About Sean Michael Williams

Creative Director / Storyteller

Sean Michael Williams was born and raised in San Jose, CA. His passion for film and video originated with his first handheld camera at the age of 13. Sean continued to film and create art through high school and had a strong talent for studio art. After graduating, he headed to Hawaii where he gained more experience with studio art techniques at Kapiolani College. He then transferred to San Diego State University where he pursued a degree in Art: with emphasis in Multimedia. Sean studied abroad in Australia for a year where he continued to film and learn photography. He graduated from SDSU in 2008 with a BA degree and shortly after invested in his first professional HD camera. He started an internship with MTV, working for Big Black Industries where he filmed a pilot episode for Christopher Boykins from the hit show "Rob & Big".

Shortly after ending his internship, he decided to head back to Australia to gain more global experience. He lived in AU for over a year, where he filmed for the ABC program "Bush Wacked" and a number of other projects. After filming his travels through SE Asia and Europe, he returned home to start freelancing. Sean linked up with a fellow video producer and together they created the internationally acclaimed 2-part web series, "Dream Music". Part 2 was featured as the number 1 video on YouTube and Vimeo for nearly a week. After 2 million views, it quickly garnered world wide attention through national TV shows in Germany, Paris and then made it to CBS News. Ashton Kutcher tweeted the video to his 14 million followers and Steve Wozniak praised it as, "Visually astounding" and said it was "The best music video I have ever seen". Sean has followed up Dream Music Part 2 with multiple viral projects.

Sean has since gone on to work for eBay Inc. where he helped build PayPal Studios. He worked as a Creative Director and helped build a team of 5 creative professionals to handle external production requests.

Sean was soon recruited by Netflix to build an internal studio to facilitate internal productions. Sean quickly built a small, multi-talented team and started creating high quality, quarterly internal communications videos. It didn't take long before Sean was managing multiple external projects from cinematic recruiting films, to searchable short films for the Netflix service. After bringing on a counterpart to the team in LA, Sean started working as a Creative Director for Originals Marketing content. He had the opportunity to work with and Direct: Carol Burnett, Sarah Silverman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Rappaport, Keir Gilchrist, Brigette Lundy-Payne, John Bernthal, John Stamos, Will Arnett, Vir Das, Joe Koy, The Mystery Science Theater 3K cast and some of the cast from Stranger Things. 

During his time at Netflix, Sean was able to help create impactful media for some of Netflix's biggest shows. He now hopes to further his career by exploring new projects and opportunities. 

Sean is a passionate and driven artist who strives to push the progression of his work forward through a uniquely stylized perspective.