Seamus McNally

Seamus McNally

Seamus McNally has directed numerous narrative short films including: To Paint the Portrait of a Bird (Best Short Film – NY/Avignon Film Festival, Woodstock FF, Mill Valley FF, Premiered at Cannes FF) – Written by Jacques Prevert, English translation by Lawrence Ferlinghetti; The Hypnotist (Montreal WFF); Sketches of Honey (five short films on 16mm and 8mm, which were part of a multimedia presentation performed at The Culture Project – NYC); Exchange Place (with Mad Men's Michael Gladis); and an excerpt from Mike Leigh’s Ecstasy to name a few. Throughout the last several years he has been developing a diverse portfolio of long form material for film and television. He recently optioned Stephen King's short story The Reach, and co-wrote the feature length adaptation for the screen with his frequent collaborator, veteran screenwriter Julie Talen. The project is in development and he is attached as director. This past year he also created a television series about a hypnotherapist called Pendulum. He wrote and directed two fully executed pitch episodes starring Ato Essandoh (Copper, Django Unchained) and Nick Sandow (Orange is the New Black, Boardwalk Empire). The show is currently being shopped to studios and networks. McNally has five other features in varying stages of development: Rains Retreat, Wind Merchants, Rite of Spring, Lowland, and Duck Season



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