SHAWN EDWARDS ... Producer
How to sell a crazy idea
SHAWN EDWARDS BEGAN MAKING MOVIES IN THE 7TH GRADE. HE ATTENDED MOREHOUSE COLLEGE (SPIKE LEE’S ALMA MATER) WHERE HE STUDIED FILM AND AFTER GRADUATING RECEIVED ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI KANSAS CITY. HE IS CURRENTLY FULFILLING HIS LIFELONG DREAM AND PRODUCING HIS FIRST FEATURE FILM: A SCI-FI THRILLER SHOT IN ONE DAY.
Learn on the job
His post school education came from the world’s best film class. As an award-winning professional film critic, Edwards has seen every major release since 2000. This aspect of his career has gained him many friends, enemies, and frenemies. “I get it. Making a movie is the most difficult thing in the world to do,” Edwards says. “No one sets out to make a bad movie… and most people think critics suck.”
See it from the other side
Why is Edwards jumping onto the other side of film making? Movies are his passion and he’s always been a storyteller. “A major plus is I can use my expertise to help a fellow filmmaker pursue his dreams,” Edwards says. “And SEGFAULT is an incredible concept.”
Edwards stays motivated by making an impossible task come to life and making others think it’s cool. He is addicted to creativity and thrives on not sleeping.