Sean Devlin 叶世民 – Writer/Director

is a Filipino-Canadian writer/director/comedian. His film work has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, CTV as well as online platforms like Buzzfeed and Upworthy. His first feature film Zach and Avery (2003) was a archived selection of the Paris/Berlin Rencontres Internationales for New Cinema and Contemporary Art and won “Best Comedy/Drama” at Illinois’ Black Earth Film Festival. In 2016 Devlin was commissioned by Cabaret Voltaire to participate in their celebrations of the 100 year anniversary of DaDa. That same year he wrote and directed a short film with Edward Snowden which was commissioned by Roskilde Festival, Northern Europe’s Largest Music Festival and exhibited at Copenhagen’s Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Sean worked as a writer and action co-ordinator on the majority of pranks featured in “The Yes Men Are Revolting” (2015 Berlin Audience Award Runner-up, dist: The Orchard). He is also a standup comedian who has opened for Zach Galifianakis, Tig Notaro, Reggie Watts, Hari Kondabolu and musical acts like MGMT and Of Montreal. Comedy festival appearances include Just For Laughs NW, Bumbershoot & Portland’s Bridgetown Festival.