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 with just a commitment to speaking truth through his complex characters. The result? Award winning and placed screenplays with industry recognition from Screenplay Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Austin Screenplay Awards, and more!
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, completed an award winning festival run recognized by the San Francisco Indie Shorts Film Festival and New Filmmakers Los Angeles!
Through Black Beanie Productions, the award winning, independent film production company he founded in 2019, Sean continues to bring to the screen, stories that invoke thought, and explore the human condition through the cinematic language.