Finally pursuing my dream of being a filmmaker after serving in the military. With one feature, two shorts and numerous screenplays to my credit, with industry recognition, I look forward to sharing my work at upcoming festivals!
Sean Ryan is an award winning, multitalented screenwriter and filmmaker whose uncharted talents emerged during his five years of military service, after graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. It was there that he discovered an innate talent for writing stories revolving around the themes of self-identity, struggling relationships, and the paradoxical nature of human beings.
Realizing he had something to say, Sean proceeded with no self-limitations regarding genre or style for the cinematic language - just a commitment to speaking truth through his complex characters. The result? Completed screenplays ranging from westerns, to dark screwball comedies, musical odysseys, mystery thrillers to experimental dramas and . . . industry recognition from 17 festivals and competitions and counting!
Sean's first feature, THESE BIRDS DON'T FLY SOUTH IN THE WINTER, now streaming on Amazon Prime Video, has been recognized by 13 Film Festivals which include 3 Best Film wins and garnered him his first Best Director nomination.
Sean's shorts films, the experimental lo-fi drama, REALM OF UNKNOWNS and the nocturnal fever dream thriller, REWIND YOUR MIND, just began their festival run!
Through Black Beanie Productions, the award winning, independent film production company he founded in 2018, Sean continues to bring to the screen, stories that invoke thought, and explore the human condition through the cinematic language.
  • Writer (11 Credits)
    A Dead Romance
    Screenplay
    Goodbye, Your 'Bul
    Screenplay
    MAA
    Screenplay
    Ride in the Valley: A Western Story
    Screenplay
    The Cocooned Wings of a Pending Butterfly
    Screenplay
    Untitled Or A Short Story of the Daleys
    Screenplay
    Untitled: A Story of the Daleys
    Screenplay
    Realm of Unknowns2020
    Short
    Rewind Your Mind2020
    Short
    The ThunderBird and the Watch2019
    Short
    These Birds Don't Fly South in the Winter2018
    Feature
  • Producer (4 Credits)
    Realm of Unknowns2020
    Short
    Rewind Your Mind2020
    Short
    The ThunderBird and the Watch2019
    Short
    These Birds Don't Fly South in the Winter2018
    Feature
  • Director (4 Credits)
    Realm of Unknowns2020
    Short
    Rewind Your Mind2020
    Short
    The ThunderBird and the Watch2019
    Short
    These Birds Don't Fly South in the Winter2018
    Feature
Die Laughing Award for Excellence
A Dead Romance
Die Laughing Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
2020
Best Western
Ride in the Valley: A Western Story
West Field Screenwriting Awards
Averill Park, NY
2019
Honorable Mention Winner (Top 5)
A Dead Romance
Screenplay Festival
Sherman Oaks, CA
2019
Best Experimental Film (August Edition)
These Birds Don't Fly South in the Winter
Vegas Movie Awards
Las Vegas
2019
Best Experimental Film (March Edition)
These Birds Don't Fly South in the Winter
Light & Future International Festival
Houston, TX
2019
Best Fiction Feature (February Edition)
These Birds Don't Fly South in the Winter
Changing Face International Film Festival
Sydney, Australia
2019
Finally pursuing my dream of being a filmmaker after serving in the military. With one feature, two shorts and numerous screenplays to my credit, with industry recognition, I look forward to sharing my work at upcoming festivals!