Based in Brooklyn, Trace Sheehan is the founder and managing director of Boomdozer, Inc., where he has several upcoming projects, including both documentary and narrative features.
On the documentary side, he has recently completed Food Evolution, a nuanced look at the contentious world of GMOs, narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, which he co-wrote and produced alongside Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Scott Hamilton Kennedy.
He is also in production on Smoke, a feature doc that follows Texas’ most influential barbecue family, the Muellers.
On the narrative side, he is producing Neil LaBute’s next thriller, Geography of Hope, and a feature adaptation of Mission Blacklist, the true story of the capture of Saddam Hussein, which he co-wrote with Emmy-winning showrunner, Erik Jendresen.
In addition to features, he is in development on several unscripted series with various production companies, including LeftField Entertainment, Ross Greenburg Productions, Webber Productions and Cowboy Bear Ninja.
Before launching Boomdozer, Sheehan helped to start Preferred Content with Kevin Iwashina and Ross Dinerstein, where he developed and produced several critically acclaimed films including the documentaries, Grace & Mercy and Jiro Dreams of Sushi, and SXSW-hit comedy, Love & Air Sex.
Prior to Preferred, Sheehan was the director of development for Flame Ventures, Tony Krantz’s film and television production company, and Prana Animation Studios, where he did creative development on animated features for Disney, the Jim Henson Company, amongst others.
Sheehan graduated from Duke University with a degree in international business, and has postgraduate degrees from the London School of Economics, the University of Cambridge and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.