Sebastian is an award-winning Australian filmmaker and actor. He writes and directs across a variety of genres, and finds himself drawn to work with strong female leads, unconventional characters and stories that shine light into the darker corners of the human psyche.
He 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 dozen years he has acted professionally worldwide. He is passionate about creating fresh, authentic and original Australian content.
Sebastian has directed almost a dozen films that have screened internationally, including The Happiest Of My Life (2015), which was awarded Best Ozploitation Short Film at the American Grindhouse Film Festival and queer erotic thriller Candy Cravings (2013), which has 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.
He has directed shorts on 16mm film, iPhones and digital cameras.
He was awarded the Jim Marks Postgraduate Scholarship for the production of his short Dig (2016), which he wrote and directed.
Sebastian lives in the western suburbs of Melbourne, Australia with his wife with whom he runs film and theatre production company Panopticon Collective.