Sean Stiller is an award-winning Canadian-Secwepemc filmmaker and director of photography/cinematographer with a focus on documentary, commissioned, commercial and Indigenous productions. He is based in Toronto, ON and works regularly in Vancouver, BC.
His passion lies in revealing stories that provoke and inspire – as a testimony to the tireless work of a non-profit organization, a social impact business or the many inspiring lives within our communities. Through a process of research and pre-production planning we determine the best solution to your challenge, whether a commissioned documentary film, an impactful short-form video to promote a new business venture, or collaboration on larger mixed media campaigns.
He holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Documentary Media from Ryerson University. His thesis, entitled Cyewmen, has been presented as an immersive film installation of the traditional Secwepemc (Shuswap) salmon fish camp. He is also completing a documentary film exploring the crises of Secwepemctsin language loss and the transformative potential for Indigenous language revival.
Sean’s independently produced films have screened at the National Screen Institute (NSI Canada), Vanier College (Permanent Collection), CBC Short Docs, ImagineNATIVE Film Festival, Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival, ReFrame Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival (MdFF), Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival, TMFF Film Festival, St. Lawrence International Film Festival, Green Screen Environmental Film Festival, Dumbo Film Festival,Short Film Factory, Scenic Film Festival, Direct Monthly Online Film Festival, Monkey Bread Tree Film Festival, Sose International Film Festival, Bucharest Short Film Festival, Montreal First Peoples Festival, NatiVisions Film Festival, Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival, Dreamspeakers Film Festival, Tribal Film Festival, Native Spirit Film Festival, MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival, Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival, Wairoa Maori Film Festival, Living Skies Film Festival, Quito Independent World Film Festival, Mirror Mountain Film Festival, Bay Street Film Festival Official Selection, Skabmagovat Film Festival, Cordoba International Film Festival, Women in Film and Television, Reel Canada, First Nations Film and Video Festival.
Sean also runs Toronto-based Microcosm Films.