Sean McShane

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Award winning Writer/Producer/Director and Presenter with years of experience coordinating short and long format factual TV productions around the globe. Skilled in Research, Series Development, Field Directing, Production Coordinating, Writing and Hosting. An active and adventurous spirit, with a love for getting off the beaten path in both work and play. Strong creative professional with a BSc in Wildlife Biology from University of Guelph.

I was born and raised in Kingston, Ontario (Canada) and at a very early age developed an insatiable curiosity for the world around me. To my parents frustration, no fact could ever be brought up in my presence without the inevitable follow up question – ‘Why?’

That curiosity has driven me through life, and has been invaluable in my work as a story teller for TV. No matter the topic, I’m always eager to dig deep and find out more, in order to pass that knowledge along in the most interesting way that I can.

I have a passion for the natural world, and have always loved getting outside into the great outdoors. On the surface, that always felt at odds with the 15 years I spent living in the big city of Toronto, but my time as a Segment Producer for Discovery Channel’s flagship science series – Daily Planet – gave me so many incredible opportunities to explore parts of the world that I would never have been able to see on my own. And the skills that I gained while working under and alongside many of Canada’s great TV minds has been life-changing.

In 2019 I moved out to Canada’s rugged East Coast, and now call Halifax, Nova Scotia my home. It’s a setting that feels much more true to my outdoorsy spirit, and I’ve been very lucky to be able to continue honing my story telling craft since moving here.

Over the past 3 years I’ve had the incredible opportunity to write and produce many full 1-hour episodes for multiple factual series that have aired on the Science Channel across the US, Discovery Channel across Canada, and more than 100-hundred other networks worldwide.

My hope is to keep fostering and growing my TV production skills long into the future, and to keep learning new and interesting stories that I can tie up with a bow and pass on to the rest of the world to enjoy.

Arcadia Entertainment

Production and Development Company

Industry Role

  • Producer
  • Director / Filmmaker
  • Writer
  • Documentary / Factual
  • Television
  • Production Manager
  • Production Coordinator


  • He / Him
  • Fluent in: English


  • Ghost Ships (2022) - Showrunner
  • The New Reality (2022) - Producer
  • Hire Or Fire: Season 2 (2022) - Host/Producer
  • Black Files: Declassified (2021) - Producer/Writer
  • If We Built It Today (2020 - 2021) - Producer/Writer/Director
  • Mega Marine Machines (2019 - 2020) - Producer/Writer/Director
  • Hire Or Fire: Season 1 (2019) - Host/Producer
  • Daily Planet (2009 - 2018) - Segment Producer/Correspondent
  • Daily Planet (2008 - 2009) - Associate Producer
  • SciQ (2007 - 2008) - Associate Producer
  • Discoveries This Week (2005 - 2007) - Researcher