Sean Foy :

Filmmaker. Director. Cinematographer. Editor. Writer. Dad.

I was born in defiance.

Defiance, Ohio, that is. This has absolutely nothing to do with anything – I just like to say it and it doesn't come up very often.

It’s out of my system now, so let’s jump ahead a few years.

I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance with a minor in Computer Science from Lehigh University. Two years later, I studied film at New York University’s School of Continuing Education, where I primarily focused on cinematography and editing. We shot film and cut and spliced on a flatbed which all really makes you plan everything really well in your head before you commit to it forever. Trying to tape a single frame back into your rough cut doesn’t usually work in your favor.

I worked a couple jobs in New York after that, as a sound recordist, PA, and grip, then moved back to PA (where I mostly grew up). I was soon hired to write, direct, shoot and edit the feature documentary “Charging Across America,” which followed a 70-year-old man as he drove coast-to-coast in a 1912 electric car. 

The following year, I packed up my car with everything I owned, plus my girlfriend and everything she owned, and moved to Los Angeles. I got an unpaid internship as a camera loader on a film for Concorde/New Horizons Studios and worked as a PA and background extra on films and commercials. I got into S.A.G. by working as an extra on the movie “Face Off,” though I got cut from every scene I was in. I’m pretty visible in “The Wedding Singer” though.

While learning the ropes on professional film sets, I also got a job as a cameraman for the Anaheim Angels and the Ducks, shooting for the Jumbotron. I quickly became the go-to-guy for all the in-house commercials, player interviews, and promo spots. I later directed two television commercials for the Angels, both of which were finalists for the IDEA Golden Matrix award for Best Promotional Video. During this time, I also started working as an A.D. on national commercials and music videos.
 

In the meantime, I’d borrowed an 8mm camera from my grandparents to shoot “The Men’s Room,” a short film which I also wrote and directed. Soon after, my production crew and I borrowed a 16mm camera during a down day on one of our music video shoots. I shot and edited the short film “Safe Sex PSA.” Both films had a bit of success at a number of film festivals.

"The Men's Room" Lucy Baker & Sean Foy

Eventually my girlfriend (now wife) and I made our way back to the east coast, and we now live in Plymouth, MA, where I make a living as a freelance DP and editor on corporate videos and web commercials. I’ve shot for Samuel Adams, Ocean Spray, CNBC, MSNBC, and also had the opportunity to DP TV and commercial projects starring Wes Craven, Leonard Nimoy, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Casey Affleck, Bryan Cranston, and the Red Hot Chile Peppers, to name a few.

 I’ve directed and filmed numerous short films in the last several years and had a couple of daughters to boot. (not literally, mind you) When my oldest daughter was four, we made the short film “Tea Time Interrupted” together and we’re now in post production on a sequel of sorts, that also features her sister and CGI teddy bears. I transformed my garage and living room into movie studios for the shoot, and we shot about 95% of the film on green screen, to later be filled in with completely CGI sets. I’m also doing all the FX work myself.

Behind the scenes of "Play Space" 

I’m also currently writing and/or developing a number of other short films, a feature script, and an animated short film. Hopefully, I’ll have more to write about those in the near future.

In the meantime, I run my own freelance video production company, YB Cubed Productions, as work-for-hire corporate, commercial, promotional, and music video productions. I've rebranded my own film work under the "Sean Foy Makes Movies / Pendragon Entertainment" banner, and I also sell some designs from my films (and other fun work) as Bad Teddy on amazon and zazzle. 

And that’s more than you ever wanted to know about me! Still have questions? Drop me a note!

Official

Selection

Best of Fest

New Haven 48HR

Film Project

2013

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Best of Fest

Boston 48HR

Film Project

2013

Boston 48HR

Film Project

2011

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Best of Fest

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Cookies in

the Mill

Film Festival

2006

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Waking Giant

Film Festival

2011

Plymouth

Independent

Film Festival

2007

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Phoenixville

Independent

Film Festival

2006

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West Chester

Film Festival

2004