Sean Steinberg is a writer and director, born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. He graduated from the University of Witwatersrand with a BA Honours in English Literature and Philosophy, as well as an MA in Film and TV. In addition to this, he studied screenwriting at the Los Angeles Film School. Since then, he has written on some of South Africa's premier telenovelas and dramas.
Of late, however, he has turned his focus to directing. Both his directorial debut, ‘(S)he’, an hour-long TV movie, as well as his multiple award-winning short film (best director, screenplay, and film at KykNET’s 2018 Silwerskermfees), ‘Axis Mundi’, are currently doing the festival circuit. He acted as writer, director, and producer on both of these films.
This natural born storyteller’s passion is to tell intimate stories that happen every day to everyday people; stories that inspire thought and reflection; stories that make us laugh and cry; stories that entertain and capture the small moments reminding us of what it means to be alive.