I'm a creative instigator. I eat creativity for breakfast, breathe production, and thrive with teams.
Shawn studied broadcasting, film, TV, and theatre at the prestigious College-Conservatory of Music and is currently working toward an MFA in Screenwriting from the David Lynch School of Cinematic Arts at the Maharishi International University. He is a certified copywriter by the American Writers and Artists, Inc. (AWAI) and holds certifications from the American Marketing Association. He teaches courses in old-time radio, playwriting, and film studies at Miami University, Oxford. He has worked professionally as a comedian, voice-over actor, copywriter, producer, stage director, and screenwriter.
As one professional has stated, Shawn has a demonstrated history to "create wonderful images in both the imagination and the final product."
Boxes Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama An ashamed teen girl struggles to hide her family's homelessness from friends and schoolmates.
Cincinnati Radio Actors Theatre
Radio by Director Co-Founder Keeping the art of radio theatre alive for future generations.
Film (short) by Shawn Maus Writer/Director Mark Twain's classic shot using iPhone and stock footage.
Internet by Piñata Pictures Creator/Producer Welcome to life number 26 – Aracheli’s last chance in the not-so-warrior like Jamie Watson. High schooler Jamie is consumed with doubt and self-destruction. Her brother, Gabriel, fights to hide Jamie’s destiny and the Seekers are determined to do anything to reveal it. The stakes are high and it’s a now or never thing. Jamie must save humanity or perish with them.
Living Under Linda's Desk
Film (short) (Comedy) Producer/Second Unit Director No mortgage. No housework. No carbon-footprint.
Finalist Stage 32 Family-friendly Screenwriting Cintest
Quarter finalist Chicago Screenplay Awards (TV Pilot)
Semi-finalist Screencraft Drama Feature Screenplay Awards
Award of Excellence - Corporate and Community Marketing (Iowa Motion Picture Awards)
Award of Excellence in Marketing - Ohio School Public Relations Society