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Sean Ellis is a Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Director of Photography British born on 1 january 1970 at Brighton (United-kingdom)

Sean Ellis

Sean Ellis
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Birth name Sean Ellis
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 1 january 1970 (50 years) at Brighton (United-kingdom)

Sean Ellis (born c. 1970) is a British film director, writer, and producer. He is best known for his films Cashback (2004), The Broken (2008), and (in the Tagalog language) Metro Manila (2013).

Biography

Dès son enfance, Sean Ellis crée un véritable lien avec la photographie. En 1994, il quitte sa ville natale pour Londres, où il réalise plusieurs photos de mannequinat. Jusqu'à la fin des années 1990, il travaille ainsi pour des magazines tels que I-D, The face, Confused, et surtout à Vogue.

Il réalise ensuite des spots publicitaires pour Jean-Paul Gaultier, Land Rover, Rimmel, EA Games, Roberto Cavalli, 02, The Big Issue Foundation, Bravo et Nike, ainsi que des clips pour Kosheen (Hungry), Boris Dlugosch feat. Róisín Murphy (Never Enough), Lamb (Gabriel), Amanda Ghost (Filthy Mind), ou encore All Saints (version européenne de Never Ever).

Il passe enfin à la réalisation cinématographique. Il réalise d'abord deux courts métrages : Left Turn en 2001 (sur l'horreur psychologique) puis Cashback (2004), qui sera nommé aux Oscars et qu'il étendra en son premier long métrage en 2006.

Usually with

Emilia Fox
Emilia Fox
(3 films)
Shaun Evans
Shaun Evans
(2 films)
Nick Hancock
Nick Hancock
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sean Ellis (8 films)

Display filmography as list

Director

Eight For Silver
Directed by Sean Ellis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Boyd Holbrook, Kelly Reilly, Alistair Petrie, Roxane Duran, Stuart Bowman, Paul Bandey

Au XIXe siècle, en pleine campagne française, John McBride est dépêché sur place pour déterminer si le cadavre d'un jeune adolescent de quatorze ans, retrouvé dans les bois, est l'oeuvre d'un homme ou d'un animal. Il est alors hébergé par Seamus Laurent, un riche propriétaire terrien, et sa femme Isabelle. Eux aussi sont désespérés car leur fils, ami de la victime, est porté disparu depuis deux semaines. Isabelle va alors se rapprocher de John tandis que ce dernier devra affronter ses propres démons.
Anthropoid
Anthropoid (2016)
, 2h
Directed by Sean Ellis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Historical
Actors Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Toby Jones, Anna Geislerová, Charlotte Le Bon, Harry Lloyd
Rating71% 3.59833.59833.59833.59833.5983
Fin 1941 en Écosse, Jan Kubiš et Josef Gabcik, deux soldats de l’armée tchécoslovaque en exil, reçoivent la mission d’éliminer le SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Polizei Reinhard Heydrich à Prague, dans le cadre d’une opération baptisée Anthropoid.
Metro Manila, 1h54
Directed by Sean Ellis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors John Arcilla, Leon Miguel
Rating75% 3.797253.797253.797253.797253.79725
Looking for a better life in Metro Manila, Oscar Ramirez and his family escape their impoverished lives among the rice fields north of the Philippines. Upon arriving, they fall victim to the manipulative ways of city hucksters. Oscar lands a job in an armored truck company. He befriends his senior officer, Ong, who takes Oscar under his wing.
The Broken
The Broken (2008)
, 1h25
Directed by Sean Ellis
Origin France
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Actors Lena Headey, Michelle Duncan, Melvil Poupaud, Richard Jenkins, Ulrich Thomsen, Damian O'Hare
Rating54% 2.70132.70132.70132.70132.7013
Gina McVey is a radiologist who is enjoying dinner one evening with her family and her boyfriend Stefan when a mirror shatters for no apparent reason. After a few moments, no one thinks much of it, but the next day Gina is leaving work and she sees something even more troubling—a woman who looks just like her, driving a car identical to her own. Curious, Gina sneaks into the doppelganger's apartment and sees a photo of herself and her father in the hallway. Seriously rattled, Gina runs out and drives away, only to get in an accident that lands her in the hospital. After she's released, Gina asks Stefan if she can stay with him, but while he looks the same, his personality and behavior are quite different from the way she remembers him, and she begins having vivid nightmares, which become all the more terrifying when the same horrific images begin popping up in her waking hours.
Cashback
Cashback (2006)
, 1h34
Directed by Sean Ellis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Striptease
Actors Sean Biggerstaff, Emilia Fox, Shaun Evans, Michelle Ryan, Marc Pickering, Keeley Hazell
Rating71% 3.598763.598763.598763.598763.59876
Ben, an aspiring artist, develops insomnia after a painful breakup with his girlfriend, Suzy. To take his mind off Suzy and to occupy the extra waking hours he has recently gained, Ben begins working at a local Sainsbury's supermarket, where he meets colourful co-workers. Among them is his colleague Sharon, with whom he soon develops a mutual crush.
Cashback
Cashback (2004)
, 18minutes
Directed by Sean Ellis
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Sean Biggerstaff, Emilia Fox, Shaun Evans, Michelle Ryan, Marc Pickering, Nick Hancock
Rating76% 3.849043.849043.849043.849043.84904
Ben, an aspiring artist, develops insomnia after a painful breakup with his girlfriend, Suzy. To take his mind off of Suzy and to occupy the extra waking hours he has recently gained, Ben begins working at a local Sainsbury's supermarket, where he meets colourful co-workers. Among them is his colleague Sharon, with whom he soon develops a mutual crush.

Scriptwriter

Eight For Silver
Directed by Sean Ellis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Boyd Holbrook, Kelly Reilly, Alistair Petrie, Roxane Duran, Stuart Bowman, Paul Bandey
Roles Writer

Au XIXe siècle, en pleine campagne française, John McBride est dépêché sur place pour déterminer si le cadavre d'un jeune adolescent de quatorze ans, retrouvé dans les bois, est l'oeuvre d'un homme ou d'un animal. Il est alors hébergé par Seamus Laurent, un riche propriétaire terrien, et sa femme Isabelle. Eux aussi sont désespérés car leur fils, ami de la victime, est porté disparu depuis deux semaines. Isabelle va alors se rapprocher de John tandis que ce dernier devra affronter ses propres démons.
Anthropoid
Anthropoid (2016)
, 2h
Directed by Sean Ellis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Historical
Actors Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Toby Jones, Anna Geislerová, Charlotte Le Bon, Harry Lloyd
Roles Writer
Rating71% 3.59833.59833.59833.59833.5983
Fin 1941 en Écosse, Jan Kubiš et Josef Gabcik, deux soldats de l’armée tchécoslovaque en exil, reçoivent la mission d’éliminer le SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Polizei Reinhard Heydrich à Prague, dans le cadre d’une opération baptisée Anthropoid.
Metro Manila, 1h54
Directed by Sean Ellis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors John Arcilla, Leon Miguel
Roles Story
Rating75% 3.797253.797253.797253.797253.79725
Looking for a better life in Metro Manila, Oscar Ramirez and his family escape their impoverished lives among the rice fields north of the Philippines. Upon arriving, they fall victim to the manipulative ways of city hucksters. Oscar lands a job in an armored truck company. He befriends his senior officer, Ong, who takes Oscar under his wing.
The Broken
The Broken (2008)
, 1h25
Directed by Sean Ellis
Origin France
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Actors Lena Headey, Michelle Duncan, Melvil Poupaud, Richard Jenkins, Ulrich Thomsen, Damian O'Hare
Roles Writer
Rating54% 2.70132.70132.70132.70132.7013
Gina McVey is a radiologist who is enjoying dinner one evening with her family and her boyfriend Stefan when a mirror shatters for no apparent reason. After a few moments, no one thinks much of it, but the next day Gina is leaving work and she sees something even more troubling—a woman who looks just like her, driving a car identical to her own. Curious, Gina sneaks into the doppelganger's apartment and sees a photo of herself and her father in the hallway. Seriously rattled, Gina runs out and drives away, only to get in an accident that lands her in the hospital. After she's released, Gina asks Stefan if she can stay with him, but while he looks the same, his personality and behavior are quite different from the way she remembers him, and she begins having vivid nightmares, which become all the more terrifying when the same horrific images begin popping up in her waking hours.
Cashback
Cashback (2006)
, 1h34
Directed by Sean Ellis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Striptease
Actors Sean Biggerstaff, Emilia Fox, Shaun Evans, Michelle Ryan, Marc Pickering, Keeley Hazell
Rating71% 3.598763.598763.598763.598763.59876
Ben, an aspiring artist, develops insomnia after a painful breakup with his girlfriend, Suzy. To take his mind off Suzy and to occupy the extra waking hours he has recently gained, Ben begins working at a local Sainsbury's supermarket, where he meets colourful co-workers. Among them is his colleague Sharon, with whom he soon develops a mutual crush.
Cashback
Cashback (2004)
, 18minutes
Directed by Sean Ellis
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Sean Biggerstaff, Emilia Fox, Shaun Evans, Michelle Ryan, Marc Pickering, Nick Hancock
Rating76% 3.849043.849043.849043.849043.84904
Ben, an aspiring artist, develops insomnia after a painful breakup with his girlfriend, Suzy. To take his mind off of Suzy and to occupy the extra waking hours he has recently gained, Ben begins working at a local Sainsbury's supermarket, where he meets colourful co-workers. Among them is his colleague Sharon, with whom he soon develops a mutual crush.

Producer

Anthropoid
Anthropoid (2016)
, 2h
Directed by Sean Ellis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Historical
Actors Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Toby Jones, Anna Geislerová, Charlotte Le Bon, Harry Lloyd
Roles Producer
Rating71% 3.59833.59833.59833.59833.5983
Fin 1941 en Écosse, Jan Kubiš et Josef Gabcik, deux soldats de l’armée tchécoslovaque en exil, reçoivent la mission d’éliminer le SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Polizei Reinhard Heydrich à Prague, dans le cadre d’une opération baptisée Anthropoid.
CityLights
CityLights (2014)
, 2h6
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Rajkummar Rao, Patralekhaa, Manav Kaul, Sadiya Siddiqui
Roles Executive producer
Rating72% 3.647833.647833.647833.647833.64783
Deepak Singh's life as an ex-Army driver who owns a garment store is tangled in the midst of poverty, hope and despair. Deepak's family consists of his ever-supporting wife and his little daughter. They tag along his journey to Mumbai as he is unable to repay money he owes on his store. With no contacts and addresses, except that of his friend, Omkar, Deepak takes extreme measures when stepping to Mumbai while searching for him.
Metro Manila, 1h54
Directed by Sean Ellis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors John Arcilla, Leon Miguel
Roles Executive Producer
Rating75% 3.797253.797253.797253.797253.79725
Looking for a better life in Metro Manila, Oscar Ramirez and his family escape their impoverished lives among the rice fields north of the Philippines. Upon arriving, they fall victim to the manipulative ways of city hucksters. Oscar lands a job in an armored truck company. He befriends his senior officer, Ong, who takes Oscar under his wing.