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About Sean

Sean Wathen is a screenwriter from Louisville, Kentucky who moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to pursue a writing career. While working in production offices such as “House, MD,” “24,” and at MTV Studios, Sean pursued his love of writing. Previously named on the ‘Young & Hungry List – Top 100 Writers on the Verge,’ Sean recently optioned his screenplay “The Field” to Dune Entertainment & Stormchaser Films, his script "The Gotham Hotel" was optioned to Anacapa Pictures, his screenplay “Timegate” was optioned by Minds Eye Entertainment, and his script “Iron Dragon” was optioned by Fotocomics. Sean has also been hired to adapt graphic novels for State & Cabrillo Productions, Inc. as well as Solipsist Films. In addition, Sean was asked to write a treatment for a graphic novel adaptation for GG Filmz, wrote another treatment for Virgin Produced, and was hired to adapt a producer’s idea into a screenplay called “Atomic Baby” for Director Mauro Borrelli.

Loglines

  • The Field

    The Field Horror Mystery Sci-fi Thriller A group of six strangers awake to find themselves in an endless cornfield, with only their instincts and a collection of seemingly random items to help them find a way out...

  • Crimson Skies: Flight of the Falcon

    Crimson Skies: Flight of the Falcon Action Adventure Fantasy Sci-fi "Guardians of the Galaxy" meets "Pirates of the Caribbean" - In a future where mankind lives above the clouds, smuggler Lucas McCoy & his band of Sky Pirates are hired to make a run down to the Earth's surface, but to make the delivery, McCoy & his crew will have to fight their way past hired guns, bounty hunters, and a mysterious assassin, to transport a package that may hold the key to the earth's only hope for a new beginning.

  • Riverside

    Riverside Action Crime Drama Film-noir Mystery Thriller Two detectives (a rookie on his first night & a veteran on his last) hunt a legendary assassin who hides in the most corrupt city in the world. This one ends with a killer twist...  (see synopsis for Script Coverage from The Black List (blcklist.com))

  • DIVORCED BY 30 (half-hour comedy pilot)

    DIVORCED BY 30 (half-hour comedy pilot) Comedy After being divorced by his high school sweetheart, Charlie is hopelessly throw into the dating world for the first time in his life, where he meets Sam, a young woman with relationship flaws of her own, who decides to help teach him how to date. (see Synopsis for coverage from The Black List - This script was on the Top Uploaded Comedy Scripts & Top Uploaded Screenplays for two months)  

  • Remember Me (1-Hour Drama)

    Remember Me (1-Hour Drama) Crime Drama Thriller "Inception" & "Minority Report" meet "The Black List" - An elite team of F.B.I. Special Agents uses a new experimental technology to enter the memories of criminals & witnesses to solve cases.  

  • Solus

    Solus Action Adventure Crime Drama Film-noir Sci-fi Thriller A bounty hunter pursues a fugitive accused of assassinating an American Senator onto a private, libertarian island city, only to discover he may also be the same man who murdered his own son... This script tackles the hot-button political issue of Seasteading. (see synopsis for Coverage from The Black List (blcklist.com))

  • The Gotham Hotel

    The Gotham Hotel Comedy Documentary Historical Sports After a brutal mass murder, a crime scene cleaning crew is called in to work the job at a hotel with a horrific past that ties back to America’s first documented serial killer: Dr. H. H. Holmes.  

  • The Shepherd Conspiracy

    The Shepherd Conspiracy Action Adventure Crime Drama Film-noir Thriller A covert agent is framed for murder when he uncovers a nefarious secret organization who plan to assassinate the president. (currently on the Top Action Scripts, Top Drama Scripts, Top Uploaded Mystery Scripts, and Top Uploaded Screenplay Lists on The Black List site - see Synopsis for details)  

  • The Evil Inside

    The Evil Inside Crime Drama Horror Thriller A psychiatrist risks his own life and sanity to save a young girl from an ancient spirit trying to possess her... (Currently on The Black List's TOP MYSTERY & SUSPENSE SCRIPTS LIST - see synopsis for details)

Credits

  • The Field

    The Field (2017)
    Film by Dune Entertainment & Stormchaser Films Co-Writer

  • The Gotham Hotel

    The Gotham Hotel (2017)
    Film by Artimage Entertainment Writer

  • The Dragger

    The Dragger (2016)
    Film by Nabu Films Co-Writer

  • The Study

    The Study (2016)
    Film by State & Cabrillo Productions Writer

  • INSTINCT

    INSTINCT (2016)
    Film by Solipsist Films Writer

  • ALICE

    ALICE (2016)
    Film (short) by Array Pictures Co-Writer/Story By

  • The Haunting of Eastern State Penitentiary

    The Haunting of Eastern State Penitentiary (2016)
    Film by Stefan Vorzacek Writer

  • Psychology of Murder

    Psychology of Murder (2016)
    Film by Klaus von Sayn-Wittgenstein Writer

  • Ridiculousness

    Ridiculousness (2014)
    Television by Jeff Tremaine (Comedy and Reality-TV) Miscellaneous Crew Rob Dyrdek shows us some of the funniest videos with two of his friends.

  • What to Expect When You're Expecting

    What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)
    Film by Kirk Jones (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Five couples' intertwined lives are turned upside down by the challenges of impending parenthood. Over the moon about starting a family, TV fitness guru Jules and dance show star Evan find that their high-octane celebrity lives don't stand a chance against the surprise demands of pregnancy. Baby-crazy author and advocate Wendy gets a taste of her own militant mommy advice when pregnancy hormones ravage her body; while Wendy's husband, Gary, struggles not to be outdone by his competitive alpha-Dad, who's expecting twins with his much younger trophy wife, Skyler. Photographer Holly is prepared to travel the globe to adopt a child, but her husband Alex isn't so sure, and tries to quiet his panic by attending a "dudes" support group, where new fathers get to tell it like it really is. And rival food truck chefs Rosie and Marco's surprise hook-up results in an unexpected quandary: what to do when your first child comes before your first date? Written by Lionsgate

  • Men of a Certain Age

    Men of a Certain Age (2010 - 2011)
    Television by Ray Romano (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A group of college buddies in the throes of middle age keep their friendship going long after they've graduated.

  • Scrubs

    Scrubs (2009)
    Television by Bill Lawrence (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John "J.D" Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship and life.

  • Helpline

    Helpline (2008)
    Film (short) by Filmatix Films Co-Writer/Story By

  • LA Forensics

    LA Forensics (2007)
    Television (Crime) Miscellaneous Crew, Actor

  • 24

    24 (2007)
    Television by Joel Surnow (Action, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew In this concept drama, each season takes place within one 24 hour period. Day 1: Jack Bauer is the head of field ops for an elite team of CTU agents who uncover an assassination plot targeting Presidential nominee David Palmer. Meanwhile, Jack's strained marriage to his wife, Teri, is pushed to the brink by the sudden disappearance of their troubled teenage daughter. What will the next 24 hours hold? Written by Ronos

  • Heroes

    Heroes (2007)
    Television by Tim Kring (Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew People all over the U.S start to realize they have special abilities, like telekinesis, healing abilities, flying powers, time travel, invisibility, and the ability to absorb other's abilities. One man, known as Sylar, wants to gain all the power of these "heroes" so he can be the most powerful and evolved human of all, and stops at nothing to gruesomely kill these people. In order to protect themselves from him, these people must help one another before Sylar can destroy them all, while they each deal with problems of their own. Written by Patrick Ozzy Lauzier

  • CAN

    CAN (2005)
    Film (short) Director, Editor, Producer, Writer

Awards

  • Named on THE YOUNG AND HUNGRY LIST 2014 – THE TOP 100 WRITERS ON THE VERGE
    (2014)

  • Placed in the Slamdance Short Screenplay Competition
    (2009)

Education

  • Full Sail

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