Born in the UK and raised in South Africa, M.Sean Coleman is a writer of drama and comedy for film and television, and an award-winning writer and producer of worldwide, transmedia drama and reality series. Sean holds a BA in Scriptwriting from Bournemouth, and MA in Screenwriting from LCP.
He started his transmedia career as a writer for Douglas Adams on Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Online Version (h2g2.com), and went on to write the three-part documentary series h2g2action for the same company before heading to Flextech Television to become Interactive Broadcasts Producer for Living TV, Trouble TV, Challenge and Bravo. Here, Sean was responsible for creating engaging and award-winning programmes across broadcast, red button, online and mobile platforms working on shows like Most Haunted, Cruel Summer and Flash Band.
In 2006 Sean returned to fiction, joining Endemol Digital Studios to become the writer and Executive Producer of a series of hugely successful transmedia projects. He wrote and produced Cell – two series of action thriller originally commissioned by O2, and then re-commissioned and broadcast by Sony Pictures and Fox International. Sean then wrote and Exec Produced Kirill – the Emmy-nominated and Webby Award winning web-drama, commissioned by MSN UK and further broadcast on Hulu. Sean also created and Executive Produced the multi-award winning reality series The Gap Year for bebo.com which was entirely Ad-funded by 13 different sponsors.
Sean is currently co-writer and producer of Vertica – a transmedia feature film in pre-production with Tomboy Films, and was recently commissioned to write a series of live performance ghost stories for The Wellcome Trust. He is co-writer and producer of Northern Quarter, a multi-platform drama series for broadcast, online, live event and mobile delivery. He continues to develop his own writing for all platforms.
Sean is a returning mentor on Crossover labs, and runs Cross-Platform Storytelling workshops for Skillset, the Indie Training Fund, the National Academy of Writing, Royal Holloway and York University.