Sean Byrne

Sean Byrne

Biography

Sean hails from Hobart, Tasmania. The Loved Ones (2009) is his first feature and has achieved official selection at over twenty international film festivals, winning the People's Choice Award, Midnight Madness Category, Toronto International Film Festival (2009) and The Siren Award for Best International Feature, Lund International Film Festival (2010). His most recent short Advantage (2007) had its international premiere at the Sundance Film Festival (2008) and has picked up multiple awards on the festival circuit. While doing his Masters at the Australian Film Television & Radio School, Sean received the Australian Directors Guild and Screen Sound Australia Awards for Excellence in Drama Directing for his shorts, Work?, Sport, Sunday and Ben. When he isn't directing shorts and features, Sean directs television ads for Renegade Films in Melbourne. He has directed spots for Cadburys, Nintendo and Ford, among others.