Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Trace Sheehan is the founder and CEO of Boomdozer, Inc., a production company based in Brooklyn. Boomdozer develops and produces a wide range of television, film, and documentary content. The company currently has films and series in development, production and distribution with a wide range of partners, from theatrical distributors to cable and digital networks.
Recent successes have been critical praise for the Neil deGrasse Tyson-narrated documentary, Food Evolution, a deep-dive into the contentious world of GMOs which the LA Times called “(a) calm, careful, potentially revolutionary, iconoclastic documentary on a hot-button topic.” Sheehan co-wrote and produced the film with Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Scott Hamilton Kennedy, currently in theaters and set to premiere online this fall on Hulu.
On the television side, Boomdozer has partnered with Leftfield Pictures, Michael Bay and his company, Platinum Dunes, to produce the never-before-told, true story behind the capture of Saddam Hussein for the upcoming 15th anniversary of that historic event. And amongst other projects, Boomdozer is also in development on a barbecue docuseries with Paul Wight, aka The Big Show from the WWE.
Before launching Boomdozer, Sheehan co-founded the production company, Preferred Content, responsible for critically acclaimed docs including Jiro Dreams of Sushi and Grace & Mercy.
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. He is a member of the PGA & NPACT.