I once died and heard my mother’s voice. She whispered, “Keep breathing.” And I did. – Director Sean Brosnan
Saturday, March 12th – Time: 11:59pm – 1:25am Theater: Alamo Ritz 1 320 East 6th Street.
When you go see Sean Brosnan’s film ‘My Father Die’ , you will understand how great it is that he kept breathing, because he one very talented filmmaker. While Sean is the director of the film, he is not alone. There is his lovely wife Sanja Brosnan, parents to daughter Marley, and then there is their dog who is never far. When Sean met Sanja on an airplane one day he knew right there and then he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. They are a love story. The films they make and Sean directs are works of passion. You will see. Get your tickets, NOW!, (just saying), if President Obama was to ask ‘who do you think should make few short films to inspire people?’ Sean Brosnan would be top of my list. Some quick notes on ‘My Father Die’ .
My Father Die's midnight premiere at SXSW is on Saturday, March 12 at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz 1.There will be...
The multi-talented Sean Brosnan veins carry blood that is Irish and Australian that being from his father Pierce Brosnan (Irish) and his mother Cassandra Harris (Australian) who died in 1991 after a 4-year battle with ovarian cancer. Sean Brosnan with his fiancé Sanja Banic both filmmakers and partners of Knight Marcher Films came to spin their own magic with Red Bull Racing resulting in the first win by the Australian driver born in Perth, Daniel Ricciardo.
Daniel Ricciardo passed series leader Nico Rosberg with two laps to go and held on for his first Formula One victory in a wild Canadian Grand Prix and Sean and Sanja got a real up close look at it all from start to finish.
Ricciardo the 24-year-old became the first non-Mercedes driver to win in seven races this season, although even he admitted there was luck involved (Sean and Sanja maybe) and that it is too early to say that Red Bull is back as a championship contender.
“Obviously Mercedes had their issues and that enabled us to close on them,” a giddy and still disbelieving Ricciardo said after the race. “It’s a bit surreal. Really cool.”
The Aussie driver remembered to save some champagne from the post-race podium celebration to spray on his race engineer, Toronto native Gavin Ward.
Rosberg finished second despite engine and brake problems, while the second Red Bull driven by four-time world champion and defending Canadian Grand Prix winner Sebastian Vettel came in third.
The race ended under a caution flag after a spectacular crash involving Sergio Perez’s Force India car and Felipe Massa’s Williams. They narrowly missed taking Vettel out.
Sean and Sanja are used to hollywood action but in Montreal at the Canadian Grand Prix who could have predicted the ending of the race, and they loved every moment, soon afterwards heading back to Ottawa and to a movie set. Both Sean and Sanja agree “F1 Rocks”.
“The Kid”, which was Sean Brosnan’s directorial debut and now he is on a roll. Sean Brosnan and Sanja Banic set up Knight Marcher Films in 2012 to make films together. They are currently in Canada as Sean is acting in a film being shot on location in Toronto, and Ottawa.
The timing could not be more perfect with a break in filming taking place the weekend of the Canadian Grand Prix. Sean Brosnan has not been to a Grand Prix since his dad Pierce Brosnan took him as a little boy, and Sanja has never been so they are about to get a taste of Montreal, and the spirit of one of the coolest events that takes place in Canada the Canadian Grand Prix in a city from where so many great Canadian film makers have emerged from Montreal. Sean and Sanja are not in bad company as one of the biggest fans of Formula 1 is none other than Pierce (No NOT Brosnan) but Pierce Handling the CEO of the number one film festival in the world the Toronto International Film Festival and the director of the festival Warren Spitz. Let it be known want to make films in Canada then we are ready and encourage you to come we will show you a good time and you will never want to leave.
Look for Sean and Sanja rocking the paddock Sunday they are about to take Canada with a storm a looking to do a lot more work in Canada.
Merchant Ivory Productions is a film company founded in 1961 by late producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory with whom my partners ( Thomas Scott Kaplan who was a kid out of Oxford now a billionaire natural resources investor, philanthropist and art collector; Daniel Sarnoff whose family founded NBC, and RCA, and the late Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza for whom King Jaun Carlos of Spain built an art gallery to house his art the largest private art collection in the world) entered into a five film financing agreement. Ismail Merchant was hot off his Oscar win for the film “Room With A View” had won three Oscars, Best Art Direction; Gianni Quaranta, Brian Ackland-Snow, Brian Savegar, Elio Altamura, Best Costume Design; Jenny Beavan, John Bright and Best Adapted Screenplay; Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Before the ink had dried on our contracts, Ismail had this brilliant idea that my partners and my fledgling entertainment company partially finance a film “The Deceivers”. No one really wanted to do, but then there was Pierce Brosnan the film would be made in India and how could you not make a film with the man who made ‘Star Trek Wrath Of Khan’ and said;
I was always a filmmaker before I was anything else. If I was always anything, I was a storyteller, and it never really made much of a difference to me what medium I worked in. – Nicholas Meyer
Life comes full circle at times and when it does it’s always a good thing and in this case it’s Sean Brosnan and his first directorial debut ‘The Kid’.
Sean Brosnan is not stranger to Hollywood, or talent. The film ‘The Kid’is mostly about Sean, and the (picture above) Sean films a scene right outside the building in which I once lived in Venice (in the apartment that was set for Sly Stallone film ‘Cobra’).
THE KID is a story of a young aspiring poet at the age of twelve, who because of harsh circumstances in his life; a mother who passed away and his father, a mechanic, still struggling to come to terms with it, is forced to grow up too fast. He finds his family in a group of kids older than he is and is thrown into a world of alcohol, drugs, parties and girls.
Much wiser than his years and almost everyone around him, Frankie literally sees himself as a man when he’s alone, while the rest of the world simply sees him as just a kid, except for one nineteen year old girl named Charlie.
Actor/Writer/Director, Sean Brosnan, assembled a multi award-winning cast and crew for this project. The film was produced by Sanja Banic and Sean who also wrote it. Sean’s talent shines in the film he knows that the camera lens if allowed to roam free can capture the soul and he lets it do just that, not to mention that the script is real and Sean keep’s it all real in the film ‘The Kid’
Sean has seen his share of Oscar hoopla, last year he was at the Vanity Fair party having a blast and I am sure this year Sean and Sanja will be doing the same. It would be great to have him over in Toronto at the Toronto International Film Festival one day he is a rare talent whose time has arrived. As the hours tick-away to showtime for the Oscars, this is a kid to keep an eye on, Sean Brosnan.