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.  I just finished

a film called Silver Lake in 2018, which I wrote and directed.  It's playing at at a few

festivals in the fall of 2018.

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 seanmcginly@gmail.com