seanflynn | MIT Center for Civic Media
Sean Flynn is a documentary producer, cinematographer, and programmer. He is the Director of the Points North Documentary Forum at Camden International Film Festival and a co-founder of the DocYard screening series in Cambridge, MA. Sean began his filmmaking career at Boston-based Principle Pictures as the Associate Producer and Co-Director of Photography on the feature documentary BEYOND BELIEF, which premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival and aired on Sundance Channel. As a cinematographer, Sean has worked in 15 countries – including conflict zones like Iraq, Afghanistan, Burma, and the West Bank. As a producer, he has helped garner support for numerous social issue film projects from many of the nation’s leading documentary funders, including ITVS, NEH, Cinereach, Fledgling Fund, Chicken & Egg Pictures, and the Tribeca Film Institute. Most recently, he was a producer on THE LIST, which premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. Much of Sean's documentary film work involves investigating the points of contact between societies widely separated by conflict or inequality. In 2012, he spent four months researching the emergence of slum tourism in Mumbai while on a Fulbright fellowship. Sean's research interests include exploring the ways that new media technologies can be leveraged to disrupt the traditional relationships between filmmaker, subject and audience, creating new forms of nonfiction storytelling. Sean received a B.A. from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts.