Sean Fredricks

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Sean Richard Fredricks

(1985-04-18) April 18, 1985 (age 38)
New York City, New York, U.S.
CitizenshipUnited States of America
EducationBA in History and Literature
Alma mater
  • The Collegiate School
  • Harvard University
  • Filmmaker
  • Writer
  • Director
  • Actor
Years active1997–present
  • Richard Fredricks (father)
  • Sandra Holley (mother)
AwardsJury Prize - Best Short Narrative (2020)

Sean Fredricks is an American filmmaker, writer, director and actor.

Early life

Sean Fredricks was born in New York City to opera singer Richard Fredricks and actress Sandra Holley. He grew up acting in TV, film, and on Broadway. He was also a model for the Ford Modeling Agency.[1]


Fredricks is an alumnus of The Collegiate School and Harvard University, where he received a BA in History and Literature.[2]


Fredricks made his off-Broadway debut at the Roundabout Theatre Company in All My Sons (1997), directed by Barry Edelstein and starring Michael Hayden and John Cullum, which was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and won a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Revival.[3][4][5] He next appeared at the Classic Stage Company in Waiting for Godot (1998), directed by Andrei Belgrader and starring Christopher Lloyd, John Turturro, and Tony Shalhoub.[6][7][8]

Fredricks made his on-screen debut in The Sopranos (1999),[9] followed by The Emperor's Club (2002), starring Kevin Kline and directed by Michael Hoffman.[10]

While at Harvard, Fredricks directed, produced, or acted in 17 productions as part of the Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club, the American Repertory Theater, and the Hasty Pudding Theatricals.[11] [12] [13] [14] [15]

In 2018, he founded Mad Rogue Films, a management-production studio specializing in proof-of-concept short films. He co-wrote and directed Mad Rogue’s first short film Cannonball (2019).



Year Title Director Writer Actor Role Notes
2002 The Emperor's Club No No Yes Mr. Harris
2019 Cannonball Yes Yes No No Short film.


Year Title Actor Notes
1999 The Sopranos Yes


Year Association Award Category Result
2019 Edmonton International Film Festival Best Comedy Short Won
USA Film Festival Best Short Film Finalist
Vail Film Festival Best Short Film Won
Santa Monica Film Festival Best Short Film Won
Writing (Original Screenplay) Nominated
Best of Festival Nominated
Manhattan Film Festival Best Crime Comedy Won
FirstGlance Film Fest Hollywood Audience Award - Best Short Film Won
Best Comedy Nominated
SoHo International Film Festival Audience Award - Best Short Film Won
Festival of Cinema NYC Best Screenplay Nominated
Atlanta Comedy Film Festival Best Dark Comedy Film Nominated
2020 Black Hills Film Festival Jury Prize - Best Short Narrative Won

Cannonball was also an official selection at the San Diego International Film Festival, the Taormina Film Fest, the Bahamas International Film Festival, the Oaxaca FilmFest, and the Indy Film Fest.[16]

In the media



  1. "Sean Fredricks". IMDb. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
  2. "About". Sean Fredricks Official Site. Retrieved on June 27, 2020.
  3. David Lefkowitz (May 3, 1997). "Cullum & Sons To Open Off-B'Way May 4". Playbill. Retrieved June June 17, 2020.
  4. "All My Sons production information". Broadwayworld. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  5. "All My Sons". Lorel Archives. Retrieved on June 17, 2020.
  6. Sean McGrath, Kenneth Jones and Harry Haun (October 29, 1998). "Turturro, Shalhoub & Lloyd Wait for Godot at NY's CSC, Nov. 10-Dec. 20". Playbill. Retrieved on June 22, 2020.
  7. Charles Isherwood (November 22, 1998). "Waiting for Godot". Variety. Retrieved on June 22, 2020.
  8. Backstage Staff (February 21, 2001). "Reviews". Backstage. Retrieved on June 22, 2020.
  9. "Sean Fredricks". IMDb. Retrieved on June 20, 2017.
  10. "Sean Fredricks. IMDb. Retrieved on May 28, 2020.
  11. "Sean Fredricks '07". Harvard Theater Database. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
  12. Mildred M. Yuan (March 15, 2004). "Dysfunction Made Delectable". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  13. Patrick D. Blanchfield (October 25, 2004). "Theater Review: Venturing into the Underworld". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  14. Natasha M. Platt (December 4, 2005). "Hilarity Reveals Human Truths". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  15. April B. Wang (February 27, 2006). "'Yacht Hits the Spot'". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  16. "Awards". IMDb. Retrieved on June 22, 2020.

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