Sean McAllister (United Kingdom)

Sean McAllister is an award-winning documentary filmmaker celebrated as one of the UK’s most exciting talents. From his early films Working for the Enemy (1997) and Minders (1998), both nominated for a Royal Television Society Awards, to his more recent successes, Sundance Jury Prize-winning Liberace of Baghdad (2004) and Japan: A Story of Love and Hate (2008), Sean’s work continues to inspire, surprise and fascinate audiences. His films portray, with characteristic intimacy and frankness, people from different parts of the world who are struggling to survive but are survivors, caught up in political and personal conflict, trying to make sense of the world we live in. His feature The Reluctant Revolutionary (2012) about a Yemeni tour guide turned revolutionary opened the Panorama Dokumente at the 62nd Berlinale.

Photo: Chris Pepper.

Filmography

  • Hessle Road
    1988
  • Toxic Waste
    1988
  • Flyindales
    1988
  • A Passing Thought
    1989
  • The Season
    1990
  • Crematorium
    1993
  • Life with Brian
    1994
  • Hitting 30
    1995
  • Just People
    1995
  • Shoot out in Swansea
    1997
  • Working for the Enemy
    1997
  • The Minders
    1998
  • Settlers
    2000
  • Hull's Angel
    2002
  • The Liberace of Baghdad
    2004
  • Japan: A Story of Love and Hate
    2008
  • The Reluctant Revolutionary
    2012
  • A Syrian Love Story
    2015

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