Who is Sean? 

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Sean Guy is a Darwin-based author, playwright, and screenwriter with a passion for storytelling in all its forms. As an advocate for small business and independent arts, his efforts have been recognised with an NT Young Achiever Award (for Career Achievement) in 2023, and he was a finalist for the NT Young Achiever Awards (Connecting Communities) in 2024. 

Sean started young as a writer. Before graduating high school in 2011 with an International Baccalaureate diploma, he won the NT Young Author Awards for his region in three consecutive years; wrote three plays which were produced by local high school theatre classes; and on work experience, became the first sixteen-year-old to write a front-page story for the NT News. 

Skip ahead to 2018. After many years of writing and editing, Sean's first novel Malediction: The Cursed Play was published, followed shortly by the Tower City Chronicles. Books 1 - 3 in this gritty, urban fantasy series are out now, with 4 and 5 due soon... 

As a writer and bookseller, Sean spends his time between projects supporting and working with community organisations such as Corrugated Iron Youth Arts, Darwin Pride, the Children's Book Council, the NT Writers' Centre, libraries and seniors' events, and more. He often mentors youth writers and does his best to provide opportunities for the emerging creatives in his community. 

Alongside his novels, Sean is known for his plays. Including the upcoming 2024 slate, these plays have been performed in full seasons 12 times, in almost every state of Australia. Sean's comedic-murder-mystery play Under the Table won a Literary Award in 2022, and has a sequel ready to be launched in 2024! 

As a co-founder of Darwin-based sketch comedy group Big Dog Salad, Sean has been part of several Fringe Festivals, including Darwin and Adelaide. 2023 saw BDS win the Super Producer Award. 

Although new to the art of screenwriting, Sean is also actively developing projects for film and television. His short films Enough (2022) and Hephaestion (2023) debuted at the Darwin International Film Festival. In 2024, he is working on a new project with Screen Territory, and has undertaken an AFTRS TV-writing course. 

In Sean's spare time, he loves trivia, learning Spanish and Auslan, board games, movies, and writing biographies about himself in third person.