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Cause+Effect Appoints Sean Patrick Kelly to Head of Production

Cause + Effect, 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Sean advances to this role from supervising producer

Cause+Effect Appoints Sean Patrick Kelly to Head of Production

Sean Patrick Kelly has been named Head of Production at Cause and Effect, according to partner and Executive Producer Jason Zemlicka. 

As Head of Production, Sean will oversee the production of all live-action ad campaigns, continue to build client and agency relations and write and direct creative projects. Sean advances to this role from supervising producer, a position he’s held since 2014. He was integral to the production of over 100 commercials and campaigns for clients such as MTV, Nickelodeon, IFC, Hulu, and NBC. Sean will continue to report directly to Jason Zemlicka and Partner/ Executive Creative Director Jamie Hubbard. 

Zemlicka says, “Sean’s strategic leadership, collaborative spirit and extensive production experience make him especially qualified to lead this department. His proven track-record in tackling production challenges and his contributions to C+E’s body of work, as a producer and creative, make him a valuable asset to our team.”  

 “Sean’s directing experience means that when he's producing he understands what the director needs to get the job done and fights hard to make it happen,” adds Jamie Hubbard. 

Kelly joined Cause and Effect in 2012 as a line producer, having previously worked as producer and production manager for a variety of studios including Good Great Grand and Bunker.  With a background in producing, writing, and directing live-action, commercials, and branded-content, Sean has received top industry accolades such as a Clio’s Sports Gold, Promax Gold, Silver Cannes Lion, and an honorary Webby. 

Sean is one half of directing duo Sean&Steve, a creative partnership he shares with Steve Figueiredo, also a producer at C+E. The team write and direct narrative comedy projects and digital shorts. Most recently, they directed C+E’s digital campaigns for Hulu and Johnson & Johnson, as well as a national brand tie-in for IFC and Geico.

Genre: People