One of Shawn’s clients is the real estate investment and development firm DDG. DDG has designed, developed and built some of the most forward thinking, modern living space properties in New York and San Francisco. Shawn created promotional artwork for DDG’s latest project, 325 West Broadway, a state of the art, luxury condominium in SOHO.
“Echoing the transformation of Soho from industrial backbone of Manhattan to world-renowned residential and retail neighborhood, the project features expansive and highly detailed residences on the former site of a chocolate factory. The project contains a landscaped courtyard, creating two distinguished structures on either side.
325 West Broadway is a ground-up residential building over ground floor retail. Its cast-aluminum façade is a modern reinterpretation of the district’s historic cast-iron loft buildings.
The combined building at 25 Wooster, a landmarked structure, complements the design and residential offering at 325 West Broadway and allows for two distinctive architectural styles unique to Soho to be interwoven into one project.” – DDG
Journey to Planet X
Shawn’s storyboards were featured in the acclaimed documentary film, “Journey to Planet X” directed by Myles Kane and Josh Koury.
“Journey to Planet X” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
Eric Swain and Troy Bernier are scientists by day and amateur filmmakers by night. Over the years these two friends have turned out many of their own amateur, sci-fi inspired movies. Journey to Planet X follows the filming of Planet X, the duo’s most ambitious endeavor to date, and sheds light on their unique brand of “movie magic.”
“One of the Best Indie Movies of 2012 So Far, According to Criticwire”
“Hilarious and moving, JOURNEY TO PLANET X is a love song to passion and hard work and beating the odds. Marvelous.”
Kent Jones, The Maddow Blog
“JOURNEY TO PLANET X is a love letter to friendship and a testament to the power the movies hold over our collective imaginations.”
Matt Singer, Sundance channel/Sunfiltered
Storyboards for the project. (click to enlarge)
The Howard Theatre Project
Built in 1910 and regarded as “the largest colored theater in the world” the Howard Theater provided a venue for rising stars and various superstars from Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles to Dizzy Gillespie and Stevie Wonder.
Thirty-two years after closing down, The Howard Theatre has reopened with state-of-the-art architecture, enhanced audio-visual systems and lighting, a full-scale restaurant and bar, and stylish accommodations for public and private events.
Shawn and his company Verge Entertainment produced the commercial fund-raiser trailer for the Howard Theatre Restoration Project. From conceiving the idea and creating the storyboards, to shooting on location in Washington, D.C. and handling the production and post-production, Shawn and the partners of Verge developed the trailer, which served as an integral marketing element in bringing The Howard Theatre back to life in the 21st century.
View the commercial / trailer below.
Behind the Scenes photos from the shoot