Sean Gannet was born to drive slow, dance fast, and make movies. His feature film directorial debut, Chasing Taste, won Best Comedy at Burbank International Film Festival and Manhattan Film Festival. It was also recognized with 6 Independent Vision Award nominations at VISIONFest, including Outstanding Production and Best Director, and won Outstanding Achievement in Editing. The film is currently available on Amazon Prime and iTunes. His short film, Last Night in Rozzie, stars Mark Feuerstein and is playing at film festivals now.
As a director, Gannet previously helmed several short films including The Poets and Sonnet 44 – Unisphere which launched New York Shakespeare Exchanges Sonnet Project. He recently released the hyper-short comedy This is Dating: In 30 Seconds. His film Dottie’s Thanksgiving Pickle stars the Tony-Nominated Actress Nancy Opel and Academy Award-winner Olympia Dukakis. And The One That I Want, a musical comedy, was made as a part of RIPFEST’s Collaborative Film Project.
A long time ago, Sean associate produced Paramount’s The Love Guru, which was the culmination of three years of close work with Mike Myers and Myers’ production company. While there, Gannet helped develop several projects with Myers including extensive work on Dreamworks’ “Shrek The Third” and the ABC Christmas special “Shrek the Halls.”
Gannet graduated from Northwestern University’s Radio/Television/Film program with honors for Production Excellence.
In addition to his propensity for writing and directing, Sean is a road-trip enthusiast, celebrated turkey chili chef, and lauded amateur dancer around whom crowds of strangers have often circled-up to watch him shake it. Sean currently lives, works and plays in Brooklyn, the only city for which he has ever been homesick.
Sean Gannet Productions
Sean Gannet Productions is a boutique production company that specializes in consulting and managing shows for clients that demand meticulous technical execution. The client list includes large conferences like TED and Health 2.0 as well as non-profits like BuildOn.
Working with the TED Conferences since 2011, Sean is a veteran of over 50 of their events. He’s served in many roles including Video Director, Technical Producer, Stage Manager, and Rehearsal Manager. In 2017, he was the Technical Producer for the TED Idea Search, helping to produce conferences in Nairobi and Lagos. He has been the Stage Manager for TED Institute events since 2013 working closely with BCG, IBM, UPS and State Street to coordinate rehearsals and execute the stage schedule. Previously, Gannet was the Video Director for TEDActive in 2013, 2014, and 2015. He was also Technical Project Manager for the TED Worldwide Talent Search which featured TED events in 14 countries across 6 continents and resulted in the recording of 292 TED Talks.
SGP has also partnered with many companies to create unique live broadcasts. As a creative producer and writer, Sean has scripted live broadcasts for the FIFA Interactive World Cup, Panasonic’s Live@CES, and edited programs like The Combat Jack Show.