Sean McNamara

Sean McNamara

Highest Rated: 71% Race to Space (2001)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: May 9, 1962

Birthplace: Burbank, California, USA

For decades, Sean McNamara has been developing programming for the preteen market, and, by the end of the 2000s, his résumé included dozens of directing and producing credits. Much of his early work was in television, with a big boost coming from the mid-1990s superhero series "The Secret World of Alex Mack." After producing and directing several episodes of the show, which was aimed at young viewers, he closed out the decade with movies for a similar audience, most notably the action flick "3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain." Having found his niche, subsequent years brought a barrage of preteen and family-friendly television work. He directed episodes of the comedy "That's So Raven" and the surf drama "Beyond the Break," but these were dwarfed by his executive producing credits, which included numerous scripted series, as well as video sequels to films such as "Legally Blonde" and "Bring It On." At certain times during his career, McNamara wore all three hats of director, producer, and writer; those projects included "Beyond the Break" (which he also co-created), and the comedy show "Even Stevens," which aired from the late '90s to early '00s and starred a young Shia LaBeouf. Amidst all this, he found time to direct the musical romance "Raise Your Voice" and the toy-based live-action feature "Bratz," and expanded his audience with 2011's "Soul Surfer," an emotional drama about a young shark-attack survivor.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet On a Wing and a Prayer Director - 2022
No Score Yet 47% The King's Daughter Director,
Producer
- 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet On a Wing and a Prayer Director - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Evie Rose Producer - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday Director - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister Swap: Christmas in the City Director - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet JL Family Ranch: The Wedding Gift Director,
Executive Producer
- 2020
No Score Yet 57% Aliens Stole My Body Director - 2020
11% 22% Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite! Director,
Executive Producer
- 2020
58% 80% Mighty Oak Director - 2020
No Score Yet 14% Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy Director - 2019
No Score Yet 64% Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa Director - 2018
No Score Yet 71% Orphan Horse Director,
Executive Producer
- 2018
52% 83% The Miracle Season Director $10.2M 2018
No Score Yet 50% Aliens Ate My Homework Plink (Character),
Director,
Executive Producer
- 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Miracle Season Director - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pretty Outrageous Executive Producer - 2017
No Score Yet 40% The Swap Executive Producer - 2016
No Score Yet 29% Love in Paradise Director - 2016
No Score Yet 41% Just in Time for Christmas Director,
Producer
- 2015
No Score Yet 63% Hoovey Director,
Producer
- 2015
56% 82% Spare Parts Director,
Executive Producer
$3.6M 2015
No Score Yet 60% Baby Geniuses and the Space Baby Director,
Executive Producer
- 2014
40% 50% Field of Lost Shoes Director - 2014
No Score Yet 29% Baby Geniuses and the Treasures of Egypt Director - 2013
No Score Yet 38% Robosapien: Rebooted Captain Dylan Patrick (Character),
Director
- 2013
No Score Yet 33% Space Warriors Director,
Screenwriter
- 2013
No Score Yet 38% Baby Genius 3: Baby Squad Investigators Director - 2012
No Score Yet 52% The Suite Life Movie Director - 2011
45% 75% Soul Surfer Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$43.9M 2011
No Score Yet 64% Bring It On: Fight to the Finish Producer - 2009
17% 18% Into the Blue 2: The Reef Producer - 2009
10% 46% Bratz Director $10.0M 2007
No Score Yet 76% Bratz Kidz Sleep-Over Adventure Director - 2007
No Score Yet 64% The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold Director - 2006
15% 71% Raise Your Voice Director $10.4M 2004
40% 52% The Even Stevens Movie Director,
Executive Producer
- 2003
71% 37% Race to Space Director,
Producer
- 2001
No Score Yet 50% P.U.N.K.S. Director - 1999
No Score Yet 43% Treehouse Hostage Director - 1999
No Score Yet 45% Wild Grizzly Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1999
17% 46% Casper Meets Wendy Director - 1998
0% 29% 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain Director,
Screenwriter
$308.1K 1998
0% 42% Casper: A Spirited Beginning Director - 1997
No Score Yet 40% The Adventures of Galgameth King Henryk (Character),
Director
- 1995

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lab Rats Director 2012
No Score Yet 100% That's So Raven Executive Producer 2003-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just for Kicks Executive Producer 2006