Shaun Peter Cunningham

Shaun Peter Cunningham

Picto Films
Producer, Screenwriter and Actor

Dallas, Texas

Member Since:
January 2012
Last online:
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About Shaun

SAG-e actor, award-winning screenwriter, independent filmmaker and all-round vulnerable creative.

Screenplays, Accolades and Nice Things People Have Said Without Being Paid:

QUEST (TV Drama)

Everybody’s Looking for Something

WINNER: 2013 Hollywood Screenplay Award; Category of Best Television Drama


Promo Video:


Status: Available for option/sale

“QUEST has earned special distinction as among the very best of the best."
-John Vincent, Executive Director, Hollywood Screenplay Competition

"The conflict between the Scotts and the Sullivans is natural, heartbreaking and relatable. The stakes for the Scott family are high at every turn."
-The Black List

"QUEST, grabs and doesn't let go. Well-crafted characters pull you into the story with a vengeance"
- Ken Farmer, Screenwriter, Actor, Director, Amazon Top 10 Author

"A HEART-GRABBING, contemporary, family story with TWISTS AND TURNS that keep the audience fully engaged through to its surprising, redemptive end."
-Dr. Diane Howard, Former Film & Performance Studies Professor at the
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor


STRANGER (feature, thriller)

If You’re Not Looking After Your Child, Someone Else Might.


Status: In Development (under option)


THE NOTE (short, thriller)

What Kind of Man Can a Few Words Make?

Official Selection, 2012 American Independent Film Festival, L.A., CA

Official Selection, 2012 DTFF, Tyler, TX

Official Selection, 2012 GRNRFF, Glen Rose, TX

Nominated: Best Actor; Best Screenplay



Status: Released


PEDDLER (feature, thriller)

Everyone Has a Price. Even You



Status: In Development


OF THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS (feature, thriller)
Status: In Development

From IndieFilm Interview (8/13)
"Whether he’s working as an actor, a producer, a filmmaker or a writer, for Shaun, at the heart of each is story.

Shaun says he’s been telling stories since he told his 2nd grade teacher that Lee Majors was his dad. “He was my hero at the time,” jokes Shaun. Lee Majors played Steve Austin in the 1970’s hit TV series, “The Six Million Dollar Man”, the staple of every young boy’s weekly TV schedule.

“The opening sequence still makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up,” says Shaun who attributes the sequence for instilling the storytelling bug within him. “I was about 7-years-old when I started watching it and I totally believed the opening sequence was a true story,” he said. "When I found out it was a work of fiction and Steve Austin had blood rather than wires in his veins, I suddenly grasped the power of story.”



  • Stranger (Pre-Production)

    Stranger (Pre-Production) (2014)
    Film by Picto Films Support

  • A Working Theory

    A Working Theory (2014)
    Film by Steve Chaney Lead

  • Between The Strings

    Between The Strings (2013)
    Film (short) by Undertone Films Lead

  • Dead Farm

    Dead Farm (2012)
    Film (short) by Jared Cline Lead

  • The Note

    The Note (2012)
    Film (short) by Picto Films Producer, Screenwriter, Lead

  • Case 139

    Case 139 (2012)
    Film (short) by Jared Cline Lead

  • Fear is The Mind Killer

    Fear is The Mind Killer (2011)
    Film (short) by David L Corston Support

  • Age of Innocence

    Age of Innocence (2011)
    Film (short) by Stephen Alexander Support

  • Lucky Charm

    Lucky Charm (2011)
    Film (short) by Doug Detwiler Support

  • Late

    Late (2011)
    Industrial by Alvin Bonner Lead


  • Winner, Best Television Drama (2013 Hollywood Screenplay Award for QUEST)

  • Nominee: Best Screenplay (2013 American Independent Film Festival for THE NOTE)

  • Nominee: Best Actor (2013 American Independent Film Festival for THE NOTE)

  • DFA Cinematography Winner - Best Short Film: Case 139

  • DFA Cinematography Runner up - Best Short Film: Dead Farm


  • PAG (Professional Actor Grup), Ken Famer

  • Beaufort Performing Arts Center, Tameside College, UK

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