Turquie, Terre de Tolerance? / Turkey, Land of Tolerance?

Director of Photography: Sean O'Sullivan

Turkey, Land of Tolerance?Minority religious and ethnic groups speak out as Turkey moves towards membership of the European Union.

Filming in Istanbul, Konya, Ankara, Izmir, Cappadocia and in Turkish Kurdistan. 

This film presents a captivating journey from Istanbul to Southern Anatolia. Along the way, we share the life of Christian Syriaks, whose traditions date back to the time of Jesus Christ. Then we meet Alevis and the Sufis, modern followers of old humanist prophets.

French Connection Films for KTO and TV 10 Angers.

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Famine en Pays de Cocagne / Hunger in the Land of Plenty

Director of Photography: Sean O'Sullivan

Famine in a Land of Plenty

Malawi's strategic grain reserve is sold by the state to private speculators just ahead of a bad harvest. The consequences are fearsome. An object lesson in all that is wrong with foreign aid in Africa.

February 2003. Across six countries in southern Africa, nearly 20 million people suffer on the brink of severe famine. Malawi is the second most seriously affected country, following closely on the heels of Zimbabwe: 6 millions Malawians have nothing to eat, and 3.6 million survive by complete dependence on massive food aid distributed by the World Food Program of the United Nations.

French Connection Films for KTO France

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The Empire's New Clothes

Director of Photography: Sean O'Sullivan

The Empires new clothes

Russia has long been a source of fascination and frustration for the outside world. It is big, relentless and thoroughly modern. Yet it can also be remarkably intimate, patient and stubbornly traditional. The Russia of the 21st century is very different from the Russia of history books. Russia is no longer the Soviet Union and it has long since ceased to be Europe’s parochial cousin from the East.

Russia today is dynamic, proud, and demands to be understood by the West. The Empire’s New Clothes showcases the new Russia, a land driven by forceful memories of the past, passionate people and an unmistakable vision for the future.

The Empire clearly has new clothes and it is ready for it’s new place on the world stage whether we’re ready or not.

Shot in various locations in the Russian Federation.

Resource Media for Discovery Canada.


Aspects of Life: A Natural History of Southern Africa

Director of Photography: Sean O'Sullivan

Aspects of Life

13 episode series filmed over two years for the South African Broadcasting Corporation.

Filmed in various locations including Madagascar, South Africa, Namibia and Botswana.

Subject: This series takes a close look at the main ecosystems in Southern Africa. It explores the past (and present) role and impact of humans on these fragile systems.

Date: 1996

Length: 13x26 minutes

SABC 3 South Africa, Broadcast during prime time.


Shark Watch

Director of Photography: Sean O'Sullivan

Great white shark hunt seal in False Bay and Gansbaai, South Africa.

For Channel 5 UK