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Sean Gilligan

Sean Gilligan is a Brisbane based filmmaker whose work spans documentaries, music videos, tvc's and short films. He has directed and produced over 40 music videos for bands including Birds of Tokyo, Gin Wigmore, Silverchair, Missy Higgins, The Living End, The Sleepy Jackson, Kasey Chambers and Tim Finn. Sean was also a co-founder of Squareyed Films, a highly sought after music video production company.

Sean's keen interest in Indigenous history and education has taken him to many Indigenous communities around Australia and has recently seen him conducting media making workshops on Palm Island teaching and facilitating the production of short films, music videos and documentaries with the island's student community. The Palm Island community invited Sean and his colleague Adrian Strong to produce a film about the little known history of the neighbouring Fantome Island leprosarium. This culminated in 'Fantome Island', Sean's first feature documentary which premiered at The Brisbane International Film Festival in 2011.

Currently Sean is a director at Blacklab International where he directs TVC's while still occasionally dabbling in the dark art of music videos.



In 1945 seven year-old Joe Eggmolesse was diagnosed with leprosy. He was taken from his family under police escort and transported by rail and sea over a thousand kilometres to Fantome Island where he was incarcerated for the next ten years...