Sean Covel is a Film and Television Producer who grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Covel’s credits include Beneath for Paramount Pictures, The 12 Dogs of Christmas directed by Academy Award Winner, Keith Merrill, and the iconic independent film, Napoleon Dynamite. Together, Covel’s films have won multiple awards, generated over one-quarter-billion dollars in revenue internationally, and gotten nerds prom dates across the globe. He very much wishes that would’ve been the case when he was in high school.
Covel is also a best-selling children’s book author. His recent book series, Porter the Hoarder, has been developed into an interactive reading initiative for elementary-aged kids.
With the help of the United Way, over 60,000 copies of the book are given free of charge to 1st-grade students, teachers, and libraries each year. The books are accompanied by a reading program designed to create parent engagement at home and boost grade-level reading successes.
Covel's latest book, Marlon McDoogle's Magical Night, is a Christmas adventure set on a magical train that explores the importance of family and the power of self-actualization. The book has garnered many awards in categories ranging from Action/Adventure to Inspirational Fiction and several awards for the gripping Illustrations.
Covel holds a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, where he guest lectures each spring.
Covel enjoys traveling, writing children's books, and lecturing at universities and film festivals internationally, but he hangs his nunchucks in Deadwood, SD.