Sean Durkin

Sean Durkin

Overview: Biography, Net Worth and Movies of Sean Durkin

Sean Durkin, a Canadian-American filmmaker, has quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the world of independent cinema. His haunting narratives, masterful control of atmosphere, and deep understanding of human nature have already garnered him critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase.

Born in Canada in 1981, Durkin’s fascination with film began early. He moved to England with his family as a child before settling in New York City at the age of 12. It was in New York that he would hone his craft, attending Kent School and later graduating from New York University‘s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts.

Durkin’s career kicked off with a series of acclaimed short films, including “Mary Last Seen” which explored themes of isolation and paranoia. This short would later form the basis for his feature film debut, Martha Marcy May Marlene, a harrowing portrayal of a young woman struggling to reintegrate into society after escaping a cult. The film was a critical darling, winning awards at Sundance and Cannes, and launching the career of Elizabeth Olsen.

BornDecember 9, 1981
Marital StatusN/A
ParentsFather: N/A, Mother: N/A

Sean Durkin Net Worth and Earnings

Durkin’s exact net worth is not publicly known, we can estimate it to be in the range of $1 million to $5 million as of December 2023. With critically acclaimed films and potential future projects, his earnings are likely to continue growing.

Sean Durkin Earnings from Movies

Martha Marcy May Marlene2011N/A (Independent film, specific financials not available)
The Nest2020N/A (Independent film, specific financials not available)
The Iron Claw2023N/A (Limited release, specific financials not available)

Awards won by Sean Durkin

Sundance Film Festival – Dramatic Directing Award2011Martha Marcy May Marlene
Bodil Award for Best American Film2012Martha Marcy May Marlene
Galway Film Fleadh – Bingham Ray New Talent Award2010Mary Last Seen