Bobby Sheehan began his career in high school when he created fashion videos and print campaigns for the New York fashion emporium, Parachute. He was accepted to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he opened his own production company. In addition to a full course load he directed and produced a wide variety of motion picture work, as well as, continuing his photographic career capturing the punk rock scene.
His photos of the Clash, Ramones, Blondie, Johnny Thunders, Television, Ultravox, 999, Elvis Costello, and all of his fellow rebellious friends were featured in such publications as: Circus Magazine, Creem Magazine, The Village Voice, Soho News and New York Magazine. An early fan and supporter of Sheehan was none other than Andy Warhol, who contacted Sheehan to collaborate on a film that never produced because of Warhol’s untimely death.
Bobby’s documentary work has covered a wide spectrum from Healthcare; “The Answer To Cancer,” and “Wake Up” to the Arts & Humanities; “Jeff Koons: Beyond Heaven,” “Mr. Hal Prince” and “Arias With a Twist: The Docufantasy” to Special Forces Combat Veterans; “Mercy, Love & Grace,” “The Mad Man” and “Wise Endurance” to hybrid films like “Mortal” and “Seed” that blurs the lines between fiction and non-fiction storytelling. Variety raved: “Seed is a visually captivating, spiritual movie that journeys across America with innovative cinematic form. A highly imaginative, collage like, experimental epic that relentlessly strips away at the boundaries between features and documentaries.” Additionally, Bobby produced and directed “My Journey to Indonesia” a branded content film for Pepsi’s Pure Leaf Tea.
Sheehan’s television credits include: “Cayman Went,” a made for TV movie about a “TV hero” forced to become a real one, “Listen To The World,” a two-part series about the first-ever museum to house instruments from all over the world for Ovation, “The Talent Collector”, which he wrote, produced and directed for AMC; the reality series “Repo Men” starring, Vincent Pastore, for TLC and Discovery Networks from 2000 to 20004; the TV series “View Finder” which explores the world of visionary artists such as Dean Chamberlain and Michael Colavito and the original series “Motor City Rising” both for Ovation which shines a light on the vibrant, artistic culture of Detroit and the ways its denizens are reshaping the city.
To date, Sheehan has directed over 300 commercials that include work for: Adidas, American Express, Exxon/Mobil, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Budweiser, Burger King, Crest, General Electric, Hyundai, Las Vegas Tourism, McDonalds, Miller Beer, Motorola, Nabisco, Pepsi, Pfizer, Reebok, Wal-Mart and public service announcements for American Red Cross, United Nations, American Cancer Society, RxArt, The Vision of Children, The New York Zen Center, Special Olympics, Partnership for a Drug-Free America, Health Canada and Alberta Dairy Council.
As a fine arts photographer Sheehan has been exhibited nationally in galleries such as Bridgewater Lustburg in New York, Stephen Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles and the Vision Gallery in San Francisco. He is currently writing “Bowery Boy” a memoir that chronicles his journeys that began as the “white kid” in the “hood,” to his travels across the world as a filmmaker, photographer and writer. Sheehan graduated from NYU’s film division of the Tisch School of the Arts.
Sara Sheehan began her career in advertising and later moved into publishing where she was a contributing editor on numerous consumer and trade magazines. As a representative of these publications, she appeared on “Good Morning America” the weekend edition of the “Today” show, and co-produced segments for “Oprah.” Currently, she is producing and hosting “Wake Up” an online self-improvement series featuring thought leaders, doctors, health & fitness experts, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, rock stars and YouTube celebrities such as; Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Dr. Mary Hyman, JJ Virgin, Sean Stephenson, Celine Cousteau and JP Sears, to name just a few.
Sara has been the Executive Producer and Managing Partner for both Working Pictures and Grenade Editorial since 1993. She has produced numerous television commercials, public service announcements, television series and programming in addition to executive producing the critically acclaimed feature film, “Seed,” distributed by IFC. Sara also Executive Produced the narrative feature film “Cayman Went” in conjunction with the Cayman Islands’ Board of Tourism. In addition to projects for Working Pictures,
she is also developing “Creepy,” based on the comic book series “Creepy” with Submarine Entertainment.
Sara also produced a comprehensive documentary film about the legendary Broadway producer and director Hal Prince. She also produced a series of short documentary pieces on healthcare for designer Donna Karan’s philanthropic foundation, Urban Zen. During the two years working with the Urban Zen brand alongside Karan, Sara interviewed and filmed public figures such as Mehmet Oz, Woody Merrill, Cynthia Northrup, and celebrities such as Edie Falco, Michael J. Fox, Richard Gere, Christy Turlington, and the most respected yoga gurus in the western world including: Rodney and Colleen Saidman Yee, Mary Dunn, Gary Kraftsow, Richard Freeman and motivational authors and speakers Deepak Chopra and Tony Robbins. She also produced “Privileged” a documentary film for the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities featuring Michelle Obama, Ed Norton and Sarah Jessica Parker and “I Thee Wed” a short film for the United Nations featuring their Goodwill Ambassador Gisele, which emphasized the importance of preserving our planet. In addition, Sara produced a series of short films in conjunction with the 92nd St Y and their initiative to bring living authors to New York City’s underserved schools. Rosanne Cash, Salman Rushdie, Jonathan Franzen and Tony Kushner were part of this program.
Sara had served as the President of the Board of The Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck, New York and was instrumental in developing its sold-out film series, which had brought artists such as Frank Oz, Penelope Cruz, Pedro Almodovar, Kevin Costner, Guillermo Del Toro and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu to pre-screen films such as “Babel,” “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Volver” and “Mr. Brooks” and to conduct Q & A’s with the audience. Currently, she is a Board Member for The Vision of Children Foundation and The National Veterans Foundation.
Sara attended the prestigious Bedales High School in England and graduated from Wellesley College.