Hello. Having been around movies (theaters) since I was a kid via my dad and grandfather running movie houses, I never realized this passion (for film) was in me.
It wasn't until 2011 in September that I got a chance to speak with Bill Cosby on a call in radio show and during that talk, he gave me three tools to make my first film. Mind you I've had no training, never even grabbed a camera, but I took what he said:
1. Write something you know about.
2. Write something you wanna be in.
3. When you get your actors, let them be themselves.
I took that, wrote a script and made my first ever work, which by the way (thank God) found a home and got distributed July 7 2015.
Since making that film I've worked with a few of my movie favorites; Vivica A. Fox, Miguel A. Nunez Jr and Tommy " Tiny" Lister, and have been blessed to get the opportunity to start my new television network on Comcast in the Bay Area in 2016 www.myblacktv.com.
That's a little about me, I hope you find me interesting ...... If not, come find me so you can.
Name: M. Shawn Cunningham
Lives in: Oakland, California
Occupation: Director, Editor, Filmmaker, Producer, Script Supervisor and Sound Editor