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Shawn Gerrard

writer/director My Viola; producer Head on Pictures Inc.

Shawn Gerrard is a filmmaker from Toronto and alumnus of York University’s Film Production and Screenwriting program. Since graduating, Shawn has directed three short films Isaiah’s Birthday, 5PiX and My Viola, a short film financed by the Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and National Film Board.

Over the last several years, Shawn’s work as a director has focused on making films about characters confronted with challenges and crises of racial, sexual, and personal identity. Shawn’s work can be seen on Shorts HD in the United States, and has been screened at film festivals across North America. In 2015, Shawn founded Head On Pictures Inc., to develop new projects dedicated to stories of personal identity and social justice issues. Head On Pictures has completed a short film about racial profiling in North American cities, and has its first feature film in post-production.

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