Film and Television Director




Director Shaun recently completed the feature film, "Sunset Glory", an epic World War 2 film accounting of Jimmy Dolittle's real life, heroic mission to bomb the once thought 'Untouchable" mainland of Japan only a few months following the attack on Pearl Harbor.  Shaun Directed this film in both California and all the way in Shanghai, China.  Shooting in areas where the story actually transpired.  This film is also one of the first major motion pictures shot in China, in 8K format.  

That's not all, here is a quick mention of three more films Shaun has completed this 2017/2018 season. 

"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.  





Directing Feature Films & Television Episodes, both nationally and Internationally.



Filming Fights, Action Sequences, Car Chases, Under Water, etc.



Green Screen, After Effects and Video Editing, Shaun has been Editing for 20 Years.


Sound Design, Audio Cleaning, Foley, Etc.



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




 "Shaun Piccinino is a bright light; his energy on set keeps the cast and crew inspired to do their best work while making the days fun and enjoyable. Shaun's nickname is the "energizer bunny." His boundless energy on set keeps the cast and crew inspired to do their best work while making the days fly by."




"Of the top 2 directors on my "favorites" list... Shauny Piccinino is both of them. And, of the 4 criteria used to determine my list (technical, creative, collaborative... and just being a fucking joy to work with), only Piccinino checks every box. Seriously...  I would do a web only Flex-Seal commercial with this guy.