DIRECTOR SHAUN PICCININO


ABOUT


SHAUN PICCININO

Shaun Paul Piccinino is an award winning Film and Television Director who currently has 4 Feature films streaming on Netflix. "A California Christmas" hit the tops of the charts at number one worldwide. 


Earlier achievements include the Television series Deadliest Warrior, directing and also portraying Scottish hero William Wallace, the Call of Duty Franchise, UFC Undisputed 1, 2, & 3, Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, Robot Chicken (editing and visual effects) and The Lackey (award winning feature film).


Piccinino has been pursuing his passion of entertaining through the lens of a true student and fan of movies. Since his move to Los Angeles from Northern California in 2001, he has worked in every aspect of the business from acting, editing, script writing, producing, stunt coordinating, and of course directing.


His training began early in life on stage as he was classically trained by his father, Barry Piccinino a renouned drama professor and stage director in his own right. With a gift for creativity and a thirst to entertain others, Shaun has developed a solid reputation for creativity, honesty, and staying on budget. Shaun utilizes the time he has on set efficiently to achieve the best version of any project. 





CONTINUED


FILMMAKER

The past few years have kept Piccinino busy as he directed and completed 5 feature films and 2 different television series.


In 2016 Shaun was at the helm of “For Honor”, an epic World War 2 accounting of Jimmy Dolittle’s heroic retaliation mission following the attack on Pearl Harbor. This was a passion project for Shaun as his grandfather Arturo Piccinino served in the Navy during the 2nd World War.


Shaun switched gears in 2017 by writing and directing a gritty throwback action film in “American Fighter” (Lionsgate/Grindstone) that explores the world of underground fighting in the year 1981.


In 2018 Piccinino directed two films in “Roped” (now streaming on Netflix), a romantic tale of city girl meets cowboy at the Rodeo and “Lady Driver” (now streaming on Netflix), the story of a 16 year old young woman who dares to become a Race Car Champion in a male dominated sport.


Early 2019 saw Shaun dive head first into comedy with “Wheels Of Fortune” (now streaming on Netflix) an over the top romp in the vein of Zoolander, Talladega Nights and Dumb and Dumber.


Later in 2019 Shaun completed directing and producing the first season of a new science fiction television series called, “Salvage Marines” based on the popular novel series, “Necrospace” starring Casper Van Dien and Armand Assante.


Shaun's most recent work, in 2020, is the Netflix Original film "A California Christmas". A fun holiday rom-com starring real life husband and wife Josh Swickard (General Hospital) and Lauren Swickard (Dear White People) took the streaming juggernaught by storm as it quictly climed to number one on the charts as the most watched film on Netflix in the world.


In March of 2021 Lionsgate & Grindstone Entertainment will release Piccinino's action drama, "American Fighter" lead by Tommy Flanagan and Sean Patrick Flannery in the US.



OTHER SKILLS


MULTIFACETED

I HAVE MANY DIFFERENT TALENTS


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.


*Shaun is also very well trained in Martial Arts. Piccinino is an AAU National Champion in traditional Japanese Karate, is a 4th degree Black Belt southern Shaolin Kung Fu and 1st Degree Black Belt in Okinawan Karate. He has been able to use these skills in films, television and nearly 40 video games to date. He even appeared battling atop a moving train on ABC’s hit show, “Revolution”.

  • Directing
  • Green Screen
  • After Effects Master
  • Post Production / Editing
  • Script Development
  • Writing
  • Action Coordination 
  • Fight Choreography
  • Shooting & Directing Action
  • Motion Capture Coordination
  • Special Effects
  • Internationally Known
 

RECENT ACTORS WORKED WITH

 

CASPER VAN DIEN

 

For Honor, Starship Troopers, Alita: Battle Angel, Monk, Mortal Combat, Omega Code

TOMMY FLANIGAN


American Fighter, Galdiator, Sons of Anarchy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Smokin Aces

SEAN PATRICK FLANERY

 

Boondock Saints, Young Indiana Jones, Powder, Lady Driver, American Fighter 

BRYAN CRAIG


Grand Hotel, Valor, General Hospital, Ride, Grand Hotel, Youthful Daze, Christmas Spirit

JEFF FAHEY


From Dusk Till Dawn, Texas Rising, Training Day, Justified, Grimm, Lost, Law & Order

ALLISON PAIGE

 

The Flash, Bennett's War, American Fighter,  Supernatural

SHANE GRAHAM

 

The Son, For Honor, Boyhood, Roped, Girl on the Edge, Brody, Cicadas, Ride

LORYNN YORK


Roped, Dear White People, Roomates, Social Path, The Boarder, Iron Man 3 


WHY CHOOSE ME


I GET IT

1.

I UNDERSTAND YOUR VISION

 

I work hard to understand your vision and bring it to fruition via a finished picture.

2.

I AM EXPERIENCED

 

I have been in production, shooting and directing, for over 25 years.  I have learned many things that will save you time and money.

3.

I STAY WITHIN OUR BUDGET


I understand the bottom line.  We all love to make movies, but the money needs to last to be able to complete the project.


MY PRINCIPLES


DEPENDABLE

I CAN BE TRUSTED TO GET THE JOB DONE


I love this industry too much to disrepsect it.  So I will tell you my opinon on all production aspects and I will speak from experience. I will be also:

  • Bring a Positive Attitude 
  • Solve Problems
  • Always Be On Time
  • Bring Unique Insites
  • Respect the Budget
  • Respect the Chain of Command
  • Bring International Experience
  • Respect Everyone on the Team
  • You might catch me dance On Set!


THEY SAY


A FEW QUOTES

CASPER VAN DIEN


"I have worked with Shaun on Two projects now.  He is a Pleasure to work with and I have his number on Speed Dial.  That is how much I love working with him."

GRACE VAN DIEN


"Shaun Piccinino is one of the greatest directors I have had the pleasure of working with. Not only is he collaborative but he supersedes that by having a vision that everyone collectively gets on board with. He is a true creative gentleman."