Partner, Executive Producer
With over 25 years of experience, Shawn Williamson has risen to the forefront of the Canadian film and television industry as a leading independent film and television producer. A native to Vancouver, Shawn began his career as a stage manager at The Arts Club Theatre in 1983 and has since produced live events, live television and television series, as well as feature films.
In 2001, Shawn started Brightlight Pictures and has since been developing, financing, and producing feature films and television series. He has filmed in a variety of international locations, including: Singapore, Croatia, Romania, France, England, Northern Ireland, South Africa, and Australia. Fifty Dead Men Walking (Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess) was produced as a Canada/UK co-production, filmed in Belfast, and opened with a Gala Premier spot at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Shawn is currently producing the first season of The Good Doctor (Freddie Highmore, Richard Schiff) for SONY/ABC and recently completed Timeless (Abigail Spencer, Goran Visnjic) for Sony/NBC and Wayward Pines (Jason Patric) for 20th Century Fox. Recently, he produced the feature film Colossal (Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis), Status Update (Ross Lynch, Courtney Eaton) with Voltage pictures, and The 9th Life Of Louis Drax (Jamie Dornan, Aaron Paul) with Miramax. For Disney he has recently produced a remake of Adventures In Babysitting (Sabrina Carpenter) and Kenny Ortega’s Descendants 2 (Dove Cameron).
Shawn has also executive produced the feature film The Interview (Seth Rogen, James Franco) for Columbia Pictures, and Horns (Daniel Radcliffe), produced in conjunction with Mandalay Pictures and Red Granite Pictures. He served as a producer on Netflix’s 1922 (Thomas Jane), The Company You Keep (Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf) with Voltage pictures, as well as Fifty Dead Men Walking (Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess), 50/50 (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen), The Possession (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick), White Noise (Michael Keaton), Passengers (Anne Hathaway, Patrick Wilson), and Wicker Man (Nicholas Cage).