Resume

SEAN GAFFNEY
WRITER, TEACHER, CONSULTANT

EDUCATION                      

Act One Writing for Hollywood

Act Two: Advanced Writing for Hollywood

Oscar Hammerstein II Center for Theatre Studies, School of the Arts,  Columbia University

College of Fine Arts, Drake University

VIDEO/TELEVISION/FILM

Superbook: Samuel and the Call of God, Joseph the Dreamer, Of Palms and Passover, The Alpha and the Omega, A Giant Adventure, CBN

Paging Dr. Peter, training film (Seattle Children’s Hospital), Super Boy Productions, with Charity Parenzini, (winner, Silver 30th Annual Telly Awards, Employee Communications category, Film/Video)

My Babysitter Is an Alien, television pilot, Dave Barnett producer

Angel Wars:  Guardian Force III, story by, Blue Moon, story by, TeleStory Toons

The Importance of Blind Dating, Avalanche

Larryboy in Leggo My Ego, Big Idea

The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, Globalstage

How Much Land Does a Man Need, Globalstage

King George and the Bath Ducky, Premise and Outline, Big Idea

Veggie Town Values, Greetings, Big Idea

Moreau, Globalstage

Taproot Theatre 25th Anniversary Video, directed by Mark Lund

SHORT FILM

Over 40 produced short films; Producers have included: Kevin Willson (director), Bel Air Drama Department, Little Artistic Value Productions, NonHip Productions, Boy & Rocket Films, Cloud & Fire Ministries, Stonewater Films, “Carman’s Reality Check,” Yake Films, Avalanche, Taproot Theatre

PRODUCED PLAYS

Sleepwalking

Moreau

Pahom’s Land

The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

Christmas Efficiency

Deadline, music by Tony Troy

The Fantastical Adventures of Mr. Destroyer Vs. The Code

Dream On!, music by Randy West, co-author Jennifer Schuchmann, additional music and lyrics by Raymond Schnurr

Superhero High, music by Randy West

The Whitmore Christmas Extravangza

What the Dickens!

The Invisible Man, music by Randy West

The Christmas Charity Murder

A Knight in the Book

Christmas on the Air

Witness to the Light

Walt Wangerin’s The Manager Is Empty

Christmas Memories

The Interrogation

Pilate’s Progress, co-authored with Karen Lund

Christmas on the Orpheum Circuit

Parable Paradox, music by Samuel Vance

Stages of Christmas, co-authored by Karen Lund, music by Drew Harding

Foolish Wiseman

 BOOKS

Scripts of Hope & Restoration, co-author, Lillenas Publishing

Scriptwriting for the Church, contributor, Lillenas Publishing

Larryboy and the Sinister Snowday, Zondervan Publishing

Foolish Wiseman, Lillenas Publishing

Larryboy and the Emporer of Envy, Zondervan Publishing

Drama Ministry Jumpstart, Contributer, Communication Resources

Witness to the Light, Easter Pageant, Communication Resources

Pahom’s Land, Communication Resources

The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyburg, Communication Resources

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Clients include: John Paul the Great Catholic University, Act One: Hollywood Above the Line, Act One: Writing for Hollywood, Write! Canada Christian Writers Conference, Biola University, English Department and Mass Comm Department, Christian Writer’s Seminar, Saddleback Worship and Arts Conference, Rocky Mountain College, Lillenas Drama Conference, Kansas City, American Heritage Academy Open Forum, Belmont University, King’s Theatre, Living Worship Conference, Azuza Pacific University, Taproot Theatre Acting Studio, Masterworks Festival, Glorietta Christian Writer’s Conference, CITA National Conference, Biola and Regent University’s Christians & Media Conference, Computor Animation Department – University of Washington, Drama Improvement Conference, Good News Music Worship and Performing Arts Convention,

SPEAKING EXPERIENCE

Topics include:  “The Best Christmas Special – Ever!” “Following the Dream: How to Find Contentment in Hollywood,” “The Christian Storyteller,” “The Theology of Story,” “The Spirituality of Star Wars,” “Socializing with Artists and other Sinners,” “The Call of Art,” “Fool for Art; Fool for God,” “Following God’s Dream,” “Art, the Bible and the Artist,” “Meeting Christ in the Media,” “A Christian Understanding of the Arts,” “Evaluating Art: The Christian as Audience,” “Theatre in Church,” “The Bible and the Arts: The Christian as Audience”

SCRIPT CRITIQUE AND CONSULTING

Clients include:  Sodium Entertainment, Boy & Rocket Films, TeleStory Toons, APEX Screenplay Critique Service, Act One: Writing for Hollywood, Drama Ministry, Taproot Theatre, Axtell Communications, 3/4 Front, Write-Away Productions, University of Washington (Animation Department), Angelus Awards, Azusa Pacific University Student Films, Biola University Student Films, Writer’s Digest (Annual Playwriting Contest), CITA National Playwriting Contest, HD Films, and numerous Individuals

MANAGEMENT

Story Administrator, Warner Bros. Feature Story Department

Executive Editor, Drama Ministry, Communication Resources

Managing Director, Literary Manager, Taproot Theatre

Director of Drama, Masterworks Festival

Producer, Anchor Theatre Company

General Manager, Business Manager, The Lamb’s Theatre Company

Director, Columbia/Shubert Internship Program

General Manager, Columbia Directors’ Forum

Resident Production Manager, Horace Mann Theater

Stage Manager: Bel Air Drama Department, Taproot Theatre, Salt Company, Manhattan Punchline, Juilliard Theatre Center, American Opera Center, Julliard Dance Division, School of American Ballet, Merkin Concert Hall

House Manager: Bel Air Drama Dept., Taproot Theatre, Drake University Theatre Dept.

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