Shannon Shea, a native New Orleanian educated at The California Institute of the Arts has enjoyed a 30-year tenure designing, constructing, and performing animatronic creatures and characters for Motion Pictures and Television as both an artist and an administrator. He has had the pleasure of contributing to such diverse films as Predator, Dances With Wolves, Terminator 2, Jurassic Park, Spy Kids, The Chronicles of Narnia, Drag Me To Hell and Men In Black 3. In 2013 he launched his movie producing career with the psychological horror film, Scream at the Devil.
Not limited to the confines of Motion Pictures, he paints (having been shown in New York, North Carolina, and Los Angeles), sculpts and writes short stories. He has appeared on Los Angeles stages in productions of Stage Door, The Middle Ages, and Rude Carol. He has authored a successful blog about his motion picture experiences , which will be turned into an ebook series this summer. He is a contributing writer at Makeup Artist magazine and has written produced stage shows and motion picture scripts. Recently, he was tapped by the Stan Winston School of Character Design to be one of their instructors for a lecture series entitled Garage Monsters and has since gone onto teaching live industry webinars about the business of Creature Effects. Through the school, Shannon has also conducted on-camera interviews and helped develop educational outreach programs to prepare the next generation of artists.
With the creative success of Scream at the Devil, Shannon's latest project is a feature film he is co-producing with actor, Ernie Hudson, entitled Mr.Beebee about children disappearing after interacting with the same imaginary friend.
When not participating on Hollywood projects, he enjoys producing, writing, and directing his own short films including Hotel Superman, Blind Passion, and his Internet series Phantom Harbor (). Shannon lives in Los Angeles with his wife and creative partner, Tracy, an Operatic Soprano and novelist and their daughter, Molly, who is a graduate of the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago.