Annex Films

Annex Films
Sean Thonson

Sean Thonson

Sean Thonson

Sean quite literally grew up with a camera in his hands. His father taught graphic design and photography at Humboldt State University, and at a very young age he took advantage of his father's knowledge (and his dark room) to begin a lifelong study of light and composition. Sean's passion led him to a degree from Art Center College of Design and followed by a successful career as a cinematographer and a director. 

He loves telling stories visually, and creating drop-dead gorgeous film. In the last ten years he has directed spots for virtually every prestigious automaker (BMW, Mercedes, Lexus and on and on) as well as a long list of other clients including Dow, Sears and Dove. Extreme sports and an ongoing exploration of the great outdoors are a big part of his lifestyle. Sean's understanding of light and his ability to shoot action in nature have come from a wealth of experience.