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Toronto Filmmaker | Director | Director of Photography

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.

Capabilities + Equipment


  • Canon C300 Mark III 4k (+ RAW)
  • Canon C300 Mark II 4K
  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro 4k
  • GoPro Hero 8
  • Panasonic GH5 4k
  • Canon 50mm f1.2L
  • Canon 17-55 f2.8 IS (x2)
  • Canon 70-200 f2.8L IS Mark II
  • Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro
  • Canon EF 2.0 Extender III
  • Nikon Nikkor 135mm f2
  • Sigma ART 20mm f1.4
  • Tokina 11-20mm f2.8
  • Voigtlander 25mm f0.95
  • DJI Ronin-S Gimbal
  • EasyRig Handheld Stabilizer
  • Cinevate Duzi Slider
  • Manfrotto 536 Carbon Fiber Tripod + 509HD Head
  • Manfrotto 535 Carbon Fiber Tripod + 504HD Head
  • Manfrotto Backup Tripod + Monopod


  • Lupo SuperPanel Bi-Colour LED
  • Kinotehnik Practilite 602 LED Fresnel
  • Apurture LED lighting kit (x3)
  • ARRI 150w (x1) ARRI 300w (x1)
  • Matthews RoadRags II 24×36″ frame (x2) + silk/black flag
  • Matthews RoadRags II 48×48″ kit: x2 frames + various fabrics
  • Light Stands/C-Stand/Grip Kit
  • Sennheiser MKH416 Microphone
  • Sennheiser MKH50 Microphone
  • Rode NTG3 Microphone + Boom Kit
  • Rode NTG2 Microphone
  • Sanken COS11D + Sennheiser G3 Wireless Lav Transmitter/Receiver
  • Sennheiser G4 Wireless Lav Transmitter/Receiver