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As an actor, his credits cover a range of television series and feature films including Red Tails, Solomon Kane, Water Rats, Home & Away, and Winners & Losers.
He has also worked in production roles for international feature films including The Matrix, Moulin Rouge!, Babe: Pig in the City, Dark City, Doing Time For Patsy Cline, Oscar and Lucinda, Two Hands, Bootmen, Predestination, and I, Frankenstein.
In 2004 he graduated with a Masters degree in Theatre from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
Following graduation, he moved to Vancouver, Canada and acted on stage in Derek Benfield’s ‘Bedside Manners’ at the Metro Theatre.
Soon after he was cast as the lead in the critically acclaimed stage play ‘American Tet’ at the English Theatre Berlin.
Film and television work followed with various roles including David Cronenberg’s ‘A Dangerous Method’, Constantin Films ‘Tarzan 3D’, and roles in US TV shows such as ‘Homeland’, ‘Transporter: The Series’ and ‘Crossing Lines’ alongside Donald Sutherland and the award winning mini-series ‘Tannbach’.
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He studied film in the Netherlands and graduated with the short film The Legend of Buchi Fil (2009), a story about slavery on Curaçao, which won numerous international awards, including Best Short Film at ttff/10.
Sensei Redemption is his debut feature film.
He has settled in Curaçao with the intention of making films that tell the story of the island and its people.
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She also worked in various movies such as “Boleto al Paraiso” and the multi-awards winner and latest Cuban hit “Conducta”.
She is member of Cinema 23 organization and worked as jury for the Iberoamerican prize “Fenix” since 2014.
She is currently living in Madrid, Spain and has recently worked for Spanish broadcaster, TVE.
She has starred as an actress and T.V. host in various television shows and commercials in Aruba and The Netherlands.
Currently based in Los Angeles she starred in various films hitting the international film festival circuit.
This year her latest Hollywood film Father will be released where she has the leading role among the A-list actors such as Paul Sorvino, Michael Madsen and Mischa Barton.
An accomplished, writer, director and producer, Sean has won several awards at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (People’s Choice 2014, Best Trinidad and Tobago Feature 2015) as well as Best Foreign Feature at the San Francisco Black Film Festival in 2016, and has also had his work screened at international film festivals in Zanzibar, Toronto, Cannes, Los Angeles and New York.