After spending years backpacking through Asia and South America, Sean returned to Winnipeg to begin a career as a filmmaker and musician in 1997, 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, which won awards at film festivals in Toronto and Vancouver and How Much for a Half Kilo?, which took the top prize at Calgary. All nine of Sean's short films have international distributors and been sold to television around the world.
His first feature film, INerTia, was awarded Best First Feature at the 2001 Toronto International Film Festival, and netted him Best Director at the 2001 FilmCan Festival. The Globe & Mail named him one of three "Canadian Filmmakers to Watch" in 2002.
His second feature film, Lucid, won the CityTV award for best Western Canadian Feature at the 2005 Vancouver International Film Festival, was an Audience Award pick at Cinefest and was an official selection at more than 25 film festivals around the world, including Shanghai, Mannheim, Singapore and Toronto.
His third feature, Zooey & Adam premiered at The Atlantic International Film Festival in September of 2009 and was nominated at the Vancouver International Film Festival for the CanWest award for Best Canadian Feature Film.