Special Projects

XOCO 325 West Broadway

One of Shawn’s clients is DDG, a real estate investment and development firm based in New York City. DDG has designed and developed some of the most forward thinking, modern properties in New York and San Francisco. Shawn developed the marketing campaign and created a graphic novel exclusively for DDG’s 325 West Broadway project, 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.”

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. –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. Shawn also has a cameo in the film.

“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 / Washington, D.C.

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.


In 2006, Shawn co-produced a trailer for the Howard Theatre Restoration Project in Washington, D.C.

From developing the concept and creating storyboards, to shooting on location and post-production, Shawn directed and co-produced the trailer which served as a primary fundraising tool for The Howard Theatre’s grand reopening in 2012.

View the commercial / trailer below.

Behind the Scenes photos from the shoot