Sean Hodgkinson is a writer, director and producer from Trinidad and Tobago. After finishing his first degree in Environmental Policy and Geography at Brock University in Canada, Sean returned to Trinidad where serendipity allowed him to attain his dream working as a production coordinator in the industry he wanted to be a part of.
Sean pursued a certificate in Filmmaking from the London Film Academy in 2009 and has enjoyed consistent success since. In 2010, he started writing his first screenplay and two years later, A Story About Wendy premiered at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (ttff) 2012, the film’s success inspired Sean to write A Story About Wendy 2, which premiered at the Zanzibar.
International Film Festival in June 2014 and also screened at the ttff/14 where it won the People’s Choice award for Best Narrative Feature.
Trafficked is Sean’s second feature film, copping the award for Best Trinidad and Tobago feature at the ttff/15 and Best Foreign Feature at the San Francisco Black Film Festival in 2016.
Trafficked has since screened in several international film festivals in Cannes, Los Angeles and New York.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
1. Winner, Best Local Feature. trinidad + tobago film festival 2015
2. Official Selection, Bahamas International Film Festival 2015
3. Official Selection, Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano 2015
4. Official Selection, Festival del Global Cine Dominicano 2015
5. Official Selection, Martinique International Film Festival 2015
6. Official Selection, Pan African Film Festival 2016
7. Official Selection, Festival International du Film PanAfricain de Cannes 2016
8. Official Selection, New Voices in Black Cinema 2016
9. Official Selection, World Festival of Emerging Cinema 2016
10. Award of Merit, International Film Festival – Family Against Drug Abuse & Trafficking 2016
11. Winner, Best Foreign Feature, San Francisco Black Film Festival 2016
12. Official Selection, Cayman International Film Festival 2016
13. Official Selection, Zanzibar International Film Festival 2016
14. Official Selection, Barbados Visual Media Arts Festival 2016
15. Official Selection, Caribbean Tales International Film Festival 2016
16. Official Selection, Long Beach Indie International Film Festival 2016
17. Official Selection, Newark International Film Festival 2016
18. Official Selection, Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival 2016
19. Official Selection, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival 2016
20. Official Selection, Belize International Film Festival 2016