SSean Michael Davis
Sean Michael Davis started his passion for the entertainment industry at a young age. He was raised by two generations of broadcast industry professionals. Sean's grandmother was a radio personality in New York and his father was also a radio personality for decades. After Sean graduated high school he attended Full Sail Center for the Recording Arts (1989) with a degree in sound engineering. Sean then migrated to the film industry, where he interned on a TV series (Swamp Thing – USA Network) until the season ended.
Sean entered the film world with a passion for cinematography so he started working on several low budget short films and music video’s. Sean also teamed up with other industry professionals to compete in many 48 hour film contests, eventually winning Best Director (A Minute Too Late – 2008).
Sean continued his passion for creative filmmaking and directing as he partnered with several other filmmakers to create a TV short (Pawned) which not only took home 4 Crystal Reel Awards including Best Director but also won Best Florida Film from Sunscreen Film Festival. Pawn’d was also pitched to Comedy Central as a series and was almost signed.
Sean then partnered with another team as the Director of Photography on a period piece documentary (Charlie Wall – 2009) which won Best Cinematography at the Sunscreen Film Festival. At the same time, the music video for the Bouvilles’s Sean had been Director of Photography on also won Best Music Video. In 2010 Sean was offered the opportunity to work on the show COPS. (Langley Productions) Sean took his talents into the “trenches” of true reality TV and mastered his camera art of “Cinema Verite”. Sean worked on COPS (FOX) for three seasons working as a Field Producer as well as shooting for their other show JAILED (SPIKE TV)
While working on COPS Sean started his own documentary film (Skyway Down) after watching a young lady jump off the bridge to her death. Sean spent about three years shooting and fine-tuning the film until its completion and then submitted it to Sunscreen Film Festival again winning Best Florida Film. (2011). He then donated the film to the Sheriff's office and the Highway patrol which they now both use as a training aid for new recruits. Sean is the only Florida resident to win Best Florida Film twice from the Sunscreen Film Festival.
Sean's still photography was requested by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and currently can be seen on their Washington D.C. web site. He also has shot many portraits for families as well as his beloved fur babies.
Sean has worked on feature films such as Dolphin Tale, The Punisher, (filmed in Tampa/ Clearwater,) as well as shot for major networks such as FOX, CBS, HGTV, and the Cooking Channel. Sean also served on the board for IADT (International Academy of Design and Technology) as a technical advisor for their film program while he opened Rhino Studios in downtown St. Petersburg, a full production studio. Sean took this opportunity to mentor young filmmakers from both Full Sail and IADT giving them the skill set he has acquired over the years. Sean has worked for the History Channel, HSN, ID, National Geographic, The Weather Channel, Food Network, ESPN, Vice President Mike Pence, USA Network and several national networks.
Sean Currently stays busy shooting for House Hunters (HGTV) as well as Emeril’s Florida (Cooking Channel / Food Network) 48 Hours (CBS). as well as local productions.
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