Sean Gannet was born to drive slow, dance fast, and make movies. He also was brought to this earth to create compelling live content and make quality films with top executives at global companies.
TED Conferences and Sean go back, way back. Since 2010 Gannet has worked with the TED Conferences to produce dozens of special events like the TED Prize MissionBlue Conference in the Galapagos Islands, the TED2013 Worldwide talent Search, and TEDYouth Day. In January, 2014 he organized the first TEDxGowanus featuring talks and performances by more than 20 speakers and performers. He also Creative Produced several releases including The Combat Jack Show on Complex TV and a viral video for Pepsi starring Blake Shelton.
His feature film directorial debut, Chasing Taste, recently premiered in VisionFEST14 and won Best Comedy at Burbank Int’l Film Festival and the Manhattan Film Festival. In 2013 he released the short film SONNET 44 – UNISPHERE, as part of NY Shakespeare Exchange’s Sonnet Project. Other shorts Gannet released at festivals and are now available online include “Dottie’s Thanksgiving Pickle” starring Academy Award-winner Olympia Dukakis and “The One That I Want,” a musical comedy made as a part of RIPFEST’s Collaborative Film Project. Previously, Gannet Associate Produced Paramount’s “The Love Guru,” which was the culmination of three years of close work with Mike Myers. Gannet helped develop several projects with Myers including extensive work on Dreamworks’ “Shrek The Third” and the ABC Christmas special “Shrek the Halls.”
Gannet graduated from Northwestern University’s Radio/Television/Film program with honors for Production Excellence.
In addition to his propensity for writing and directing, Sean< is a road-trip enthusiast, celebrated turkey chili chef, and lauded amateur dancer for whom crowds of strangers have oft circled-up to watch him shake it. Sean currently lives, works and plays in Brooklyn, the only city for which he has ever been homesick.