A versatile filmmaker Sean James Garland has written, directed, DP’ed and edited much of his own work. In addition he has also collaborated with other filmmakers, artists, editors and crews.

After kickstarting his career (and making tea) on such films as Jim Sheridan's In The Name of The Father and Neil Jordan's Interview With The Vampire Garland went on to write & direct two independent features, numerous short films, music promos, commercials and corporates.

These included the Award Winning thriller short The Wheelhouse (2006) which made the Turner Classic Movies Commendable List of 2007, feature documentary Nokota Heart (2011) which won Best Feature Documentary at the White Sands International Film Festival in New Mexico and Best Cinematography at the 2011 Arizona International Film Festival and Banshee Blacktop; An Irish Ghost Story (2016).

‘Banshee’, a supernatural drama in the tradition of Charles Laughton's Night of the Hunter and Peter Weir's Picnic At Hanging Rock. was sound-posted and mixed by Oscar Winner Jim McKee at Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope in San Francisco, California. It is available to watch on Amazon Prime.

Outside of his own projects there has been commissions from Tate Modern, Sony Music, The Guildhall School of Music & Drama and many others. Film projects have taken him to American Zoetrope, Stan Winston's legendary Creature Effect Studios in Los Angeles and the Korda Sound Stage at Shepperton Studios in the UK.

Currently Garland is writing his next feature.

Long Island Bridie Pictures is a copyright of Sean James Garland.  

All of his output is synthesised with an intense love, knowledge and passion for both cinema and storytelling.

His 'Desert Island 11' are...

Jaws (1975) Steven Spielberg

Heat (1995) Michael Mann

The Innocents (1961) Jack Clayton

Far From The Madding Crowd (1967) John Schlesinger

Thelma and Louise (1991) Ridley Scott

Sex & Lucia (1991) Julio Medem

An American Werewolf in London (1981) John Landis

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Steven Spielberg

Annie Hall (1977) Woody Allen

Apocalypse Now (1979) Francis Ford Coppola

The Thin Red Line (1998), Terrence Malick