Sean Robinson (filmmaker)

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Sean Robinson
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Occupationfilm director, film editor
Years active2014–present

Sean Robinson [1] (born 1985) is an American film director and editor.[2] Following his filmmaking studies in New York City,[3][4] his subsequent films have included The Puritans,[5][6] Naked and OUTmusic's documentary film For Which We Stand.[7]

Robinson was profiled by The Advocate on 7 June 2013[8] and was the cover story for Pink Magazine's Winter 2014 issue.[9] On 4 November 2015 Robinson was interviewed by Billboard (magazine) noting Amy Lee's soundtrack for the Science fiction film Indigo Grey: The Passage, directed by Robinson.[10][11][12][13][14][15] The Huffington Post praised Robinson's work on Indigo Grey: The Passage as "well edited, elegantly directed" in an in-depth review by Music & Culture Journalist Morena Duwe.[16] On February 3, 2017 The Huffington Post profiled Robinson's work at the New York Film Academy as the lead producer on a series of original movie musicals, "The common thread that binds this series together is Sean Robinson who has been involved with every film since the program’s inception. The several moving parts bring variety while Robinson brings consistency as he bridges the gap between theater and film."[17]

Film awards and nominations[edit]

  • International Short Film Festival "Kharkov Lilac": Grand Prix Award-won (Sean Robinson, 2013)[18]
  • Carmarthen Bay Film Festival: Best International Short-won (The Puritans, 2013)[19]
  • NW Short Film Festival: Best Original Concept-won (Sean Robinson, 2013)[20]
  • Vagrant Film Festival: Audience Choice Award-won (The Puritans, 2013)[21]
  • Melbourne Underground Film Festival: Best Short Film-nominated (The Puritans, 2013)[22]
  • The Northwest Ohio Film Festival: Outstanding Short Film-nominated, Audience Choice-nominated, Outstanding Direction: Sean Robinson-nominated, Outstanding Actress-Short: Eileen Kearney-nominated, Outstanding Screenplay: Paul Warner & Sean Robinson-nominated (The Puritans, 2013)[23]
  • Chain NYC Film Festival: Best Musical Short-won (Naked, 2013)[24]
  • Manhattan Film Festival: Best Musical Short-won (Naked, 2013)[25]
  • Parma International Music Film Festival: Best Song-won (Naked, 2013)[26]
  • Long Island International Film Expo: Best Original Song-won (Naked, 2013)[27]
  • Snake Alley Festival of Film: Best Comedy-nominated (Naked, 2013)[28]
  • Asia Pacific International Film Festival: Platinum Award (Indigo Grey: The Passage, 2015)[29]
  • World Film Awards: Platinum World Award (Indigo Grey: The Passage, 2015)[30]
  • Accolade Global Film Competition: Award Of Excellence (Indigo Grey: The Passage, 2015)[31]
  • Moondance International Film Festival: Best Original Score Amy Lee Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer (Indigo Grey: The Passage, 2015)[32]


  1. ^ (born 1985)
  2. ^ "Out filmmaker: Growing up gay motivates his success". LGBTQ Nation. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Filmmaking Grad Sean Robinson's "Indigo Grey: The Passage" Features Hammerstep and Soundtrack by Amy Lee". Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  4. ^ "NYFA New York City campus". New York Film Academy. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  5. ^ "The Puritans (Sean Robinson, 2012): USA". sbccfilmreviews. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  6. ^ "The Puritans". Film Threat. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  7. ^ "OUTMusic Launches Kickstarter to Fund LGBT Music Documentary". The Advocate. 8 September 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  8. ^ "5 Questions with Filmmaker Sean Robinson of Naked, Puritans". The Advocate. John Georges. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Sean Robinson "A Rebel With A Cause" spread" (PDF). Pink Magazine. 18 February 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 January 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  10. ^ "'Indigo Grey: The Passage' Director on Amy Lee's 'Pure, Powerful' Music for His Film". Billboard. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Evanescence's Amy Lee on Her Wild Irish-Dance-Infused Sci-Fi Soundtrack". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Indigo Grey: The Passage Features a New Style of Dance and Soundtrack by Amy Lee". Huffington Post. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  13. ^ "Evanescence's Amy Lee Composes Score to Short Film, "Indigo Grey: The Passage"; Watch Film Now". ABC news. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  14. ^ "Evanescence's Amy Lee Involved in Score for Short Film 'Indigo Grey: The Passage'". Loudwire. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  15. ^ "EVANESCENCE's AMY LEE Helps Create Soundtrack For Sci-Fi Short Film Indigo Grey: The Passage". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  16. ^ Robinson, Sean. "Indigo Grey: The Passage Features a New Style of Dance and Soundtrack by Amy Lee". Huffington Post. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  17. ^ Sean, Robinson. [ "The New York Film Academy Merges Musical Theater With Film"]. Huffington Post. Retrieved 19 February 2017. {{cite web}}: Check |url= value (help)
  18. ^ "News". Siren Film Festival. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  19. ^ "Nominees and Winners for 2013". wyl Ffilm Bae Caerfyrddin. Retrieved 2013. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  20. ^ "2013 Winners". NW Short Film Festival. Hollie Olson. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  21. ^ "Vagrant film festival: how it was…". Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  22. ^ "Best Short Film". Melbourne Underground Film Festival. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  23. ^ "OHIO-BASED FILM". Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  24. ^ "2013 Chain NYC Film Festival Winners". Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  25. ^ "8th Annual Manhattan Film Festival". Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  26. ^ "Award winners and festival closing act". Parma International Music Film Festival. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  27. ^ "16th Annual Long Island International Film Expo: And the Winners Are..." Long Island International Film Expo. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  28. ^ "Snake Alley Festival of Film 2013". Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  29. ^ "Winners of the Asia Pacific International Filmmaker & Awards". Asia Pacific International Filmmaker & Awards. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  30. ^ "Platinum World Awards - Winners: WORLD FILM AWARDS". WORLD FILM AWARDS. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  31. ^ "Accolade Film Competition". Accolade Film Competition. Retrieved 8 November 2015.