Sean McCarthy was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. While he has always been artistically driven, Sean developed his love of filmmaking in high school. Completing several short films by graduation, Sean realized his undeniable love for the art form and knew that wherever he ended up, film would always be a major passion in his life. His film education began with film camp at UCLA and a summer course at the New York Film Academy where he was first introduced to the complexities of directing, editing and cinematography. Sean continued his education at USC, where he majored in Communications with an emphasis on marketing.
After graduation, Sean began an internship at Imprint Entertainment, a production company located on the Universal Studios backlot whose previous credits included PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS, THE STEPFATHER, and THE TWILIGHT SAGA.
Soon Sean became a Creative Executive with the company, where he developed creative content and managed new acquisitions. Next, Sean was given the opportunity to direct and edit an episodic web-series entitled ASK THE EASY CHICK for one of Imprint’s clients.
Yearning to acquire more on-set experience, Sean stepped away from the executive world. He began working as a production assistant on several low budget features being shot in the L.A. area. Again moving rapidly up the ranks, he soon became a Grip, a 1st AD, and an editor.
It was during this time that he met his colleague, partner, friend, and mentor: Ben Burke. McCarthy and Burke have worked together as crew on several low budget features. After partnering to create the T&R empire, they now intend to take the reins and produce and direct the type of films that they feel will entertain others while remaining marketable and financially viable. This creative team has several promising projects on the horizon and aim to be a creative force in the film industry.
Sean is also an editor and professional graphic designer who has created posters and marketing materials for numerous film and fashion companies.
Fason Nou (Our Way)
Film by Torn & Restored Pictures Director/Editor
The Last Session
Film (short) by Torn & Restored Pictures, LA Grip Productions Co-Producer
Best Dramatic Short at the New York International Independent Film Festival | Los Angeles Edition
University of Southern California