Sean Byrne

Sean burst onto the scene with The Loved Ones (2009), which achieved official selection at over twenty international film festivals, winning the People’s Choice Award, Midnight Madness Category, Toronto International Film Festival (2009); the Siren Award for Best International Feature, Lund International Film Festival (2010); and the Jury Prize at Gérardmer International Film Festival (2011). It’s 98% Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, making it one of the highest rated horror films in history.
Sean’s last feature The Devil’s Candy had its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, was nominated for Best Motion Picture at the 2015 Sitges International Film Festival and was awarded the Prix du Public (Audience Award) at the 2016 Gerardmer International Film Festival and Best Independent Horror at The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards (2018). It’s 92% Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
Sean was named by Rolling Stone as one of “13 Horror Filmmakers You Need to Know”. He has a number of projects in development, including Catch, a serial killer thriller with XYZ Films and Dangerous Animals, a feature film with Automatik Entertainment and Brouhaha Entertainment.


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