Sebastian is an award-winning Australian freelance creative. He works as a screen and theatre director, producer, video editor, screenwriter and actor.
Drawn to work across a variety of genres, he finds himself drawn to work with strong female leads, unconventional characters and stories that shine light into the dark corners of the human soul.
Sebastian holds a 2006 BA (Acting) from Ballarat Arts Academy and a 2017 Masters (Film & Television) from the Victorian College of the Arts.
For the last 15 years he has acted professionally worldwide, appearing in large-scale productions from HBO, DreamWorks, Playtone, Bad Robot, Warner Bros Television, ABC, Seven Studios, December Media,
Fremantle Media and Gristmill.
Sebastian has directed a dozen shorts on a variety of different formats including smartphones, 16mm film and digital cameras.
The Happiest Of My Life (2015) was awarded Best Ozploitation Short Film at the American Grindhouse Film Festival and queer erotic thriller Candy Cravings (2013) was been embraced by audiences in over two dozen festivals across the US, Europe and India.
The Significance Of Others (2017), his VCA graduate short, was his first foray into the world of improvised film, taking inspiration from the works and techniques used by acclaimed British filmmaker Mike Leigh.
As a video editor he has experience with both commercial and narrative content, creating content for promotional packages, festival submission, internal usage and social media.
Demonstrating his passion and skill for editing narrative is Blue (2017), a short with 3 million YouTube views.
In 2019 he was selected for the Directors Immersive program at CinefestOZ to pitch sci-fi feature film She Now Romeo, written by Jeni Bezuidenhout, in front of an industry panel.
In that same year Jeni and Sebastian were awarded development funding for six-part sci-fi anthology web series Flesh Bags, which they will direct and produce. Developed over a three month period in a writer's room, it is currently in production.
They appear together in the cast of In Corpore (2020), currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
Jeni and Sebastian run film and theatre production company Panopticon Collective. They live in the western suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.