Acting Up Radio talks to award winning Filmmaker & Television Director Shaun Piccinino
Our guest today on ActingUpRadio.com is award winning Filmmaker and Television Director Shaun Paul Piccinino.
He has been pursuing his passion of entertaining through the lens of a true fan of film & television. Since his move to Los Angeles from Northern California in 2001, he has worked in just about every aspect of the business.
From acting, to action coordinating, from scriptwriting to producing, from editing, to visual effects, all the way to feature film directing, Shaun has become a well rounded filmmaker.
A few early achievements include the hit SPIKE TV series, “Deadliest Warrior”, where Shaun not only directed many episodes, he also portrayed Scottish hero William Wallace.
Lady Drivers: In theaters in the beginning of Oct:
Lady Drivers: When a rebellious teen embarks on a solo summer journey to connect with her roots, she finds herself in a new world, geared up for the ride of her life, and discovers she had the drive in her all along.
“American Fighter”, a gritty action film for Forrest Films (Theatrical) and Warner Brothers Home Entertainment. “Lady Driver”, a film about a 16 year old young lady who dares to become a Circle Track Car Champion Driver in a male dominated sport, and “Roped”, a rough and tumble Cowboy Rodeo film also for Forrest Films and Warner Brothers Home Entertainment.
Shaun also recently directed another feature film. A race car comedy called, “Wheels Of Fortune” in the vein of “Cannonball Run” and “Talladega Nights” for Forrest Films & Esx Entertainment.
Shaun’s most recent work includes directing six episodes for an upcoming science fiction action series called, “Salvage Marines” staring Casper Van Dien and Armand Assante.
*Shaun is on the short list for many more upcoming projects as well.
DIVERSIFY OR DIE!
Shaun is not your average director, as he has years of experience in many areas within film and television productions, something that many directors do not possess. This gives Shaun a special understanding of most departments, what they do, the intricacies, as well as their day to day struggles and how to over come them. This really helps in production team building and reacting appropriate to problems should they arise on set. A very important key, to a smooth show.
After Effects Master
Post Production / Editing
Shooting & Directing Action
Motion Capture Coordination