Shea E. Butler is an award-winning filmmaker for her short films, “The Trial of Ben Barry,” and “The Waystation,” and for the 2017 seven episode web series, “Trouble Creek.” She also directed a segment of the independent feature film “Brad’s Untitled Restaurant Project” which has been released on Vimeo VOD, and three monologues of the award-winning play, “The Vagina Monologues," for charity in Los Angeles.
Shea's newest project, the seven episode web series “Trouble Creek,” stars Jason Gedrick, Debrah Farentino and Dean Cameron. It can be seen at www.youtube.com/troublecreek. She Executive Produced all seven episodes with the show’s creator, Stacey K. Black, and directed three of the episodes.
In 2016, she was accepted into Ryan Murphy’s Half Foundation Directing Fellowship and completed her Fellowship on the Fox television series “Scream Queens.” And in 2014 Shea was accepted into and completed the Warner Bros. Television Director’s Workshop.
Shea recently received the 2017 Honorary Woman Filmmaker Award from the 2017 Action On Film International Film Festival and shared the 2017 Best Female Filmmaker award for “Trouble Creek” with her Producing partner and fellow director, Stacey K. Black, from the 2017 Hollywood Dreamz International Film Festival. “Trouble Creek” recently won Best Dramatic Web Series at the 2017 Studio City Film Festival and is a Finalist in multiple categories in the International Online Web Fest. Shea’s feature screenplay, “Recoil,” was awarded Best Screenplay – Crime Drama from the 2017 Hollywood Dreamz International Film Festival.
Shea is the co-creator of the comic book “Undercover Cockroach” which was published on Amazon. She has also been a development executive and segment producer for reality TV and a script supervisor for television and film.
Shea has a BA in Literature & an MA in TV & Film, and is a member of the Writers Guild, I.A.T.S.E. 871, Alliance of Women Directors, the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences (Director’s Peer Group) and Film Powered.
She is a certified scuba diver and avid horsewoman and was on a team that won the U.S. National 5 Goal Polo Championship. Born in Cairo, Egypt to American parents living abroad, Shea has traveled extensively throughout the world, her most recent trip being a horseback riding safari through the Okavango Delta in Botswana.
Television by Something In The Water Productions (Drama and Mystery) Producer & Director A small town Sheriff's life is turned upside down, when human remains linked to his dark past, are found in the local park, and the Sheriff's new fiancee finds herself exploring her own dark side when a new family moves to town.
Television (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Miscellaneous Crew This "Closer" spinoff follows cases handled by the Major Crimes division of the LA Police Department. The 7-member team is headed by Capt. Sharon Raydor, whose intellectual smarts combined with a calm, even temperament help a team of experts solve high-profile murder cases. In addition to running the show, Raydor helps guide and protect her teenage charge, a witness in a horrific crime, who finds a safe refuge among members of the major-case squad. Written by writermaia
Television (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew The boundaries between military discipline and human desire are tested on a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic missions. The drama unfolds in the present as well as in flashbacks to a failed mission involving one of the first female pilots in the unit, ultimately uncovering layers of personal and government/military secrets and leading to a season-long plan to rescue a group of MIA soldiers. Written by vhavnal
Film by The Butler Did It Productions (Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi and 2 More) Director/Producer/Writer What happens when you find yourself trapped between heaven and hell? In a barren landscape -- desperate to escape, desperate to survive -- your one lifeline is The Waystation.
Sister Judy and the Delinquents
Television (Short, Drama and Music) Miscellaneous Crew Sister Judy is a rebellious nun who instructs her students in music and the arts as a means to deal with their personal traumas. She is fighting the good fight against the priests and administration who are prep-school-izing the catholic institution where she teaches, which boarders the ghetto and a gentrifying neighborhood. The new money parents want the school board to stop funding the at-risk girls housed in a dilapitated dormitory and make the school exclusively private. Sister Judy is on a mission from God to protect, educate, and give her delinquents a chance.
Television (Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama and 2 More) Miscellaneous Crew Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs is the leader of a team of special agents belonging to the NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) Major Case Response Team. Gibbs, a former Marine, is a tough investigator and a highly skilled interrogator who relies on his gut instinct as much as evidence. Gibbs' second in command is Senior Field Agent Tony DiNozzo, a womanizing, movie-quoting former Baltimore Homicide Detective, who despite being the class clown always gets the job done. The team also consists of probationary field agent Eleanor Bisbop, a former NSA agent, as well as Junior Field Agent Timothy McGee, a computer-savvy agent often mocked by DiNozzo. Assisting them are Abby Sciuto, the energetic-but-Goth lab tech who is like a daughter to Gibbs and is famously quoted as saying "mike hunt won't stop bleeding!!", and Dr. Donald Mallard, nicknamed Ducky, the eccentric medical examiner full of unusual stories. This team of elite agents, based in Washington, D.C., solve criminal cases ... Written by NCIS Lover
Brad's Untitled Restaurant Project
Film (Comedy) Director 'Brad's Untitled...' is a wild comedy that is really 8 films in one. It all takes place in a restaurant in a twenty-minute real time. However, during each section we see the other films in the background. With a rewind and a time stamp, we see how the background of one film becomes the lead of another over 90 minutes. The style is built by using one main camera and a dozen hidden cameras that creates a truly unique tapestry of visual storytelling. It all ties together when the audience learns that one person set all of this up for a very funny, but cruel practical joke. It was shot in 3 days for $15K, using 5 diverse directors and the actors from PAI Training. Written by Anonymous
The Client List
Television (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Riley is a single mother living in a small Texas town and leading a shocking double life. Her secret would send shockwaves through the community and possibly land her in jail if it was ever exposed. Riley's taken a job at a seemingly traditional day spa, but soon realizes that the parlor offers a little more than just massage therapy. It's not the happy ending she was expecting but it does open her eyes to a world she's never seen before. Written by Lifetime
The Trial of Ben Barry
Film by The Butler Did It Productions (Drama and Short) Director/Producer/Writer An estranged son, in and out of prison for twenty years but now a changed man, returns home to help his elderly father confront and face up to the mistakes of his past - including the killing of a voter's rights organizer 35 years earlier - leading to both men's reconciliation, redemption and salvation. Written by Anonymous
Television (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Miscellaneous Crew Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, formerly Atlanta police officer and CIA-trained interrogator, is given the opportunity to run her own division of elite officers of the Los Angeles Police Department. Her unusual procedure for obtaining confessions, blatant disregard for politics, and country accent make her a marked woman. However, with all the bluster and bravado, she still maintains her title, The Closer. Written by Willie Nelson Crane Jr
Film (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew On the day of their Father's 70th birthday party, four siblings come to terms with the publication of a novel written by the youngest sibling, that exposes the family's most intimate secrets. Written by anonymous
Film (Drama and Music) Miscellaneous Crew This rock and roll drama stars, James Brolin, Carlos Bernard, Tessie Santiago, The Marshall Tucker Band, Kurtis Blow, Patty Smyth and the rock and roll sensation from South Africa that lit up the screen on Rockstar Supernova, Dilana. When rock star sensation, Scottie B., falls prey to the demons of fame, she escapes the music scene only to find herself face to face with her destiny once again and even greater challenges when she inherits a little bar that was once owned by a woman with the same spirit and voice of an angel. This exciting rock and roll adventure shot was in the desert of California and the low country of South Carolina. Angel Camouflaged is the journey of SCOTTIE, a rock and roll singer whose struggle with substance abuse causes her music career to implode. Scottie bails on her manager/brother, MORGAN, to hide out in the Mojave Desert. Her peaceful new life is disturbed when Morgan calls and tells her that they inherited a bar in far-off South Carolina. Scottie is ... Written by Michael Givens
Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Nick Anderson, Kevin Daniels, and Tracey Green do everything together. They are the best of friends, and yet they couldn't be more different. Neighbors from adolescence, they finish each other's thoughts and sentences, joys and pains, happiness and tears. Using Nick's house as their own members only clubhouse, they escape into their own world of contentment. Yet the inevitable intrusion of others tests their stability in ways never imagined. Written by Anonymous
Blood Done Sign My Name
Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Tells the true story of the the 1970 murder of Henry Marrow in a rural North Carolina town by Robert Teel and his sons, the aftermath of the murder and the eventual acquittal of the Teels by an all white jury, in spite of multiple eye witnesses to the murder. Written by Turnerjazz
When in Rome
Film (Comedy and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Beth is a hard working career woman whose last relationship says that she puts her work above him so he left her. When he tells her he found another career woman and is willing to stick it out with her and is engaged to her, Beth feels that there is no one for her. And when she goes to Rome to attend her sister's impromptu wedding and after meeting the best man, Nick, she's attracted to him but after seeing him with another woman, she gets drunk and goes into the famed Fountain of Love and takes some coins thrown by people looking for love. When she goes back to New York four men start coming onto her. And Nick keeps calling her asking her out. She later learns that what she did--is a no no. It seems legend says that if you take a coin out of the fountain the person who threw it will fall in love with who took the coin. So she has to find a way to break the curse. And she wonders if Nick, whom she likes, is with her cause he wants to or if he is under the spell. Written by email@example.com
Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew When things get tough for offbeat Carys Reitman, she does what any emotionally isolated, modern girl would do - she goes to strangers' funerals. At one fateful funeral, she unexpectedly meets Tyler, a man mourning his fiancée. Despite the warnings of her undertaker best friend Shane and her roommate Lila, she finds herself connecting to someone for the first time. Searching for answers, Carys goes to see her estranged mother to confront her past. And as she tries to open herself to the risks of love with Tyler, she realizes she may have more to fear than just a broken heart. Written by BME
Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Based in Quantico, Virginia, the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) is a subsection of the FBI. Called in by local police departments to assist in solving crimes of a serial and/or extremely violent nature where the perpetrator is unknown (referred to by the Unit as the unknown subject or unsub for short), the BAU uses the controversial scientific art of profiling to track and apprehend the unsub. Profiling entails coming up with basic characteristics of the unsub and the victims (referred to as the victimology), using evidence from the case and matching that information to historic precedents and psychological analyses as a means to solve the case. Because of the nature of the work conducted by the BAU - the work being time consuming and psychologically demanding - its members are fiercely loyal to the Unit and to its other members. Also because of the work's overall demanding nature, not many members of the BAU have been able to maintain a happy or stable family life. Written by Huggo
Degrassi Goes Hollywood
TV Movie (Comedy, Drama and Music) Miscellaneous Crew The gang travels to Los Angeles, California as they attempt to live out their dreams. While Manny continues to pursue her acting career, Paige manages to acquire a leading role in a Hollywood film directed by Jason Mewes about his high school story and the girl of his dreams, Trixie. Ellie is facing her own troubles. Her dad has come back from Afghanistan, but has Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Ellie is trying to avoid seeing him. The dramatic relationship between Craig and Ellie continues to intensify after years of turbulence. Stüdz - the band composed of Peter, Danny, and Sav - seems to be headed towards their big break. Written by Anonymous
Film (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew In Hollywood, people in need revolve around Dr. Henry Carter, a shrink: Jack, an aging star wants permission to cheat on his wife; Shamus is a director who's a cokehead; Patrick is a high-powered germophobic producer; Jeremy is a young writer looking for a break; Jemma, a high-school student, is skipping school; and Kate is an actress facing her mid-30s. Henry's wife recently died; he's grieving, blaming himself, smoking lots of pot. Henry's friends try an intervention; someone steals a patient's file from Henry; Patrick's assistant, the pregnant Daisy, sees promise in Jeremy's work; and, Jesus, Henry's drug dealer, sells him some potent weed. Can anything good come of this? Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Television (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A spin-off of the Oscar-winning film about racial tensions in Los Angeles.
Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control
Video (Action, Comedy, Romance and Sci-Fi) Miscellaneous Crew Both being national security agencies, the CIA and CONTROL have a sometimes friendly, sometimes not so friendly rivalry. CONTROL may now have the upper hand in the rivalry when Bruce and Lloyd, two of their nerdish inventors working in the gadgets laboratory, are close to perfecting their optical camouflage technology (OCT), aka an invisibility cloak. This is much to the chagrin of their counterparts at the CIA, Bob and Howard. The more personal rivalry between Bruce/Lloyd and Bob/Howard is fostered by their respective bosses, who happen to be competitive twin brothers. Bruce and Lloyd may be in deep trouble when their only prototype of the OCT goes missing. They initially believe that Bob and Howard may have it or worse that it has fallen into the hands on CONTROL's arch enemy, KAOS. But they discover that it was stolen by a beautiful woman named Isabella, working for her country, Maraguay. Bruce and Lloyd, with Bruce's girlfriend and fellow CONTROL technology geek Nina at their side... Written by Huggo
Film (Action, Adventure and Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew American Maxwell Smart works for a Government spy agency in an administrative capacity. When the agency's head office is attacked, the Chief decides to assign Maxwell as a spy and partners him with sexy Agent 99, much to her chagrin. The duo nevertheless set off to combat their attackers by first parachuting off an airplane and landing in Russian territory - followed closely by an over seven feet tall, 400 pound goon, known simply as Dalip. The duo, handicapped by Maxwell's antics, will eventually have their identities compromised, and may be chalked up as casualties, while back in America their attackers have already planted a bomb that is set-up to explode in a concert. Written by rAjOo (email@example.com)
Television (Drama, Family and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Wildfire is the story of what happens when Kris Furillo, willful daughter of a lousy mother, who took a bad start in life landing her in jail, gets parole because Pablo Betart, an excellent foreman who also had a juvenile record, gets her a job on the horse ranch of the Ritter family, where she proves her worth working with horses, especially Wildfire, but still wrestles with her past and upsets the social dynamics there, not in the least because of her appeal on the owners' teenage boys, Jean Ritter's son Matt and Ken Davis' son Kenny 'Junior' Davis. Written by KGF Vissers
Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew Housewife and mother Allison DuBois uses her psychic visions about dead people and the violence surrounding them to work as a part-time consultant with the local district attorney's office. Her husband, Joe, a science engineer, goes from being a skeptic to a bemused believer as Allison's gifts help solve crimes across the country. Written by Jwelch5742
The Third Nail
Film (Crime and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A young man is sentenced to life in prison for killing two children, a crime he didn't commit. DNA evidence sets him free, but there is no hiding from the prison gang that wants him dead. When his own daughter is abducted and apparently murdered, he seeks revenge. How far will he go and is it ever too late for redemption? Written by Anonymous
Fist of the Warrior
Film (Action, Crime, Drama, Romance and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew Lee Choe, a top-notch assassin, works for the mob. When the mob turns on him and kills his girlfriend, Lee seeks his revenge on the man who ordered the hit, John Lowe. Lowe turns to shady cop Craig Barnes, forcing him to hunt down the assassin. Written by Anonymous
Television (Action, Drama, Thriller and War) Miscellaneous Crew Hour long show which looks at the life of American super-secret operators.
Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas
Film (Comedy and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew When his journal of bright ideas is stolen, college freshman Bickford Schmeckler (Fugit) has to blanket the campus in order to locate it.
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TV Movie (Thriller and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A warm hand, a soft noise, a strange voice - Diana Scott relies on these cues to navigate through life - she's blind. When she becomes the victim of a brutal attack, she's confident she can identify her assailant. Brought to trial by overwhelming circumstantial evidence, Diana testifies against suspect Malcolm Humphries. Despite his pleas of innocence, Malcolm is sent to prison. It would be a classic case of a victim finding justice, if it weren't for one thing -- she was wrong. In prison, Malcolm hears about fellow inmate Anthony Davis, who brags about raping a blind woman and getting away with it. Soon, a DNA test proves Malcolm's innocence and he's immediately released. Diana arranges to meet Malcolm and apologize, but her ordeal is far from over. Anthony has escaped from prison to seek revenge. Will she be a tragic victim or can her wits and courage save her this time? Written by Anonymous
Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew After three weeks of chatting with the thirty-two year old photographer Jeff Kohlver over the Internet, fourteen year old Hayley Stark meets him in the Nighthawks coffee shop. Hayley flirts with him in spite of the age difference and proposes to go to his house. Once there, she prepares a screwdriver for them and Jeff passes out. When he awakes, he is tied up to a chair, and Hayley accuses him of pedophilia. Jeff denies the accusation, and Hayley begins to torture him in a cat and mouse game. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Film (Short and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Set in medieval Scandinavia. Berserker is the story of a Viking boy with aspirations to become a fishing boat captain who is thrust down the path to become a Berserker, the most feared of Viking warriors.
Film (Biography, Crime, Drama and History) Miscellaneous Crew Famed writer Truman Capote, southern born and bred but now part of the New York City social circle, is growing weary of his current assignment of writing autobiographical type pieces for the New Yorker. After reading a newspaper article about the just occurred November 14, 1959 cold blooded murders of the Clutter family in their rural Kansas home, Truman feels compelled to write about that event as his next article. So he and his personal assistant Nelle Harper Lee, also a southern born New Yorker and an aspiring writer of her own, head to Kansas to research the story first-hand. Truman hopes to use his celebrity status to gain access to whomever he needs, such as to Laura Kinney, a friend of the Clutter daughter she who discovered the bodies, and to Alvin Dewey, the lead police investigator and also a Clutter family friend. If his celebrity doesn't work, Truman will grease the wheels by whatever means necessary. When the police eventually charge suspects, two young men named Dick ... Written by Huggo
McBride: Anybody Here Murder Marty?
TV Movie (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Miscellaneous Crew Tracy is an aspiring singer who breaks up with Joe, her longtime boyfriend, on a popular TV show, but when the show's TV host is found murdered, all fingers point straight to Joe. McBride must now take charge and clear Joe's name.
McBride: Tune in for Murder
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Film (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Families in an idyllic suburban neighborhood are taunted by a mysterious doctor who moves in to town and spins a web of psychological chaos that changes their lives forever.
Jake in Progress
Television (Comedy and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew John Stamos plays a New York publicist (Jake Phillips) to the famous in this romantic comedy. He tries to change his womanising ways when he meets Kylie Clarke (played by Madchen Amick).
Video (Horror) Miscellaneous Crew Cryptozoologist Doctor Peña ('Giancarlo Esposito') traps the legendary Chupacabra on a remote Caribbean Island to make his name in the scientific community. When he smuggles it aboard the cruise ship Regent Queen, commanded by Captain Randolph, (John Rhys-Davies), the monster breaks out of the cargo hold and makes a smorgasbord out of the passengers and crew. Navy SEALs are called in to evacuate the ship and battle the monster, but it ultimately comes down to Captain Randolph, his daughter Jenny (Chelan Simmons), and Federal Marshall Lance Thompson ('Dylan Neal') to save the day. Written by Steve Jankowski & John Shepphird
Film (Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew In New York, the drug-addicted Syd is consumed by drink and drugs - missing his girlfriend London, who broke up with him six months ago after a two-year relationship. When Syd finds that London's friends throw a going away party for her, he decides to go to the party without an invitation. But first he meets the banker and drug-dealer, Bateman, in a bar to buy coke, and he invites his new acquaintance to go to the party with him. While locked in the bathroom with Bateman snorting coke and drinking booze, Syd recalls moments of his relationship with London, inclusive that he had never said "I love you" to his girlfriend despite her countless requests. Bateman also "open his heart" under the influence of cocaine and tells his impotence problem to Syd; in the end he convinces Syd to talk to London. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
McBride: The Doctor Is Out... Really Out
TV Movie (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Miscellaneous Crew McBride agrees to give his accountant a hand in a bitter custody battle but when the man is accused of murdering his therapist, everything changes.
Soccer Dog: European Cup
Film (Comedy, Family and Sport) Miscellaneous Crew HE'S GOT THE WORLD BY THE TAIL. Imagine a mutt who can outplay Beckham on the field while turning ateam of laughable misfits into a lean mean fighting machine. This pooch has got the international soccer scene by the tail.
Television (Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew A young gay couple must overcome dark, mystical forces conspiring against them, starting with a vengeful 19th century witch and her cheating warlock fiance.
Ali: An American Hero
TV Movie (Biography, Drama and Sport) Miscellaneous Crew Interprets Cassius Clay's life, his Muslim transformation into Muhammad Ali and his 1974 fight with George Foreman for the heavyweight championship.
Television (Drama) Writer Nick McCarren and Jack Rado work far from the glamorous area of Los Angeles, donning oddball outfits working undercover. The headquarters in the seedy area is a business run by out George Grinsky, and they report to Captain Wes Biddle.
Hart to Hart
Television (Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery and 1 More) Writer Jonathan Hart was a self-made millionaire--the CEO of Hart Industries, a global conglomerate. His gorgeous wife Jennifer was a freelance journalist. They were both amateur sleuths, and in every episode found themselves up to their eyeballs in murder, smuggling, theft and international espionage. They also managed to find time to snuggle together, as they loved each other very much. Max was their loyal, gravelly-voiced butler, cook & chauffeur, and Freeway their pet canine. Written by Marty McKee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Love Boat
Television (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Writer Love is in the air...Well, not only in the air but also in the sea! Passengers who search for romantic nights aboard a beautiful ship traveling to tropical or mysterious countries, decide to pass their vacation aboard the "Love Boat" where Gopher, Dr.Adam, Isaac, Julie and Captain Stubing try their best to please them and sometimes help them fall in love. Things are not always so easy but in the end love wins and everybody leaves the dreamboat satisfied... Written by Xenophon Tsakanikas <email@example.com>
Television (Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew The series follows Sookie Stackhouse, a barmaid living in Louisiana who can read people's minds, and how her life is turned upside down when the Vampire Bill, walks into her place of employment two years after vampires 'came out of the coffin' on national television. Written by Tommy Stewart
Television (Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew After the entire world's population blacks out for approximately 2 minutes and 17 seconds, which in effect causes the entire world to see a glimpse of life 6 months into the future, an elite FBI task force is formed to investigate who/what caused the global blackout, whether the events foreseen were simply flashes or true events of what's to come, and whether or not it could possibly happen again... Written by Anonymous
My Own Worst Enemy
Television (Action, Drama and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Henry Spivey, an efficiency expert, lives a typical suburban life, right down to the wife, two kids, dog, and minivan. In contrast, Edward Albright is a lethal, multilingual operative. It would seem the two men have nothing in common -- except for the fact that they inhabit the same body. When each personality finds himself out of his element, things go awry. Written by Anonymous
Studio City International Film Festival - Best Dramatic Web Series - Trouble Creek
Hollywood Dreamz International Film Festival - "Recoil" - Best Crime Drama Feature Screenplay
Action On Film International Film Festival - Honorary Award - 2017 Woman Filmmakers
Action On Film International Film Festival - Honorary Award - Best Female Filmmaker