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Sean has written numerous short and feature-length scripts. Several of his scripts have been produced and been screened at numerous film festivals around the world. Revenge (Action/Western) and The Lunch Break (Black comedy) are set to screen opening day in Cannes Le Marché du Film festival 2013. His feature script Hometown Glory (Comedy/Drama) is presently in preproduction, with production scheduled for 2013.
Choices (Drama/Thriller), won best narrative short at the Cannes Artisan Festival and the platinum award at the 2012 Oregon Film Festival. Change (Drama) won Best Short Film at both the Jersey Shore Film Festival and the Ocean County Library Film Festival and Audience Choice Awards at both the Texas Black Film Festival and the Jersey Shore Film Festival.
Sean was selected by judges Kenneth Branagh, Stephen Woolley and Alan Parker as runner-up in the Kaos Films British Short Screenplay Contest with his script Fading Numbers (Drama/War) which won both the WriteMovies A/Exposure and Moviedeal contests and placed as a finalist in the Gimme Credit International Screenplay Contest, Wildsound International Contest, BSSC and Waterford Film Festival. Sean and his family travelled to Canada in 2011 to meet the two Auschwitz and Tluste survivors that inspired the script. His script Tears In The Rain (War/Drama) was also a finalist in the BSSC contest in 2013.
His feature screenplay SWAP (Sci-Fi/Thriller) has placed in 2nd place in the WriteMovies A/Exposure contest and 3rd place in the Gimme Credit International Screenplay Contest as well as a finalist in the Award Winning Screenwriters Contest and the Writemovies International Screenwriting contest.
Sean’s feature screenplay Blood Brothers (Drama/War) placed as a finalist in the WriteMovies International Screenwriting Contest and the Wildsound International Screenplay Contest and also had scripts placed in WriteMovies, Blue Cat, Wildsound, BSSC, Fade In and Scripped screenplay contests.
He has worked as a producer on productions of his scripts, Choices (Drama/thriller) and Speed Dial (Comedy). Sean has completed his directorial debut of his own script Connection (Drama), which he is hoping to screen in festivals in 2013. He has also worked as a writer for hire on adaptations and as a script doctor on feature screenplays.
Sean has been interviewed about his screenwriting in newspapers; Waterford News & Star and The Kilkenny People. He has featured on RTE Radio’s Arena program about his attendance at the premiere of his produced featurette screenplay, Too Good To Be True (Comedy/Drama) in New York. He has also been interviewed about his work and writing online by MovieBytes.com.
Sean is a regular contributor to blog sites scripped.com and showwatcher.com with film reviews and screenwriting tips. He is presently writing a “how to write visually” screenplay book, to help other writers improve their craft. He also provides a script coverage service. Sean is a member of the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild, Irish Film and Television Academy, Irish Film Institute, Filmbase Ireland and is listed on IMDB as “Sean Ryan (XIV)”