Sean O'Sullivan Profile

Sean O'SullivanI have worked in television as a director and cameraman for the past twenty five years. Prior to that I graduated in history with a BA(Hons) degree from the University of Cape Town.

Originally I worked as a freelance news cameraman for several international networks including CBS, Reuters and BBC.

From 1995-8 I recorded the testimonies of over sixty Holocaust survivors for the Los Angles based Visual History Foundation. This worldwide project ultimately recorded the experiences of 52000 survivors and I filmed the South African leg of the project. At present the entire collection is being uploaded onto an on-line data base.

Past corporate clients include BP, DHL Couriers and LG Electronics. I have filmed or directed about fifty corporate productions and commercials.

Over the past decade I have worked as a documentary director/ cameraman in Russia, China, Antarctica, Greenland, Ethiopia, Madagascar and the UK.

In 2010 I directed a fund raising film for the University of Oxford. This production helped the university reach their fund raising target of 100 million USD.

In 2011 I directed a feature documentary: The Meaning of the 21st Century. The narrator is Michael Douglas. The Producer is James Martin, a pioneering IT figure who recently donated 100 million dollars to Oxford University to fund basic research in the life sciences and alternative energy.

As cameraman/ director I have just completed these four films

  • Revolution in Oxford A documentary film series on the activities of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford.
  • Remember Not to Forget . Two Holocaust survivors host a discussion with schoolchildren on their experiences in Auschwitz.
  • Masters of Dreams. The Americas Feature documentary on the world precious stones trade.
  • KAWI: Kids Are Worth It Fund raising film for a Cape Town based NGO.

Current Projects

Remember Not to forget

Remember Not to forget