Shawn has a very diverse background in film and television. He is originally from Calgary where his passion for visual storytelling began at an early age. His first experimental short film "Sidewalk Dreams" was shot - on the fly - using a hand-cranked Bolex RTF and car headlights to light a frozen downtown alley.
Shortly after graduating from Film School, Shawn wrote, directed and produced the short film "Three Rings". The acclaimed short film was nominated for six Leo awards, including Best Director and Best Short Film, at the
1996 BCMP Awards. From there Shawn went on to write, direct, produce and photograph several music videos for various Vancouver artists – in conjunction with VideoFACT and BravoFACT.
Since then, Shawn has worked primarily as a post - production supervisor and producer for several Vancouver based production companies.
Shawn has also written five spec feature film scripts, most notably, “Birnamwood” and “Light and Shadow”.
Currently, Shawn is busy developing several film and television projects through his new company Birnam Entertainment.