A versatile filmmaker Sean James Garland has written, directed, shot, photographed, edited and scored much of his own work. He has also collaborated with other established filmmakers, artists, cinematographers, editors, composers 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 numerous short films, music promos, corporates and documentaries.
These included the Award Winning thriller short The Wheelhouse (Turner Classic Movies Commendable List 2007), feature documentary NokotaHeart (Best Feature Documentary Winner, White Sands International Film Festival 2010 and Best Cinematography Winner, Arizona International Film Festival 2011) and most recently Banshee Blacktop-An Irish Ghost Story, Garland's first independent feature film.
'Banshee' is a supernatural drama in the tradition of Charles Laughton's Night of the Hunter and Peter Weir's Picnic At Hanging Rock. It was sound-posted and mixed by Oscar Winner Jim McKee at Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope in San Francisco, California.
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 Korda Sound Stage at Shepperton Studios in the UK.
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 10' are...
Jaws (1975) Steven Spielberg
Heat (1995) Michael Mann
The Innocents (1961) Jack Clayton
Far From The Madding Crowd (1967) John Schlesinger
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