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SEAN THONSON

DIRECTOR / CINEMATOGRAPHER

Sean Thonson has been chasing the light his whole career. It’s more than just a technical exercise, it’s an art and a calling––a deeply felt perspective that sets the tone and mood for everything he does. He knows how the right light can plumb the depths of a single look into the camera, bring a lyrical dimension to a tiny gesture, and make motion feel poetic. As a director and a cinematographer, he’s the creative eye behind the camera, the empathetic soul guiding the actors, and an idea machine always turned on. Collaboration to him is more than a meeting of the minds: it’s an adventure, a journey, and a joy. He believes that creativity is always personal and informed by your character and a heartfelt belief that people matter, that ideas count, and that the best work comes when you leave your ego at the door.

In his career Sean has directed spots for virtually every prestigious automaker, along with a long list of clients that includes food and beverage, fashion, lifestyle, sports, pharma, and many other products and services to great success. He’s equally comfortable with designed and scripted broadcast commercials as he is with online branded content that might require a more docu-style.

That part of his repertoire has been informed by his own documentary work, creating several award winning short films about the people and places he’s discovered as he’s traveled the world. In all of these his visual approach is precise, considered, and rigorously vetted. No matter the concept or style, he brings the same probing vision, the same storyteller’s eye to these subjects, and has found them to be richly rewarding.

Filmmaking is certainly a big part of Sean’s life, but it’s not the whole story. He is an ardent outdoorsman and environmentalist, and is committed to the simple premise that one has to try to make the world a better place. His work reflects all of these things, pushing him into new realms and new possibilities.

He loves what he does. And he thinks it shows.