"The swamp-thing progeny of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "The Night of the Hunter" (with a little "Cape Fear" thrown in)...Offers blood-and-thunder Southern-gothic excess both tempered and heightened by vivid directorial texturing...Brosnan, who studied poetry brings a poet's flamboyance and unpredictable rhythms to this seemingly trashy material...A bold and talented debut."
- Dennis Harvey, Variety on "My Father Die"
"Sean Brosnan's directorial debut is a heady blend of striking imagery and bloody confrontation. "My Father Die" is a trashy jewel. As with the Rubens painting of Saturn devouring one of his sons that punctuates certain scenes, you kind of can't stop looking at it."
- Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times on "My Father Die"
Sean Brosnan is an award winning writer/director, producer and actor. He was born in Los Angeles and spent almost a decade in London since the age of thirteen. Sean received his B.A. with Honors from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England at the age of twenty-one. He studied Poetry under Rick Bursky at UCLA and has been deeply immersed in the arts since the death of his mother (Cassandra Brosnan) at the tender age of eight.
During his first few years out of drama school, Sean was cast as Cpl. Daniel Redman in the critically acclaimed HBO miniseries "Generation Kill", which was nominated for eleven Emmys and won three. Sean then went off to star in a number of films: "My Horizon", starring Nick Nolte, "Don Peyote" with Anne Hathaway, "What Dreams Will Travel" with Val Kilmer and "UFO" with Jean Claude Van Damme and most recently "Acts of Violence" with Bruce Willis.
It was after he had moved to Los Angeles that he realized his love for directing and made his feature directorial debut with MY FATHER DIE, which sold to FilmRise in 2016 after its world premiere at SXSW. It opened theatrically in January 2016 and on V.O.D.
Having grown up in Hollywood, visiting and working on movie sets, Sean has maintained critical alliances in the industry. His production company, Knightmarcher, was established in 2012 when Sean partnered up with his wife, award winning writer/producer, Sanja Brosnan, on his first film, THE KID, a thirty minute featurette which he wrote and directed, that world premiered at the Raindance Film Festival and was released On-Demand shortly thereafter.
When Sean is not on set he is either writing, painting or reading and spending as much time with his beautiful two-year-old daughter (Marley Cassandra Brosnan) as humanly possible.
Sanja Brosnan is an award winning producer and writer. She was born in New Jersey to Croatian parents. After traveling the world for several years on modeling assignments, Sanja studied Business and Marketing at the Lubin School of Business in New York City where she graduated with a BA in Business. She stayed in Manhattan for a few years after, pursuing acting and comedy, with appearances on Comedy Central's The Colin Quinn Show. She had realized her love for the other side of the camera while she was on set for the massive production of the Fantastic Four, and began to write and produce short films to gain further hands on experience in production.
When she moved to LA, she was mentored by a well regarded film finance consultant where she started to learn the in's and out's of strategic financing models and how to build a well told, cost effective story.
Her most recent feature film, My Father Die, written and directed by her husband, Sean Brosnan, had sold to FilmRise Entertainment in 2016 after it's world premiere at SXSW. It opened theatrically in January 2017 and can be purchased on iTunes, VOD.
As a production team, her and her husband share a love for both shocking and thought provoking realism in their storytelling. In development, is a film loosely based on how they met at an airport while waiting to board the same flight and then followed by MUDMAN, a thriller where they will be playing themselves, in which he becomes possessed after taking Iowaska to overcome a heroin addiction, and sets off on a killing spree, leaving his wife (Sanja) with only one choice.