Sean first studied film production and theory at Toronto's York University and continued his studies at the Instituto de Arte Cinematografico de Avellaneda in Buenos Aires. There he produced and directed an experimental film, which was awarded prizes at film festivals in Avellaneda and Santa Fe, Argentina. After three years of living in Japan and traveling through Asia, Sean made a short abstract collage video, which was selected to participate in the PFA Film Festival in Tokyo.
After an 11-year absence, Sean returned to Winnipeg to begin a career as a filmmaker, quickly creating award-winning music videos for Winnipeg artists including The Wyrd Sisters, Mark Reeves and Richard Moody. He also completed a number of documentaries, and short films, including Middle, awarded at film festivals in Vancouver and Toronto, and How Much for a Half Kilo?, which won best film award at the Calgary Independent Film Festival and was nominated for a 2001 Blizzard Award. It recently had its network television premiere on CBC's Canadian Reflections.
Sean lives in Winnipeg where he also works as a musician.
Sean Garrity Facts