Sean Scully, 2006
Sean Scully, who turned 59 on 28 September, 2006, continues to have a very active acting career. The International Movie Data Base lists 63 major productions (up through 2003) featuring his talents-- many of these containing several episodes. Sean has been involved with Australian film and television since the late 1960s. He has been connected to almost every Australian TV show at one time or another.
Sean's latest endeavor is an upcoming independent film titled "Missive", written, produced and self-funded by Daniel Bernardi. Directed by Adam Stolfo, the film is about a sick, elderly man who's been living in reclusion since his family was brutally murdered fifteen years ago. He is paid a visit by a hired "hitman". The old man has one final and unexpected request...
Sean was sent the script for "Missive". Two days later he messaged that he liked the script and would do the film. He was cast the following week as Walter Boyle (still from the film shown at left).
According to Bernardi, Sean had plenty of interesting stories to tell from his acting past. As to the Disney years, he said only that he enjoyed his time working on the Disney films. But when asked what Disney himself was like, he remembered him only as "just another suit."
Bernardi told us that Sean's favorite show is "Boston Legal", and that he is very proud of his work in the film "Phobia" (1990), which earned him an AFI nomination for Best Actor.
"Missive", will do a festival run in the U.S. It also stars Paul Reichstein (at right, below) as Darius Satch, Michelle Cele as June Fenton, and Andy McPhee as the funeral director. Music is by Paul Houseman; Anders Olson is Director of Photography; Co-Producer and Editor is Paul Dowie.
It's great to know that the boy who played Peter Schaefer in "Almost Angels" (1962), has, as a man, continued to appear on our screens. Bernardi told us that Sean is "not necessarily an actor people know by name," but that, "his face is very familiar, and most recognize him from his numerous television appearances, even though they can't put a name to the face."
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