All who know me understand that I love filming anywhere and everywhere.
Be it in the rain or when the sun shines, be it daytime or nighttime, in the winter or fall, driving fast through the streets, or on a soundstage, be it action or drama...I love directing! However, I must say, as I scout way out here in the desert; there really is something magical about this place. You feel so small in this wide-open space - it's humbling, but in the good way. The desert is a place where the slightest noise, travels far. The still of a desert night is piercingly quiet, it is deafening...as our brains aren't used to such silence. There are no sounds from cars or planes flying over, no sirens, ambiance or other city noise, there is just, peace. You can't help but to look up at the lights, the stars endlessly pepper the darkness, something that you just can't see in the city. Like all artists, I cannot help but to dream. To think about the many things stars are, or can symbolize. I cannot help but to fantasize about directing the next Star Wars Film, or some other Intergalactic Franchise. I visualize, takeing that script or any script I have the privlege to direct, to the big screen or your tv screen. This is what motivates me and I hope it motivates you too.
I have always been told to aim high, at those very same stars, so I do so... and you should too.
With those stars shining bright, let's work together and catapult your vision, to deep space.
- Shaun Paul Piccinino
Director, Writer, SAG/AFTRA