Since graduating from Film and Television Production in GMIT in 2010, Sean has worked as a freelance editor, writer and director across a variety of projects.
His work has been nominated for a prestigious Young Director Award, a Kinsale Shark Award, a Shiny Award and an Emerging Director Award.
Sean has directed commercials for clients such as Just Eat, Permanent TSB, Jameson Whiskey and Original Source Shampoo as well as working with the BBC to make an episode of their Amazing Humans series.
In 2018, Sean’s no budget feature film ‘Locus of Control’ won the Jury Special Recognition Award at the Silk Road International Film Festival before being released on Amazon Prime.
Most recently Sean was invited to partake in Berlinale Talents 2019, a platform designed by the Berlin International Film Festival to support the top 250 emerging filmmakers from around the world.
"Locus of Control is a hazy dreamlike dark comedy, with sharp satire and a humanist touch" - Stephen Porzio, Headstuff
"The Irish horror renaissance lives on" - Hot Press Magazine
"Sean Clancy’s outstanding debut feature is a surreal and unnerving mixture of dark comedy and disquieting tension. Featuring top class performances from its main cast, Locus of Control is a fine example of budget filmmaking reaching far beyond its economic strictures.” – David Desmond, DSFFF Festival Director
"Locus of Control, is a squirmy and appealing black comedy with a bleeding heart." - Luke Maxwell, Dublin Inquirer
"Clancy’s film talks more to the Irish experience over the tough years of the recession, and ponders on whether we control our lives or not. Locus of Control is wonderfully realized and blends these dark elements with a unique tone as the main character descends into the bowels of institutionalized bureaucracy and questions his own place in the universe." - Peter Morris, Headstuff
"Locus of Control is a clever and insightful dark comedy. This is a bright and intriguing debut feature, from an exciting filmmaker who seamlessly blends a nightmare landscape with contemporary issues. Brooding dreams are dashed to make way for tomorrow." - IndieCork Film Festival
Cavalier – Short Film Showcase & Interview With Director Sean Clancy - Headstuff
Sean Clancy, Jessie Fisk, and Síle Culley selected for 2019 Berlinale Talents - Scannain