Shawn Williamson

Shawn Williamson (born April 26, 1965) is an award winning film and television producer based out of Vancouver, Canada.

Early life

Shawn was born on April 26, 1965 in Vancouver, Canada. Shawn began his career as a stage manager at The Arts Club Theatre[1] in 1983 and has since produced live events, live television and television series, as well as feature films.[2]


In 2001, Shawn started Brightlight Pictures and has since been developing, financing, and producing feature films and television series. He has filmed in a variety of international locations, including: Singapore, Croatia, Romania, France, England, Northern Ireland, South Africa, and Australia. Fifty Dead Men Walking (Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess) was produced as a Canada/UK co-‐production, filmed in Belfast, and opened with a Gala Premier spot at the Toronto International Film Festival.[3]

Shawn executive produced the feature film The Interview (Seth Rogen, James Franco) for Columbia Pictures, and Horns (Daniel Radcliffe), produced in conjunction with Mandalay Pictures and Red Granite Pictures. He also served as a producer on The Company You Keep (Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf) with Voltage pictures, 50/50 (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen), The Possession (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick), White Noise (Michael Keaton), Passengers (Anne Hathaway, Patrick Wilson), and Wicker Man (Nicolas Cage).

Shawn is currently producing the first season of the television series Lookinglass (Robert Kazinsky, Tim DeKay) for 20th Century Fox. Recently, he produced the feature film The 9th Life of Louis Drax (Jamie Dornan, Aaron Paul) with Miramax and a remake of Adventures in Babysitting for Disney.



Upcoming films


Television films

Television series

Professional awards

Award (Event) Result Year Category Production
Canadian Screen Award (Gemini) Nominated 2014 Best Dramatic Mini-Series or TV Movie Mr Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story (2013)[4]
Leo Won 2014 Best Television Movie Mr Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story (2013)[4]
Leo Nominated 2014 Best Television Movie The Color of Rain (2014)
Leo Nominated 2014 Best Television Movie Delete (2012)
Leo Won 2011 Best Feature Length Drama Gunless (2010)
Genie Nominated 2010 Best Motion Picture Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)
Leo Won 2010 Best Youth or Children's Program or Series Stormworld (2009)
Leo Nominated 2010 Best Feature Length Drama The Thaw (2009)
Leo Nominated 2009 Best Feature Length Drama Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)
Leo Nominated 2008 Best Feature Length Drama Normal (2007)
Leo Nominated 2008 Best Feature Length Drama They Wait (2007)
DVDX Award Nominated 2003 Best Live Action DVD Premiere Movie Finder's Fee (2001)


  1. "Biography". BC Entertainment Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
  2. "Brightlight Pictures". Retrieved 2015-11-03.
  3. "Shawn Williamson |". Retrieved 2015-11-03.
  4. 1 2 Lederman, Marsha (May 29, 2014). "Leo Awards an excuse for B.C. film and TV to roar". the Globe and Mail. Retrieved October 28, 2015. Among the nominees is industry veteran Shawn Williamson, whose Brightlight Pictures is up for 34 Leos – including 12 for Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story, and three for the TV series Witches of East End, now shooting its second season.

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