Sean Gullette

Sean Gullette – Ghostwriter

Got a great story idea? Let's get your screenplay or book written. Award-winning, Harvard-educated writer and director. (Also star of "Pi".)

Overview

Sean is an award-winning screenwriter who has worked with directors including Darren Aronofsky, Olivier Megaton and Tom Donahue, and producers including Sarah Green, Audrey Rosenberg, Lisa Wolofsky, Pierre Even, and Alexandra Milchan.


He has adapted numerous books to screenplay form, including LAND OF THE LIVING by Nicci French and NIP THE BUDS SHOOT THE KIDS by Nobel Prize winner Kenzaburo Oe. He has written for and with Hollywood producers, mafia members, entrepreneurs, and first-time writers.


Award-winning screenwriter, director and producer Sean first first won international recognition when he co-wrote and played the lead role in PI, directed by longtime collaborator Darren Aronofsky.


Since PI, Sean played principal and supporting roles in some twenty films (including Arnold in Requiem for a Dream) and series.


His first feature film as writer-director, Traitors, made its world premiere at the Venice film festival, where it won a Special Mention, and screened in competition at Stockholm, Marrakech, Dubai, Tribeca and the Gijon Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award.


He is a screenwriter who has worked with directors including Darren Aronosky, Olivier Megaton and Tom Donahue, and producers including Sarah Green, Audrey Rosenberg, and Alexandra Milchan.


Sean is in development on Upland, from his script based on the novel by Kenzaburo Oe. The announced cast will include Forrest Goodluck and Paul Sparks.


Also on his writer-director slate is Tangier, a "dark sexy thriller series" formerly cast with Kristin Scott Thomas and Jeremy Irons.


He directed the episodes "Manson Girls" and "Generation Woodstock," for the ABC-TV series '1969' and has written and directed TV commercials, TV and web content for ABC-TV, MTV, VH1 and Viacom.


Outside of film, Sean lives in New York and part time in Tangier, where he founded The 212 Society, a US non-profit which supports cultural and educational projects in Morocco. Sean's essays, journalism and fiction have been published in magazines including The Face, Spy, Slate, Bidoun, Brill's Content, Gear, Entertainment Weekly, Nejma, and KGB magazine (which he founded as editor and publisher in 1991.) Sean speaks fluent French and other languages.

Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure Cultural & Ethnic Dystopian Espionage Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime Plays & Screenplays
Languages
English (UK)
Awards
  • Many film awards
  • 2018 Rotterdam International Film Festival Nominated, Tiger Award
  • 2014 Cyprus Film Days International Festival Nominated, Glocal Images Best Film Award for Traitors (2013)
  • 2014 Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival Won, Spirit of the Independent Award Feature Film for Traitors (2013)
  • 2014 Gijón International Film Festival Won, "Rellumes" Prize
  • 2014 Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, US Nominated, Best Feature Film
  • 2013 Marrakech International Film Festival Nominated, Best Director Nominated, Golden Star Best Feature Film for Traitors (2013)
  • 2013 Stockholm Film Festival Nominated, Bronze Horse Best Film for Traitors (2013)
  • 2013 Venice Film Festival Nominated, Fedeora Award Best Film (Venice Days) for Traitors (2013) Won, Lina Mangiacapre Award - Special Mention
  • 1999 Online Film & Television Association Nominated, OFTA Film Award Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Actor for Pi (1998) Nominated, OFTA Film Award Best Breakthrough Performance: Male for Pi (1998)
Certifications
  • Harvard University, BA in Literature, 1991

Work experience

Self-employed

Jan, 1998 — Present

Sean is a screenwriter who has worked with directors including Darren Aronofsky, Olivier Megaton and Tom Donahue, and producers including Sarah Green, Audrey Rosenberg, Lisa Wolofsky, Pierre Even, and Alexandra Milchan. He has adapted numerous books to screenplay form, including LAND OF THE LIVING by Nicci French and NIP THE BUDS SHOOT THE KIDS by Nobel Prize winner Kenzaburo Oe. He has written for and with Hollywood producers, mafia members, entrepreneurs, and film students.

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Eric D.

Eric D.

Oct, 2023

Sean is clearly the writer I need to help me with my book idea. He is knowledgeable, experienced and accomplished. Plus, he resides right in the heart of the Agent/Publishing world in NYC. What drew me to him was his initial enthusiasm for my project when no one else that I considered that kind of feedback. My interactions with him so far has been one phone call where he outlined what I needed...
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Angus M.

Angus M.

May, 2023

The fiction-writing adventure continues with Sean, reshaping the structure of our book to be more engaging, more cinematic! Thanks so much, Sean! Next we'll be handing over the most troublesome chapter to Sean, and see what magic he can make of it. :)
Angus M.

Angus M.

Apr, 2023

Sean's screenwriting experience will open wide new doors to your novel. I'll admit, Iskra (my writing partner) and I were a bit overwhelming at first, when Sean suggested me restructure the story. But we soon saw the light, and restructure we did—to great effect! This is an ongoing project with Sean, and we can't wait to get to the next phase. Thanks you so much, Sean! :)
Sean G.
Excellent collaborator!

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