-reviewed journals as well as working with Japan’s largest book publisher. In 2018, he wrote, directed, and produced his first feature film, Poster of a Girl, which is set for release in 2020. His first short film, An Honest Witness Does Not Deceive, won numerous awards including best writing. When not working, he spends time with his miniature schnauzer, Kafka.