FILMMAKER • SEAN GANNET
Salon: Short film 'Sonnet 44: Unisphere', from The New York Shakespeare Exchange’s year-long Sonnet Project, in which they commissioned a film to be made for each of the 154 Sonnets
[Every director was assigned a sonnet and New York City location. Over the next year leading up to Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, they released a short film every few days via their app and website. The goal was to get 1 million people watching Shakespeare.]
Sean Gannet recently produced the first inaugural TEDxGowanus Conference featuring a full day of speakers, performances, and presentations about the Gowanus area of Brooklyn. He is currently in post-production on his first feature film, Chasing Taste. He is also in post-production on two short films: “The Poets” written by Lori Fischer and starring Susan Louise O’Connor and Jeff Hiller, and “99¢ Tuxedo” starring Ryan Good and Kate Holland. In 2012, Gannet was the 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 talks.
In directing, Gannet previously helmed two short films in NYC: Dottie’s Thanksgiving Pickle starring the Tony-Nominated Actress Nancy Opel and Academy Award-winner Olympia Dukakis and The One That I Want, a musical comedy made as a part of RIPFEST’s Collaborative Film Project.
Gannet has also line-produced TEDx GreatPacificGarbagePatch, the TED Prize MissionBlue Conference in the Galapagos Islands, and was associate producer on Paramount’s The Love Guru, which was the culmination of three years of close work with Mike Myers and Nomoneyfun Films. Gannet helped develop several projects with Myers including Dreamworks’ “Shrek The Third” and the ABC Christmas special “Shrek the Halls.”
Gannet graduated from Northwestern University’s Radio/Television/Film program.