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 Screenplay Festival, Austin Screenplay Awards, Filmmatic 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, 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.