Sean Patrick O’Reilly is an energetic and passionate visionary who has demonstrated his leadership, creativity, humanity and resourcefulness as a transmedia writer and producer. His vision and storytelling knows no limits, and in true creative capacity, knows no boundaries from medium to medium.
Sean received his B.Sc. in Biology from Simon Fraser University in 1997, and completed his second degree in Education in 1999, at the University of British Columbia. In addition, he finished his M.Sc. in Leadership and Administration at the University of Oregon, in 2002. Sean is currently completing his Doctorate in Management Information Services and Technology. His professional and academic experiences in trans-media have seen him guest-lecture at Harvard University, the University of Southern California (USC), the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Simon Fraser University (SFU). In 2008 he won the Top 40 Under 40 award from the city of Vancouver, and in 2011 won Caldwell’s Top 40 Under 40 across Canada. More recently, he designed a course in transmedia for the UCLA Screenwriters program and Playback’s Top 10 to Watch.
As a lifelong fan of comic books, Sean’s dream was to become a comic book writer. In 2004, he realized that dream by creating and writing Kade, a comic book series that has now gone on to see eight, published graphic novels, and is in the Apple Store. Sean has now written and produced numerous books including two for Simon & Shuster, two for Harper Collins, one for Random House, sixteen books for Stone Arch Books/Scholastic, twenty books for American Girl and the 1000 page KISS Kompendium for Gene Simmons.
In 2008 and 2009, Sean won the Moonbeam Award in Top Children’s Graphic Novel as well as the Mom’s Choice Award, for creating and writing The Clockwork Girl and The Gwaii, respectively. The Clockwork Girl was also Foreword Magazine’s Top Graphic Novel of 2008 as presented at Book Expo America. Furthermore, Sean published Cowboys & Aliens when he worked at Platinum Studios from 2007 through to 2009, which was a summer blockbuster from Dreamworks.
Sean preserves his passion by continuing to write and direct. Sean wrote and produced two movies for Lion’s Gate Films, Circle of Pain and Beatdown. Sean also produced the animated feature film The Clockwork Girl based on his original screenplay. Mighty Mighty Monsters is another graphic novel to film that Sean produced into three 44-minute specials. He is also producing Continuum, based on his graphic novel, with Relativity as well as Amnesia with Sony Entertainment. In addition to writing, Sean has directed and produced the entire thirteen episode season for the animated TV series Kagagi. Most recently Sean wrote, directed, produced and starred in the animated feature film based on his graphic novel, Pixies. Sean’s next goals continue seeing him write, direct and produce the animated feature films Howard Lovecraft & The Frozen Kingdom as well as The Steam Engines of Oz and Avner.