Sean McConville – MA Screenwriting

Starting his career as a special effects technician on studio films including Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and James Bond films GoldenEye and Tomorrow Never Dies, Berlin-based Sean McConville is a writer, producer and director of film and TV – graduating from the MA Screenwriting course at London College of Communication in 2001.

What are your fondest memories of LCC?

Learning about screenwriting with a guru and 22 strangers, many of whom became good friends. And after class going to the pub across the street to have a few drinks and talk about great movies, great TV, any many other topics.

What are you working at the moment?

I am writing a sci-fi horror screenplay called Black Sky that I will produce and direct in spring 2016. I'm also adapting a public domain novel. And I'm developing a TV series.

If you could have been a writer for any film ever made which would it be?

Once Upon a Time In The West, La Dolca Vita, or Casablanca...

What are three things you couldn't be creative without?

Music. Alcohol. Memory. 

If you could work on any TV show past or present, which would it be?

Twin Peaks.

What are your future plans and ambitions?

I want to write, produce and direct TV, as well as feature films.

What drives you to succeed?

Not having succeeded yet, in my mind at least.

What three words would you use to best describe LCC?

Eclectic. Accessible. Memorable.

What piece of advice would you give to new students?

Enjoy your time there, it's precious, and over very fast.

Where in London do you go when you need a little inspiration?

The Tower of London. The National Portrait Gallery. The Toucan.