Sean Dennehy

Sean Dennehy

Dennehy Productions
Actor, Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Brisbane, Australia

Member Since:
May 2015
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About Sean


Artistic Director of his own company Dennehy Productions.
Providing creative consultancy to the industry including IZIT Entertainment , Metro Arts, Wilde Applause, Ozworks International, Stewart + Wall Productions and Opera Q,

2009-Present. Queensland Executive Producer and Festival Director for the Short+Sweet Theatre worldwide short play festival with festivals in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Townsville and Rockhampton and has written and directed three 10 minute plays for the festival nationally.

Director of Opera QLD’s Moving Opera from 2008-2012 and now involved directing for their Open Stage program 2013. Sean has toured this regional programme since 2008 around Queensland, NSW, ACT and SA as well as directing their regional touring opera Hansel & Gretel.
Director and Acting Coach for OperaWorks LA Sean is now director and acting coach on an annual basis in the USA.
Director and MC for Underground Opera from 2015

Brisbane City Council have contracted Sean for 3 years (2013-2015) to write, direct and deliver over 180 shows on active travel and road safety

He has appeared in TV shows 2015 Crime 101 (Jackie Mckimmie) 2014 Secrets and Lies (ABC) and The Gods of Wheat Street (ABC): Also Mabo telemovie (ABC) All Saints (CH7), White Collar Blue (CH10), Home & Away, Fox Kids and The Team (Comedy Channel), plus countless TV commercials and corporate video’s.
He has worked as ADR dialogue coach and additional dialogue for K9 a UK children’s spin off from Dr Who.
Acting feature film credits include Alien Cargo (US) Streetfighter, Mr. Reliable , Girl Clock,and James Cameron’s Sanctum 3D and US Sci-Fi movie GAEA Universe, plus many other award winning short film projects.

Sean has written, acted in and produced two award-winning short films It’s Hot and Sean.
A newly completed feature film script Dreaming Of Peter Sutcliffe with writing partner Stewart Reeves is currently being script edited in London and due for pre production in 2016
He was the featured filmmaker at RAW 2012

Theatre credits include: Wizards of Oz (2015 Taoyuan Great Paternity Arts Festival) Mercy Thieves (ArtsCentre GoldCoast) Rigoletto, Turandot (Opera QLD) Micro-trip 1 & 2 (Metro Independents) An Unexpectedly Mind Boggling Adventure (Backbone/SLQ) For The Birds (Old Fitzroy) Seems Like Yesterday (Kooemba Jdarra), Hamlet (Darlinghurst), Zoo-Illogical (Schnapperhead) Valley People (MAP) and Hollow Crossing (Markwell Presents)

The last 12 months bought other diverse roles: author of a children’s book, and the formation of an alliance with a circus based production company .

Producing and Directing credits include Wizards of Oz (2015 Taoyuan Great Paternity Arts Festival) Mary Poppins Stage Musical (Brolga Theatre) ANZACS Arena Spectacular (Royal Show Toowoomba) Mercy Thieves (ArtsCentreGoldCoast) Opera Re-Imagined (OperaWorks LA 2014) Opera Recontructed- The Heist (OperaWorks LA 2014) Aria’s In Motion + Seasons Of Love (OperaWorks LA 2013) Active Travel, Stop Look Listen Think and Momentum (Brisbane City Council 2013+14) Step In Time (Mary Poppins Festival 2012) The Planets (Taiwan Lantern Festival 2011) Opracus (Tapei International Arts Festival 2010), Hansel& Gretel (Opera QLD), 12 Days (Moreton Bay Christmas on the Bay) Tradition Impossible
Space Oddity & Christmas Crackers (Southbank Corp) Micro-trip 1&2 (Metro Arts Independents), the second and third series of Valley People (Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art), Mania (Brisbane Festival Theatre Fringe @ Metro Arts)

Co-creator and director of the hit show, Opracus Stunt Opera,
for the Taipei International Arts Festival 2010 and The Planets for the 2011 and 2012 Taiwan Lantern Festival. Wizards of Oz a newly created childrens show will be touring to Taipei in 2015
Sean is now involved in touring these shows throughout Asia.

Tradition Impossible and 2009 A Space Oddity, two very non-traditional pantomimes premiered at Southbank Christmas 2008 and 2009 written, directed and produced by Sean. 2010 and 2011 brought another panto 12 Days for the Moreton Bay Regional Council. A panto is also planned for 2015.

Sean has bought his writing, directing and producing skills from a solid base in the advertising industry where he worked with such agencies as DDB Needham, The Hale Agency and Jarvis, Fielding & More

After extensive training in Brisbane, Sydney, London and Los Angeles in Method, (Strasberg and Meisner), Practical Aesthetics and specialist film-work, he now teaches his own “method” as well as freelancing for Backbone Youth Arts, Academy of Screen Performance, Actors Conservatory, Actors Centre (London), Australian Academy of Acting and various regional arts workshops.

He has directed and facilitated week-long residences in Circus, Music and Theatre for Backbone Youth Arts, Izit Entertainment and Top Chick Mgt. From Goondiwindi to Maryborough to Rockhampton for Festivals such as Sunfest, Beef Week, the Orange Festival and the Childers +Ipswich Festival. Plus an emerging artists programme run at the EKKA for 4 years for Brisbane based and regional artists.

He is a member of Biz Arts Makers at Metro Arts and Edgeware Entrepeneurs.


  • The Gods of Wheat Street

    The Gods of Wheat Street (2015)
    Television by Blackfella Films Mr Donnelly family lawyer

  • Wizards of Oz

    Wizards of Oz (2015)
    Theater by Wilde Applause Buttons/Wizard

  • Mabo

    Mabo (2014)
    Film by Blackfella Films Justice Davies

  • Crime 101

    Crime 101 (2014)
    Internet by Jackie McKimmie Productions Neil Fox

  • Mercy Thieves

    Mercy Thieves (2014)
    Theater by Arts Centre Gold Coast Mike

  • Stop Look Listen Think

    Stop Look Listen Think (2013)
    Theater by Brisbane City Council Roadstar

  • Girl Clock

    Girl Clock (2013)
    Film Bob

  • Sanctum 3D

    Sanctum 3D (2012)
    Film by James Cameron Productions Chopper Pilot


  • Outstanding Achievement in the Arts

  • Best Cinematography

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