Shawn Flanagan

Shawn Flanagan

Almaden Films
Director, Editor, Producer and Screenwriter

San Jose, California

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June 2013
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About Shawn

Shawn Flanagan has been producing feature films and shorts for over twenty years. After a one day stint working as an extra on the film THE RIGHT STUFF, Flanagan began studying film and acting at De Anza College in Cupertino, CA. He soon found himself working with Sean Donahue and Patrick G. Donahue (KILL SQUAD) of Bottom Line Studios. There he co-wrote, managed production, and co starred in four feature films starring Sean Donahue, Richard Lynch, Erik Estrada, Frank Stallone, Patrick G. Donahue and Ted Markland, all distributed through Artist View Entertainment.

In 1997 Flanagan formed Almaden Films where he wrote, produced and directed twelve films, four of which premiered at the San Jose Cinequest film festival. In 2001 Flanagan won the Low Budget Genius Award for his work on THE FRIGGIN' MAFIA MOVIE starring Richard Lynch, at the Silver Street film festival. In 2014 Flanagan co produced, directed and edited a pilot reality show THE RIDGEWAYS. November 2017 Flanagan was nominated in two categories at the US Hollywood International Golden Film Awards for Outstanding Producer and Outstanding Director for his work on JIMMY KENDRICK, a film he co wrote, co produced, shot, directed and edited. 

Credits

  • Killing Eva Braun

    Killing Eva Braun (2014)
    Video by Michael Andres (Drama, History, Mystery and Sci-Fi) Actor Mein Kampf's powerful influence on a modern American woman affects her mental perception of herself to the point that she assumes the personage of Hitler's mistress Eva Braun, and is targeted for espousing his views of German nationalism by a domestic U.S. intelligence agency. Written by Black Dove Entertainment

  • Father Son Holy Ghost

    Father Son Holy Ghost (2014)
    Film by Michael Andres (Drama) Actor A family saga of Mexican fathers becoming Mexican-Americans--becoming Americans.

  • Layla Live or Die

    Layla Live or Die (2014)
    Film by Michael Andres (Drama) Actor LAYLA: LIVE OR DIE is a drama based on the realities faced when immigrants come to America. This film showcases a young Middle Eastern woman's struggle to find acceptance and her place in America. Layla (Nazanine Mousavi), a Middle Eastern immigrant, arrives in America to marry her fiancé, but chooses freedom over a potentially abusive, arranged marriage. Bravely, completely on her own, she finds work as a nightclub dancer in a seedy part of town and is soon befriended by good cop (Peter Burke) and his not-so-good partner (Shawn Flanagan). Layla seeks a new world identity rather than accepting a prearranged role proscribed for her by her male-dominated homeland. Arriving in America, Layla must adapt to the gender roles currently evolving as America goes through a reshaping of roles. The tight cultural roles of a traditional society are played off against more open and confusing roles of American society. Layla, being caught in the middle, eventually seeks her own cultural identity. As... Written by Black Dove Entertainment

  • Consequences of Violence

    Consequences of Violence (2012)
    Film (short) by Shawn Flanagan (Crime and Drama) Writer, Producer, Director, Editor When a young man gets out of prison and returns home to a mother's scorn, he rebels and returns to a life of violence. But he made the mistake of a lifetime when he failed to consider, The Consequences of Violence.

  • Screwballs

    Screwballs (2011)
    Film (short) by James Maher (Comedy) Writer, Producer, Director By order of the courts a group of 'Screwball' misfits attend a weekend rehab to work on their personal addiction. All does not go well.

  • The Gentle

    The Gentle (2010)
    Film (short) by Travis Braz (Drama) Actor, Thanks Maria, a young nurse, must struggle to keep her new-born baby from the hands of Paco, a local drug dealer.

  • Whiskey Slide

    Whiskey Slide (2009)
    Film (short) by Shawn Flanagan (Adventure and Drama) Writer, Producer, Director, Editor In the Depression, a man pans for gold to save his family's home from foreclosure, finding out what his nugget is worth during a bank robbery.

  • The Unwilling

    The Unwilling (2007)
    Film by Shawn Flanagan (Drama) Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor "Hell is not populated by the uninvited. It is the province of the unwilling". Edward Stewart is a stone cold killer at the top of his game. Paid handsomely for his "wet work", he uses real estate sales as a front to wreak fatal vengeance on cheating spouses. A chance encounter with a beautiful single mother soon wears away at the hardened edges of Edward's corrupt world. Jenny's patient influences lead Edward away from his life of murder, but Edward's partner in crime, Freddo Malatesta, proves to be more than Edward has bargained for. When Edward blows off a very important hit, Freddo takes matters into is own hands and sets out to finish the job. Edward faces the bleak truth that he cannot continue to exist in two opposing worlds. He must choose to risk his life or lose the new world that calls to him. Written by Anthony Santucci

  • Wrong Turn

    Wrong Turn (2005)
    Film by Alex Alamul (Drama and Action) Actor Robbery. Murder. Rape. All in a days work for a young psychopath. But his latest hostage isn't exactly an angel either. Blackmailing her neighbor to cure him of cheating on his wife turns out to be not such a good idea. As Martin cuts a bloody swath through the back roads of the San Francisco Bay Area with Jennifer in tow, two S.F. Homicide detectives race the clock trying to save an increasingly desperate Jennifer and stop Martin's escalating carnage. Written by Alex Alamul

  • The Greatest Challenge

    The Greatest Challenge (2004)
    Film (short) by Shawn Flanagan (Drama) Writer, Producer, Director

  • Judgment Call

    Judgment Call (2003)
    Film (short) by Shawn Flanagan (Mystery) Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer

  • Mitr: My Friend

    Mitr: My Friend (2002)
    Film by Revathy (Drama) Actor, Production manager Chidambaram-based Lakshmi gets married to Prithvi and re-locates to live with him in San Francisco, U.S.A.. Even though he is employed, he makes time for her and they soon become parents of a girl, Divya. Not willing to entrust her to strangers for Day Care nor baby-sitting, she undertakes to look Divya on her own, while Prithvi opens his own business and begins to neglect her. When Divya starts attending high school and befriending males, Lakshmi objects, leading to the former moving out, with Prithvi blaming his wife for these turn of events. It will not be too long before Divya finds out that her mother may be having an affair with their neighbor, Steve; while Lakshmi suspects Prithvi is involved with his employee, Pam. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

  • Cop Zone

    Cop Zone (2002)
    Film (short) by Shawn Flanagan (Thriller) Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer Officer John Halloway arrives home on his 45th birthday, only to find no surprise birthday guests waiting for him... See full synopsis »

  • The Friggin' Mafia Movie

    The Friggin' Mafia Movie (2001)
    Film by Shawn Flanagan (Comedy) Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer Vance Gordon is a director making a mafia movie, despite setbacks like quitting actors, a cinematographer who has not read the script and a crew member thinking he would be better in the director's chair. Oh, did we mention that the craft services dude, Chicago, ends up playing the lead? But his role is perhaps short-lived unless he can save the film crew, who has been taken hostage by Hollywood superstar Richard Lynch. Can Chicago save the day? Perhaps, if he does what any good actor does. He must improvise. Written by Al Owens

  • Kidschool

    Kidschool (2001)
    Film (short) by Max Knies (Drama) Actor, Production manager A young man's search for understanding leads to abduction and tragedy.

  • Obstacles

    Obstacles (2000)
    Film by Hunter McCann (Crime, Drama, Action and Comedy) Actor, Stunts this film is not working today I don't know whyand I would like to know

  • The Pedestrian

    The Pedestrian (2000)
    Film (short) by Brian Sharp Actor Gubston Rundelcake, a bumbling appliance salesman, thought his day would be like any other. Along a deserted highway Gubston's day goes horribly wrong when his car careens into a mysterious Pedestrian. Suddenly his world is turned upside down when his haphazard attempt to cover up his crime becomes a fight to stay alive in the bizarre town of Blaton. Written by Jeremy morrison

  • Boneshakers

    Boneshakers (1999)
    Video by Shawn Flanagan (Action) Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Editor, Stunts Nathon is a leader of a group of SF City Bicycle messengers who discovers a plot by a criminal syndicate to kidnap street people to harvest their organs for sale on the black market. He must ultimately face off with Mafia killer Nico to save his girlfriend from a similar fate. Written by anonymous

  • The Bald Witch Project

    The Bald Witch Project (1999)
    Video by Shawn Flanagan Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer

  • Shattered Dreams

    Shattered Dreams (1998)
    Film by Sean P. Donahue (Action and Drama) Actor, Producer A tale of a man (Donahue) wronged by the criminal justice system, and a detective (Estrada) determined to find the truth.

  • Homegrown

    Homegrown (1998)
    Film by Stephen Gyllenhaal (Comedy, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Transportation department Life is good for Jack, Carter and Harlan, three inept ne'r-do-wells who help run master dope-grower Malcoms flourishing marijuana plantation somewhere in northern California. But then Malcom is suddenly bumped off by a mysterious assailant, after a moment of panic, the naive trio decide to take over the business themselves. However, their lazy days on the dope farm have ill prepared them for the high-stakes game of finding buyers for millions of dollars of contraband. As they plunge into a shadowy new world of duplicity, double-dealing and danger, they soon find that they have gotten in way, way over their heads. But driven on by increasing greed and paranoia, it's too late to back out. Written by Eva Tauzer <eva@mte.hupe.hu>

  • Ground Rules

    Ground Rules (1997)
    Film by Patrick G. Donahue (Action) Actor, Production manager "Battle Ball," high-powered motorcross teams equipped with metal claws, protective armor, and a caged car which is used as the moving goal--has risen in prominence to become San Francisco's most coveted underground gambling sport. Written by Patrick Donahue <bottln@mindspring.com>

  • Dancing on Coals

    Dancing on Coals (1997)
    Video by Sean P. Donahue (Crime and Drama) Actor After Vince, a low-life Mafia boss is informed by his accountant that all of his deceased wife's inheritance has been spent, his mother-in-law demands that Nita marry a nice hard-working young man within a week or lose all of her million-dollar inheritance. Written by Anonymous

  • Mad City

    Mad City (1997)
    Film by Costa-Gavras (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actor Sam Baily, upset over losing his job, takes a natural history museum hostage. Max Brackett, journalist, is in the museum when this occurs, and gets the scoop. The story spreads nation wide, and soon it is all anyone talks about. The story itself is the news, not the reason why or the real people behind it. Written by <freckles@vivid.net>

  • Angels in the Outfield

    Angels in the Outfield (1994)
    Film by William Dear (Comedy, Family, Fantasy and Sport) Actor Roger who has lost his mother is living separated from his father. As he and his friend J.P. are one of the biggest fans of the Los Angeles baseball team he has got only two dreams: Living together with a real family and let LA win the championship. As he is praying for these two things to happen some angels show up in order to help him - but he is the only one to see them and believe in them. Fortunately the coach of the baseball team sees his abilities and so LA has a run to the finals... Written by Volker Boehm

  • Eyes of Terror

    Eyes of Terror (1994)
    TV Movie by Sam Pillsbury (Thriller) Actor Dr. Jesse Newman (Barbara Eden) is assigned to treating David (Michael Nouri) a grieving policeman who lost his partner in a shootout. It seems the case is solved, until a lucky coin belonging to David's partner triggers a revealing series of psychic visions for Dr. Newman. The visions not only implicate the killer, but also reveal the sordid habits of San Francisco's business and political elite. Written by Anonymous

  • Roughcut

    Roughcut (1994)
    Video by Sean P. Donahue (Action and Crime) Actor, Writer

  • Parole Violators

    Parole Violators (1994)
    Film by Patrick G. Donahue (Action) Stunts TV show host Miles Long, trades his camera in for a 9mm hand gun when his girlfriends daughter is kidnapped by a parolee that he put behind bars while on the police force.

  • Getting Even with Dad

    Getting Even with Dad (1994)
    Film by Howard Deutch (Comedy, Crime and Family) Actor Ray, an ex-con and widower, is planning a coin heist with two accomplices to help him to buy his own bakery. However, he doesn't expect his son Timmy, who was living with Ray's sister, to show up at the house right in the middle of planning. Timmy is ignored and Ray and his buddies pull off the heist. Timmy gets his father's attention by stealing the coins and hiding them. To get them back, his father must take him to a number of different places and treat him like he enjoys his presence. They grow fond of each other but Timmy won't stay with his dad unless he gives up the coins. Written by <ToMWoo@Aol.com>

  • Sinatra

    Sinatra (1992)
    TV Movie by James Steven Sadwith (Biography and Drama) Actor An extensive biopic of one of the most famous entertainers of the 20th century - Frank Sinatra. The only thing that could engage the public more than his songs and films was his sometimes controversial private life.

  • Sneakers

    Sneakers (1992)
    Film by Phil Alden Robinson (Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery and 1 More) Actor Martin Bishop is the head of a group of experts who specialise in testing security systems. When he is blackmailed by Government agents into stealing a top secret black box, the team find themselves embroiled in a game of danger and intrigue. After they recover the box, they discover that it has the capability to decode all existing encryption systems around the world, and that the agents who hired them didn't work for the Government after all... Written by Graeme Roy <gsr@cbmamiga.demon.co.uk>

  • Kiss Shot

    Kiss Shot (1989)
    TV Movie by Jerry London (Drama) Actor A detached black mother looses her job and though the ability to pay back her credit. She recalls her billiard skills and begins to play for money. Will she be cool enough to be a pro in such a game? Things get worse when she falls in love with an opponent. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

  • Patty Hearst

    Patty Hearst (1988)
    Film by Paul Schrader (Biography and Drama) Actor The true story of a rich girl who was abducted by American revolutionaries in the 1970's. Her time spent with her captors made her question herself and her way of life and she joined forces with the cause that her abductors were fighting for. This created a US scandal and Patty Hearst has become a pop culture fixture. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

  • The King of Love

    The King of Love (1987)
    TV Movie by Anthony Wilkinson (Drama) Actor A publishing empire founder discovers that his rise to power was costly.

  • Survival Game

    Survival Game (1987)
    Film by Herb Freed (Action and Drama) Actor Double-crossed by both the gangsters and the police, Michael must use his martial-arts talent to rescue his girlfriend's dad.

  • The Lost Boys

    The Lost Boys (1987)
    Film by Joel Schumacher (Comedy and Horror) Actor A mother and her two sons move to a small coast town in California. The town is plagued by bikers and some mysterious deaths. The younger boy makes friends with two other boys who claim to be vampire hunters while the older boy is drawn into the gang of bikers by a beautiful girl. The older boy starts sleeping days and staying out all night while the younger boy starts getting into trouble because of his friends' obsession. Written by Zaphod <aaa@scs.leeds.ac.uk>

  • Starman

    Starman (1986)
    Television by John Mason (Sci-Fi) Actor In this series, the alien returns to find and assist the child he fathered fourteen years before on his visit to Earth. When he arrives, he takes on the identity of Paul Forrester, a prize-winning free-lance photographer with a rather wild reputation killed in a helicopter accident. He finds the child (Scott Hayden) and his mother (Jenny) have been separated. Paul convinces Scott to help him to locate Jenny, his friend from his first visit to Earth. Unfortunately, their search is plagued by George Fox, a paranoid government agent who feels Paul and Scott are dangerous and wants to capture, examine, and probably kill them. Written by Jim Brawn <jim_brawn@amuc.mtroyal.ab.ca>

  • The Right Stuff

    The Right Stuff (1983)
    Film by Philip Kaufman (Adventure, Drama and History) Actor Tom Wolfe's book on the history of the U.S. Space program reads like a novel, and the film has that same fictional quality. It covers the breaking of the sound barrier by Chuck Yeager to the Mercury 7 astronauts, showing that no one had a clue how to run a space program or how to select people to be in it. Thrilling, funny, charming and electrifying all at once. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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