Shawn Walsh

Shawn Walsh

Visual Effects Executive Producer + General Manager

As the visual effects executive producer and general manager, Shawn Walsh’s expertise supports Image Engine in many areas, including creative production, client relations, and producing winning bids.

Originating as a 3D character animator in 1996, Shawn brings many years of 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 soon became visual effects executive producer contributing to an impressive roster of credits, including Alien: Ore, Kin, O.I., The Meg, Skyscraper, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Thor: Ragarok, Power Rangers, Logan, Deadpool, Chappie, The Incredible Hulk, District 9, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, White House Down, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more.

His highlights as a visual effects executive producer, include managing Game of Thrones seasons 5-8, for which Image Engine won a 2019 Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Special Visual Effects”. Shawn was also EP for the multi-vendor production of Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium, which won the 2014 Leo Award for ‘Best Visual Effects in a Motion Picture’.

More recently, Shawn’s projects include The Three-Body Problem, Lift, Mandalorian seasons 1-3, Willow, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Fantastic Beasts 1, 2 & 3, The Book of Boba Fett, which won the 2022 Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Season Or A Movie’, Moon Knight, Swan Song, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Project Power, Mulan, Underwater, Lost in Space, Carnival Row, Spiderman: Far From Home, and the list goes on.

Shawn plays an instrumental role in leading new business opportunities in feature films, 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, Lucasfilm, Marvel Entertainment, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Studios, Lionsgate Entertainment, Apple Original Films, and MRC Studios.

Since Image Engine’s merger with Cinesite in 2015, Shawn has also taken on the role of general manager at Image Engine. In total, Shawn has been at Image Engine for over 17 years.

Outside of work, Shawn is an avid cyclist and skier. He gives back to the community as a mentor at Vancouver Film School, a member of the Steering Committee for the Animation & Visual Effects Alliance of BC, and a board member for the Think Tank Training Centre. Previously, Shawn was on the DigiBC Board of Directors.