VISUAL EFFECTS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER & PARTNER
“Visual effects provide a filmmaker with unique opportunities to go beyond what is possible in-camera and therefore as artists we are positioned at an exciting crossroads in film production.
I look forward to helping our clients achieve their creative vision through our outstanding visual effects work.”
As Visual Effects Executive Producer and Partner, Shawn’s expertise lies in the crucial areas of creative production, maintaining the company’s excellent client relations and producing winning bids.
Originating as a 3D character animator in 1996, Shawn brings many years experience in the visual effects and animation industry, including several years abroad where he honed his skills as a Senior Lighting Technical Director and Compositor at Rhythm and Hues, The Moving Picture Company and ESC Entertainment. During this time his credits include The Matrix: Revolutions; Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; Kingdom of Heaven and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
He joined Image Engine in 2005 and has since built up an impressive roster of credits including The Incredible Hulk; District 9; The Twilight Saga: Eclipse; Immortals and is currently working on Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium as the Visual Effects Producer. A ‘hands on’ producer, he employs his broad creative knowledge to enhance projects throughout their life span at the studio.
Shawn plays an instrumental role in leading new business opportunities in feature film, developing new production methodologies and managing the global marketing of Image Engine's film division. Shawn has had a crucial role in securing projects from a diverse range of clientele including Marvel Entertainment, Warner Bros. Pictures, 20th Century Fox, WingNut Films, Summit Entertainment and Media Rights Capital.
Shawn also dedicates his time to cultivating Vancouver’s emerging VFX talent and regularly passes on his expertise in guest-speaking sessions at the Vancouver Film School.
Visual Effects Society Member
Shawn discusses the Vancouver VFX industry during the 'VX Conversations' at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. Watch here
Shawn participated in a panel discussion on future stereoscopic considerations entitled "VX Conversations – Entertainment Meets VFX-3D" during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. Listen here
Shawn discusses "District 9" and it's connection to The Vancouver Film School. Watch here