Personal details

Name
Dr Sean Maher
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer (Documentary)
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Creative Practice,
Film, Screen & Animation
Discipline *
Film, Television and Digital Media
Phone
+61 7 3138 8218
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

Ph.D. (Queensland University of Technology), Masters (University of New South Wales)

Professional memberships
and associations

 

  • Steering Committee AHRC funded Filmmaking Research Network
  • Board Member, Cinema Ventures
* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Sean Maher is Senior Lecturer in the Film, Screen & Animation Discipline in the Creative Industries Faculty at QUT. He received an Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship for his PhD conducted in QUT’s ARC Centre of Excellence for Innovation in the Creative Industries.In 2017 I was  Scholar-in-Residence at the UCLA Film and TV Archives.  My research at the Archives will contribute to my upcoming Routledge monograph on film noir and Los Angeles.  Since 2015 I have been conducting the annual Film, Screen & Animation, Los Angeles – Entertainment Capital of the World Study Tour, in partnership with School of Theatre, Film and TV at UCLA. The two week tour provides QUT film and television students with exclusive access to UCLA sponsored masterclass sessions with Hollywood professionals, VIP tour of Paramount Studios, and networking and information sessions with YouTube Studios Los Angeles, American Society of Cinematographers, Australians in Film and AusFilm.I am currently on the a Steering Committee of a British Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Grant investigating filmmaking based research.In 2013 I was President of ASPERA (Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association), the national peak body for Film Schools.Prior to being appointed at QUT I have held research and lecturing positions at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and University of New South Wales.I have been a media policy researcher at the Communications Law Centre (UNSW) and an award-winning independent filmmaker, producing, writing and directing short films, documentaries and corporates.In 2010 my PhD film, The Brisbane Line, received official selection into the Brisbane International Film Festival. In 2012 I wrote and directed a documentary on Queensland Parliament House distributed across Fairfax Digital’s Brisbane Times, Sydney Morning Herald, and The Age websites.I have contributed feature articles for Sydney Film Festival and worked as a film festival organiser for New York Anthology Film Archives.

This information has been contributed by Dr Sean Maher.

Teaching

  • Unit Coordinator Advanced Production (Documentary)
  • Tour Convenor, Los Angeles Filmed Entertainment Capital of the World Study Tour

 

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Experience

2017 Scholar in Residence at UCLA Film and Television Archives, UCLA School of Theatre, Film &Television

2012 – 2016 Post Graduate Coordinator Film, Screen & Animation, QUT

2008 – 2012 Study Area Coordinator Film, Screen & Animation,QUT

2015 Inaugurated Los Angeles Study Tour in partnership with UCLA School of Theatre, Film and TV

2014 President ASPERA (Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association) national peakbody of Australian film schools

2013 National Conference Convenor for ASPERA at QUT

This information has been contributed by Dr Sean Maher.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Supervision

  • Specialising in Creative Practice based research at MA, PhD and DCI levels.

  • Professional Practice through Doctor of Creative Industries

Current supervisions

  • Clash of Cultures or Mission Accomplished? Impacts of Hollywood Runaway film production on National film industries
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Chris Carter
  • Creating tools for teaching sound design principles using virtual reality environments.
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Debra Polson
  • Exploring the Brave New Holographic World of Immersive Cinema
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Chris Carter
  • Constructing Digital Narratives: Negotiating Totality and Infinity with People From Refugee Backgrounds
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Donna Hancox
  • Strategic use of Transmedia strategies that can be applied to social change documentary.
    Masters by Research, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Phoebe Hart

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)