Originally from Ireland, Sean Connolly was born in the lively palindromic town of Navan and is an honours graduate of Dublin City University. Since arriving in Canada in 2003, he has built a strong reputation as a creator of unscripted content.
Over the past fifteen years, Sean has lead development teams at a number of top notch Canadian production companies including Proper Television, Our House Media, Marblemedia, as well as helming his own shingle Gorilla Media. Here he created the format “Make The Politician Work” (CBC) which was short-listed for a prestigious International Format Award in Cannes, and has been optioned in ten territories worldwide.
Beyond his reputation for shaping noisy formats, his experience includes all areas of unscripted – from Documentary to Reality, Factual Entertainment, Lifestyle and Kids and Family content, with shows airing across Broadcast, OTT and various Digital platforms.
Sean joined Bristow Global Media as a development consultant in May 2017, and was a key force in green-lighting the series “It’s My Party” and “Haunted Hospitals”, as well as collaborating with the team to build out a robust development slate. In Spring 2018 he joined the senior ranks at BGM as VP of Development.
Sean is Dad to three young kids. They are funnier, smarter and better skilled at soccer than he is.