PHOTOGRAPHER / FILMMAKER
Whether it's film or photography, Sean’s work is always driven by story and the most creative, effective way to communicate an emotional energy to an audience hungry to connect. He infuses his work with a distinct visual identity, wonderful story insights and when possible a sly sense of humour.
He's directed over 40 music videos for many of Australia’s (and a few of NZ's) most acclaimed and iconic musicians including Missy Higgins, Silverchair, The Birds of Tokyo, Gin Wigmore, The Sleepy Jackson, The Living End, Kasey Chambers and Tim Finn. His music videos have racked up over 17 million views on YouTube.
Sean’s films have won accolades and screened widely. His latest as writer/director, The Baby Whisperer, premiered at Screamfest LA in 2017 and Flickerfest in 2018 before hitting the festival circuit and screening internationally. His feature documentary Fantome Island, premiered at The Brisbane International Film Festival and won Best Australian Film at the Human Rights, Arts and Film Festival. It screens regularly on NITV and is frequently streamable via SBS On Demand.
When it comes to photography Sean embraces his filmmaking instincts, always striving to layer story, personality, composition and a point of view into each frame. His portrait photography aims to find the idiosyncratic, compelling and beautiful. Sean's documentary photography of the Black Lives Matter rallies was recently short listed in the 2020 Australian Photography Awards.
Sean also shares his wealth of experience at the Griffith University Film School, lecturing in directing, and mentoring film productions from script development through to post-production.
Sean’s clients have included: EMI Music, Warner Music, Sony Music, John Watson Management, Eleven - A Music Company, Queensland University of Technology, Vaalia, Griffith University, Youngcare, Stronger and Smarter, Brisbane City Council, Dreamworld, The Smith Family, Tourism and Events Queensland and NDIS.