Shawn Dawes

Shawn Dawes

IndieScene. / Shinobi Films
Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

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October 2012
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About Shawn

CEO/Co-Founder of IndieScene., an open source directory for indie filmmakers/artists worldwide.
Our mission is "to help communities around the world become more inclusive by providing filmmakers/artists with resources to create and promote their projects."

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon.
Shawn began his career by working in the entertainment industry as a stand-in and featured background for features and made-for-TV movies. In high school, he excelled in Drama and advanced Broadcast & Digital Media.
A graduate of Full Sail University and the Los Angeles Film School, Shawn has worked on several productions ranging from industrials, webisodes, music videos, short films and feature films. Gaining vast physical production experience in almost every department on set; as an assistant director, cinematographer, gaffer, grip/electric, sound mixer, and boom operator.

Notable companies worked for;
Final Draft (Senior Tech/CSR)
NewRule FX (Office Manager)
New York Film Academy (Technical Advisor)
Apple (Inventory Control Specialist/Sales Specialist)
After Dark Films (Marketing & PR)


  • Halloweed

    Halloweed (2016)
    Film (Comedy and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A comedic blend of murder, mystery and marijuana. Trying to escape the infamy of a serial killer father, Trent Modine and his goof-ball stepbrother Joey, both seeking a new start, find refuge in the small town of Mooseheart. Joey, a complete stoner in a town known for its good weed and stories of the Candy Corn Killer, is a disaster waiting to happen. As you can imagine, it doesn't take long before the family name catches up. Trent and Joey must figure out how to sort through a string of cliché murders that so happen starts right as they arrive. Written by Anonymous

  • No Country for Eyed Men

    No Country for Eyed Men (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Nuñez, a young Colombian mountain guide falls into "The Valley of the Blind", a mythical valley where blind men moor. Nunez struggles to live along side of the close-minded and ignorant people of the valley but soon discovers one woman might just be worth it. Written by Ozz Borges

  • Killing Lazarus

    Killing Lazarus (2015)
    Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A Brotherly Bond / Bound for Destruction

  • Here's a Straight Jacket Now Go Swim

    Here's a Straight Jacket Now Go Swim (2015)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department A short-tempered convicted felon hides out in a psychiatric hospital as one of the patients in order to carry out his revenge against his false imprisonment. Written by Anonymous

  • Appetites

    Appetites (2015)
    Film (Horror and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Daisy is the all-American girl next door with a hunger for true love and an appetite for murder. Then one day Daisy meets the man of her dreams, only to discover that his own lust for killing might make her his next victim.

  • Scrubbers

    Scrubbers (2014)
    Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Story about a young ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) patient who calls a prostitute for the last time before he decides to go to the hospital.

  • Ksenia Ruvalskaya

    Ksenia Ruvalskaya (2014)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • First

    First (2014)
    Television (Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • The Brittany Murphy Story

    The Brittany Murphy Story (2014)
    Film (Biography and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A chronicle of Brittany Murphy's rise to fame in the 1990s, her struggles with self-esteem, and her tragic early death.

  • P-51 Dragon Fighter

    P-51 Dragon Fighter (2014)
    Film (Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and War) Art director As World War Two rages on, the allies are about to push the Nazis out of North Africa. That's when the Nazis turn up the heat, unleashing their secret Weapon: DRAGONS!!! The allies quickly lose ground to the ancient monster, and are close to complete annihilation when the Allies put together a group of special fighter-pilots, specially trained to fight a beast everyone thought was a myth. Written by Pennywise

  • The Fighter Within

    The Fighter Within (2013)
    Film (Documentary, Short and Sport) Producer A short documentary about fighters from all walks of life. These highly interesting characters allow us to eavesdrop on their inner dialogue as we watch them think in action.

  • The Craft Store

    The Craft Store (2012)
    Television (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • Monday Morning

    Monday Morning (2011)
    Television (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • Claustrophobia

    Claustrophobia (2011)
    Film (Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A young deaf man gets trapped in his house when he becomes entangled in a nasty real estate dispute with his murderous next-door neighbor. As he struggles to overcome his fears, open captions take the audience inside our deaf hero's head.

  • Change Is Golden

    Change Is Golden (2011)
    Film (Short and Fantasy) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Shop Secret

    Shop Secret (2010)
    Film (Short, Action, Adventure, Comedy and 3 More) Camera and Electrical Department Scotty Kapoor is a secret shopper whose dream is to be a secret agent. In order to prove his worth to the FBI, his father/boss, and his ex-girlfriend, he must solve a case at one of his 'shop' locations before he gets fired for not focusing on his job. Written by Anonymous

  • The Insides of a Lamb

    The Insides of a Lamb (2010)
    Film (Short and Drama) Sound department Add a Plot »

  • Eat, Axe, Dead

    Eat, Axe, Dead (2010)
    Film (Short and Horror) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • My Long Distance Relationship

    My Long Distance Relationship (2008 - 2009)
    Television (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • Office of the Dead

    Office of the Dead (2009)
    Film (Comedy) Sound department Life Corp, a leader in the technology field, is working on ground breaking technology to make people happy. The company's CEO, Sir John Chris, argues this is coming at a time when people are angry and need a change. Ben Lau, a software engineer, has dedicated the last three years of his life on the Life Corp project trying to make a difference. Together with Raj, his fellow software engineer, and Liz, his project manager, conduct their final experiment which would actually make an unhappy person happy. The experiment takes an unexpected turn for the worse. Instead of the intended outcome, the test subject becomes a zombie. To resolve the crisis, Sir John Chris hires his friends to consult on the project. His friends only make things worse, and their experiment starts the zombie epidemic infecting the entire building. Ben, Raj and Liz, escape the initial outbreak, but realize they are the key to reversing the effects of the infection. They fight, and at times crawl through the various ... Written by Matthew Chung

  • Off the Ledge

    Off the Ledge (2009)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Sex, drugs and suicidal tendencies... HAPPY NEW YEAR! This ensemble driven dramedy revolves around an eccentric New Years Eve Party, where the Party-Goers are oblivious to the true atmosphere of pain amid the celebration of "life".

  • Side Effect

    Side Effect (2008)
    Film (Short and Horror) Camera and Electrical Department In this dark, culturally savvy horror movie and tale of science gone wrong in a pill-popping world, the teenage Lauren is babysitting two children when the "Jekyll and Hyde" side effect of her new prescription medication unleashes in her the urge to kill. Written by Anonymous

  • Road to Opportunity

    Road to Opportunity (2006)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department In search of his father while in pursuit of his family's dream, a young Mexican man embarks on a journey to America.

  • The Sea Change

    The Sea Change (2006)
    Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Two lovers are at a very difficult point in their relationship as a new adventure is about to be embarked upon.

  • The Grasshopper

    The Grasshopper (2006)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Sound department A group of goofy Gardeners are given an ultimatum by their jerk of a boss.

  • Sly Dog

    Sly Dog (2005)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Sound department Add a Plot »

  • Darling Nikki

    Darling Nikki (2005)
    Film (Drama, Short and Thriller) Sound department Add a Plot »

  • Film Geek

    Film Geek (2005)
    Film (Comedy) Sound department The story of Scotty Pelk, a socially inept video store clerk who gets fired from his job and becomes a sensation as an online film critic.

  • Kicking Bird

    Kicking Bird (2005)
    Film (Drama) Sound department Martin "Bird" Johnson is a 17 year old white trash kid who runs. He runs to keep from being beaten up. With his Mother in prison, his Father gone, and his Grandfather beating him, there's nothing to do but run. One day the manipulative High School Track Coach sees him outrunning his entire track team, (they want to beat him up), and figures Martin is his ticket to a college coaching job. Written by Kelley Baker

  • La fille française

    La fille française (2005)
    Film (Short and Drama) Writer A young French girl, Juliette, pursues romance by beginning new relationships with three different guys. Douglas, an unfaithful businessman; Ryan, a fellow art student; and Adam, a charming waiter.

  • Say Uncle

    Say Uncle (2005)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A young artist (Peter Paige), desperate to replace the relationship he had with his recently relocated godson, is targeted by a neighborhood mom (Kathy Najimy) as a potential threat to the community.

  • Freedom from Choice

    Freedom from Choice (2004)
    Film (Short and Mystery) Sound department Add a Plot »

  • This Song

    This Song (2004)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Music) Sound department Singer/Songwriter, Michael Johnson recounts the failed romances that have inspired his critically acclaimed pop-folk hits.

  • Expiate

    Expiate (2004)
    Film (Short, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Sound department Add a Plot »

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