For this edition of the CaFA Filmmaker Interviews, we sat down with Sean Hodgkinson, while at the 2015 Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival.
Sean, a writer, producer and director, is the creative energy behind Quirky Films, his production company, through which he produced “A Story About Wendy” Parts 1 and 2, and most recently, Trafficked, which premiered at the 2015 Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, winning the jury award for best Trinidad & Tobago Film.
We are happy to present our interview of Sean, one of the important voices in film, coming out of the Trinidad & Tobago.
After obtaining a degree in Geography and Environmental Policy from Brock University in Canada, he moved back to Trinidad and a chance encounter with a local Producer steered him into the world of video production. As a production coordinator, he was given the opportunity to work in the industry that he had always dreamed of. With a Certificate in Filmmaking from the London Film Academy in 2009, Sean has not looked back.
In 2010, he penned his first screenplay, and two years later, A Story About Wendy premiered at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival/12, with the first screening selling out in a record 45 minutes. The phenomenal success of A Story About Wendy has paved the way for the sequel “A Story About Wendy 2,” which will premiere at the Zanzibar International Film Festival in June 2014. Sean is currently working on the dramatic film “Trafficked,” which he not only wrote, but is producing and directing.
Watch Sean’s first short – A Story About Wendy 1, now: