Sean McGinly

Hello.  My name is Sean McGinly.  I'm a writer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  

If by some chance you've arrived here and are looking for "Sean McGinley", the fine

Irish actor, that is not me. There is no 'e' in my last name. I'm told that a great or great,

great grandfather dropped the 'e' when he came to America because he thought it made

him look less Irish.  If this is true he must have been really drunk. "McGinly" or

"McGinley".  They look equally Irish to me.  

I am the Sean McGinly who wrote and directed the film, The Great Buck Howard 

(2009), which starred John Malkovich and Colin Hanks.  In addition to that film I

directed a documentary called Brothers: Stories of 9/11 (2006).  I also wrote and

directed a small independent film called 2 Days (2003), starring Paul Rudd. Most

recently I directed a film called Lawless Range which came out in 2016. You can 

actually catch it on Showtime right now.  I just finished a film called Silver Lake in

2018, which I wrote and directed.  It played at a few festivals and hopefully will be

available somewhere in 2019.

This website is a place for me to go on about myself and to put up some essays I've

written and anything else it occurs to me to throw up here.  I can be contacted at