The Berlin Indie Film Workshops were created by the founders of UK-based FRENZY FILMS, Sean McConville from London, UK, and Stéphanie Joalland from Brittany, France, who live between London and Berlin. Inspired by their UCLA Film education, the entrepreneurial way Hollywood make movies, Sean and Stéphanie created Frenzy Films to produce the kind of elevated genre fare they love to watch: The Witch, Let the Right One In, Ex Machina, Under The Skin, Blue Ruin, The Babadook, and It Follows being great examples. We love to think outside of the box, be disruptive in our approach to filmmaking, yet make movies as risk free as possible for investors by producing streamlined budgeted genre films with the ability to reach a worldwide audience. Our next feature film, THE LAST MOON, a psychological thriller with a supernatural twist will be going to camera this autumn.
Sean McConville – Sean began his career as a Special Effects technician on big budget studio films, including STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE, MORTAL KOMBAT, and James Bond movies GOLDENEYE and TOMORROW NEVER DIES. Sean has a Master of Arts Degree in Screenwriting from the London College of Communications. After graduating LCC Sean moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA, and graduated in 2004. Sean’s debut feature film as a writer/director, DEADLINE, starred Brittany Murphy and Thora Birch, showcased at Berlin, Cannes, and the American Film Market in Los Angeles, where it sold for distribution to 40 territories around the world including the U.S.
Stéphanie Joalland – Stéphanie grew up in a small town in Brittany, France, but has lived in Norway, U.S., Canada, UK and Germany. She has a masters degree from a leading French business school, Audencia Nantes. She began her career in story development at French studios TF1 International and Canal Plus. She moved to America to study producing, directing and screenwriting at UCLA where she graduated in 2008. After writing, co-producing and directing her first feature film THE QUIET HOUR Stéphanie is now developing her next projects as a writer/director: THE SEEDLING and THE NOCTURN. She also works as an advisor and mentor on an MA Film Program with Staffordshire University in England. Stéphanie is an alumna of Berlinale Talents and IFP Emerging Narrative in New York.