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, which starred John Malkovich and Colin Hanks. I also directed a documentary film called Brothers: Stories of 9/11. And I made a few other films you can read more about in my bio.
My most recent film is called Match. It’s a story about two people who meet on a dating site and have a relationship that turns dark. The entire film consists only of their emails and texts to one another. It’s something I shot in the middle of Covid on green screen. So it’s a kind of virtual film that was well suited to the restrictions of shooting during a pandemic. It played at a few film festivals, including the DTLA Film Festival where the stars of the film, Austin Nichols and Ahna O’Reilly both won best actor. It will be available on all streaming sites in February of 2023. The poster for it is on the right and the trailer can be seen below.
Match, written and directed by Sean McGinly