PRODUCER – SEAN McCONVILLE – UK
Sean began his career as a Special Effects technician on big budget studio films, including Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and James Bond movies GoldenEye and Tomorrow Never Dies. Sean has a Master of Arts Degree in Screenwriting from the London College of Communications (LCC). After graduating LCC Sean moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA, and graduated in 2004. Sean’s debut feature film as a writer/director, DEADLINE, starring Brittany Murphy and Thora Birch, showcased at Berlin, Cannes, and the American Film Market in Los Angeles, where it sold for distribution to 40 territories around the world including the U.S. Sean is a Berlinale Talent and Cannes Producers Network alumnus.
PRODUCER – STEPHANIE JOALLAND – UK
Originally from France, Stéphanie holds an MBA from Audencia Nantes. She began her career at TF1 International and Canal Plus, worked as a story editor on Emmy-nominated PET ALIENS, wrote live-action TV scripts, created a Sci-Fi animated series for Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp: VALERIAN & LAURELINE based on the comic. She then moved to Los Angeles to study filmmaking at UCLA where she graduated in 2008. In 2014, she wrote, directed and produced her first feature film THE QUIET HOUR starring Dakota Blue Richards and Karl Davies. Currently she works as an advisor on the Raindance MA Film Program with Staffordshire University in England. Stéphanie’s an alumna of Berlinale Talents and IFP Emerging Narrative Lab in NYC.