SEAN IS A COMPLEX SCREENWRITER, CREATIVE AND CONCEPTUAL PRODUCER AND INTUITIVE DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR, THROUGH HIS OWN BE PHAT MOTEL FILM COMPANY AND WITHIN SOUTH AFRICAN AND INTERNATIONAL MARKETS.
His debut feature film Five Fingers for Marseilles premiered at Toronto International Film Festival, continuing to Fantastic Fest, BFI London Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival and beyond. His shorts Sweetheart and Apocalypse Now Now and feature documentaries Lost Prophets and Outsider have screened extensively at festivals around the world. His slate of projects in development both as producer and as writer includes film and television for both South African and international industries.
Sean is the former founding manager of the Cape Town chapter of the shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival (2010-2019), which celebrated and awarded South African and international short films yearly, and he spent ten years on the festival’s international executive committee, pushing artistic collaboration and exchange between filmmakers from all around the world. He continues to be active in festival planning and programming on an independent basis.
He is a feature script mentor for the Berlinale Talents Durban campus, has hosted panels on development, production, finance and distribution around South Africa and has served on the Writers’ Guild of South Africa’s executive council.
He produced and hosted three seasons of radio talk show and podcast Space Life and Other Dumb Ideas, focussed on science, technology and pop culture. Sadly, it seems science is not his calling; he’s resigned to have to live out his dreams of space through his work.