Sean Guy

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Sean Guy is a Darwin-based author, playwright, and screenwriter. He began writing at a young age, with a series of short stories that only he would ever read... this is for the best.

While studying the International Baccalaureate at secondary school he entered the Northern Territory Young Author Awards and won for his region three years consecutively, as well as being highly commended in his age group. Due to his obsession with Oscar Wilde, he was also given the opportunity to write several plays for the theatre class, including The Green Affair and A Very Modern Pregnancy, which were later performed by the school to a local audience.

In 2018 Sean's first novel Malediction: The Cursed Play was published, an historical murder-mystery inspired by the real-life superstitions of Shakespeare's Macbeth. It follows a diverse and eccentric troupe of theatre actors as they perform a cursed play that has never been shown without a member of the cast dying.

Since then, Sean has published two more novels, both in the Tower City Chronicles: The Firebringer and Voodoo Games. These are the first of five in an urban fantasy series that combines elements of ancient mythology with the every day lives of people living in a gritty, fictional metropolis. Book three in this series - Seraph is due to be published mid 2022. Sean hopes the Netflix series will follow soon after...

Alongside his novels, Sean is also known for his work with local amateur production company Big Dog Salad, a group of Darwin creatives who occasionally host a podcast and have over fifty comedic shorts on their YouTube channel. Sean rarely acts in these, but has written several, including one where two salesmen discuss how best to market a new type of calendar (weekends sold separately). In 2021 they sold out their first Live Show at Darwin Fringe Festival.

In 2021 Sean's projects involved writing a feature film script about the Bombing of Darwin for Darwin filmmakers SD Productions, a short film called Japanese Slipper which was produced by Undergrowth Productions, and promoting his new play Last Call, which has been performed in Sydney and Darwin.