Sean Scally is a documentary filmmaker from the Quinte region.
Sean Scally has quickly become one of the best known documentary filmmakers in the Quinte region. He has won the Best Local Film Award at Belleville Downtown DocFest twice, and his films are always among DocFest audience favourites. Scally has a unique gift for telling local historical stories in a compelling and accessible way. His films take obscure stories from dusty historical bookshelves and breathe new life into them. These forgotten stories and people emerge from the past onto the screen like ghosts embedding themselves in our collective memory. Scally is man driven by passion for his art form not by profit. He loves what he does.
Ironmasters of Upper Canada, Scally’s latest documentary, tells the story of Charles Hayes epic battle to create and maintain Marmora’s Iron Works in the early 1800’s. The film paints a vivid picture of a driven man, facing enormous odds in the brutal wilderness of Upper Canada. The audience is taken on a 200 year journey through Marmora’s history from a sparsely populated colony to the charming town it is today.