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 & Family content, with shows airing across Broadcast, OTT and various Digital platforms.
Sean joined BGM Inc. as a development consultant in May 2017 to build out a robust development slate aimed at the US and international markets. In Spring 2018 he joined the senior ranks at BGM Inc. as VP of Development.