As Visual Effects Executive Producer, 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.
Shawn joined Image Engine in 2005 and contributed to The Incredible Hulk, District 9, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, White House Down, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In 2012/2013, he managed the multi-vendor production of Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium as the Visual Effects Producer for the production. Since then, Shawn has built up an impressive roster of credits including Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, The Book of Boba Fett, Swan Song, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, The Mandalorian: Season 1 & 2, Project Power, Mulan, Underwater, Lost in Space, Carnival Row, Spiderman: Far From Home, Game of Thrones, Alien: Ore, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Kin, O.I., The Meg, Skyscraper, and many more.
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. Shawn has had a crucial role in securing projects from a diverse range of clientele including Netflix, HBO, Amazon, Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel Entertainment, Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Studios, Lionsgate Entertainment, and MRC Studios.
Since Image Engine’s merger with Cinesite, Shawn has taken on the role of General Manager of Image Engine. Shawn is a member of the Steering Committee for the Animation & Visual Effects Alliance of BC.