With over 25 years of experience, Shawn Williamson has risen to the forefront of the Canadian film and television industry as a leading independent film and television producer. A native of Vancouver, Shawn began his career as a stage manager in live theatre in 1983 and has since produced live events, live television, television series and movies, as well as feature films.
Through Brightlight Pictures, Shawn develops, finances, and produces feature films and television for the domestic and international marketplace. Shawn has filmed in many international locations including Croatia, Romania, Ireland, Singapore, France, England, South Africa, and Australia. FIFTY DEAD MEN WALKING (Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess) was produced as a Canada/UK co-production, filmed in Belfast and opening with a Gala Premier spot at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Recently, Shawn Executive Produced the feature film HORNS (Daniel Radcliffe), produced in conjunction with Mandalay Pictures and Red Granite Pictures. Shawn also Executive Produced THE COMPANY YOU KEEP (Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf) with Voltage Pictures, and the miniseries DELETE (Kier Gilchrist, Erin Karpluk). Shawn also served as a producer on a number of films including50/50 (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen), THE POSSESSION (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), WHITE NOISE (Michael Keaton),PASSENGERS (Anne Hathaway, Patrick Wilson), and WICKER MAN (Nicholas Cage).