From the young age of 7, Shawn's father worked at the movie theatre on the Army Base in the projection room. Shawn followed him to work whenever he could. Back then, movie theatres were more of a "hands -on" process. The sight, sounds, smells and overall experience with handling film still drives his passion today.
Shawn's first experience with photography was in high school when his teacher gave him a camera and an assignment to capture "whatever meant the most to him". Time in the darkroom, the manual process of developing film along with the anticipation of the final product was motivation in itself. The positive praise he received from his pictures around the players and energy on and around basketball court confirmed his belief in his talent and skills behind the lens.
All of these combined experiences and positive memories with both film and photography drive the passion behind Shawn Maxwell Cinema.
Fast forward to today. Shawn's mission is to partner with businesses, corporations and organizations as he teaches the importance of a Visual Branding Message. In today's competitive environment, the company who excels in delivering a vibrant and memorable visual representation of their product or brand positions itself in the marketplace to be remembered as a game changer, a leader and an innovator in the industries they represent.
Shawn’s future goals include writing, directing and producing full feature movies, short films, documentaries and television projects. In the meantime along that journey, Shawn as his team continues to be a driving force behind delivering a customized, multimedia marketing and branding experience designed specifically for your business.