Sean McNamara (filmmaker)
Sean Patrick Michael McNamara
May 9, 1962
Burbank, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Director, producer, actor, screenwriter|
|Known for||Soul Surfer|
The Miracle Season
|Spouse(s)||Ellen Ensher (divorced)|
Sean Patrick Michael McNamara (born May 9, 1962) is an American film director, film producer, actor, and screenwriter.
McNamara was born in Burbank, California. He is best known for his feature film Soul Surfer, The Miracle Season, and in the pre-teen film market, having worked with Jessica Alba, Hilary Duff, Shia LaBeouf, Christy Carlson Romano and Raven-Symoné. McNamara and David Brookwell are the founders of the Brookwell McNamara Entertainment production company. McNamara has continued to produce and create shows for MTV's The N, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, and Cartoon Network. He collaborated with Shin Sang-ok to make Galgameth and 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain, starring Hulk Hogan.
McNamara briefly appeared as the singing cowboy in the Even Stevens musical episode "Influenza: The Musical", and as an alleged alien abductee in the episode "Close Encounters of the Beans Kind". McNamara also had a cameo appearance on That's So Raven, appearing as a plumber in the episode "Out of Control".
- Hollywood Chaos (1989)
- Galgameth (1996)
- Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997)
- Casper Meets Wendy (1998)
- 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998)
- P.U.N.K.S. (1999)
- Treehouse Hostage (1999)
- Race to Space (2001)
- The Even Stevens Movie (2003)
- Raise Your Voice (2004)
- The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold (2006)
- McKids Adventures: Treasure Hunt with Ronald (2006)
- McKids Adventures: Get Up and Go with Ronald (2006)
- Bratz (director) (2007)
- Into the Blue 2: The Reef (2009)
- Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009)
- The Suite Life Movie (2011)
- Soul Surfer (director) (2011)
- Baby Geniuses and the Mystery of the Crown Jewels (2013)
- Robosapien: Rebooted (2013)
- Space Warriors (2013)
- Baby Geniuses and the Treasures of Egypt (2014)
- Field of Lost Shoes (2014)
- Spare Parts (2015)
- Hoovey (2015)
- Baby Geniuses and the Space Baby (2015)
- Just in Time for Christmas (2015)
- Love in Paradise (2016)
- Aliens Ate My Homework (2018)
- The Miracle Season (2018)
- Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa (2018)
- Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy (2019)
- Mighty Oak (2020)
- Aliens Stole My Body (2020)
- Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite! (2020)
- Just Swipe (2021)
- The King's Daughter (2022)
- On a Wing and a Prayer (2022)
- Reagan (2023)
- Kids Incorporated (producer) (1984)
- The Secret World of Alex Mack (producer, director) (1994)
- Even Stevens (executive producer, director) (2000–2003)
- That's So Raven (executive producer, director) (2003–2006)
- Just for Kicks (executive producer, director) (2006)
- Beyond the Break (executive producer, director) (2006–2009)
- Cake (executive producer, director) (2006)
- Dance Revolution (executive producer, director) (2006–2007)
- Out of Jimmy's Head (2007–2008) (executive producer - 19 episodes)
- Zeke and Luther (director) (2009)
- Shake It Up (director) (2011)
- Kickin' It (director) (2011–2012)
- Jessie (director) (2012)
- A.N.T. Farm (director) (2012)
- Gabby Duran & the Unsittables (director) (2019)
McNamara is Catholic.
- Interviews: Sean McNamara – Christianity Today Movies
- "Ronald Reagan Biopic Draws 'Soul Surfer' Director Sean McNamara". Variety. 23 August 2016. Retrieved July 28, 2017.
- "Dennis Quaid is playing Ronald Reagan in a biopic, confirms director Sean McNamara - Metro US".
- Huff, Lauren (January 22, 2021). "Reagan star Dennis Quaid on the challenges and 'honor' of bringing 40th President to the screen". Entertainment Weekly.com. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
- Usselmann, Sister Nancy; FSP. "Catholics in Hollywood | Franciscan Media". www.franciscanmedia.org. Retrieved 2021-08-14.