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Shawn Davis

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Shawn Davis

Shawn began writing in 2008 as a means to overcome a lifelong reading disorder. After several short scripts, he took on writing his first feature screenplay in 2009. Six years and several screenplays later, Shawn's highly acclaimed script Equal Retribution was reviewed and given one of the highest screenplay ratings ever handed out by Carson Reeves of View full review here -

Equal Retribution has also been submitted to and placed highly in such prestigious contests as The Academy Nicholl Fellowship and The Page Awards. It was also chosen as a top script on Francis Ford Coppola's website, Zoetrope.

Equal Retribution has also taken top honors at the 2019 NYC Indie Film Festival for Best Screenplay and was an Official Selection at the 2019 Louisiana International Film Festival.

Working with ambitious co-writer Jeff Bush, Shawn’s latest work, Chernobyl was recently completed and is now available for consideration.

Shawn's script The Right Tract was submitted to the prestigious Kairos prize competition for spiritually uplifting scripts where it placed in the top 10%. The Right Tract was also selected as an Official Selection in the 2017 Faith and Family Script Showcase Festival.

Shawn has written for and been optioned by Nancy Glass Productions, MTV, Futurproof Productions, Tyna Productions, as well as other production companies. His previously optioned screenplay Till Dawn (Thriller) has been released and is available for consideration. 

Recently Shawn dove into the Producer / Director side of filmmaking by completing the filming of his first screenplay, Juan's Lake and currently has it submitted to several festivals for consideration.

Deion Higgenbothems script, Abandoned Heart will be refilmed later next year and submitted to festivals next spring.

Shawn has also just optioned Nikki Lee's screenplay Wrong Exit. Principle photography has been completed and it is due for release in the summer of 2020.

Shawn's screenplay Reprisal was sold to Tyna Productions and was filmed in South Africa early 2020 and is currently in post-production. Reprisal is slated for release late 2020.


Shootin' The Shorts Reviews

Shawn is a Shootin' The Shorts reviewer, which means they take time out to help bring attention to other writer's short scripts they believe need to be produced. How cool is that? Here are all the reviews they've written.

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Scripts By Shawn

Equal Retribution
A new law allowing convicted murderers to be executed and revived forces a killer to use what time he has while dead, to gather clues in the afterlife, to prove his innocence.
Feature Action, Crime, Thriller For sale 120pp
5 readers love this script
The Right Tract
A money making God dies and must represent himself in the ultimate court. Heaven. At stake - his soul.
Feature Drama, Family For sale 89pp
2 readers love this script
Mission Style
An inner-city minister is visited by an angel to help save his mission from foreclosure but to do so he must save a teenage lesbian from running away with her Muslim girlfriend.
Feature Comedy For sale 95pp
1 reader loves this script
When a super potent strain of coca plant is developed by a leading pharmaceutical company, it sets off a life and death struggle between the United States, Russia and Columbia to gain control of the plant before it hits the streets and kills millions
Feature Action, Crime, Thriller For sale 101pp
1 reader loves this script
An American college student goes on the run to unravel his estranged mother's involvement in the Chernobyl disaster before assassins kill them both.
Feature Action, Thriller For sale 121pp
Shark Fin
An elderly fisherman teaches his grandson that sometimes in order to gain, you must lose something.
Short Drama, Family Available for Free 10pp
3 readers love this script
Credit where due
The killing of JFK was the greatest hit in history and now the second killer wants his due.
Short Thriller Available for Free 10pp
1 reader loves this script
Wrong Exit
A white boy proves his worth to his future black brother-in-law when their car runs out of gas and they are forced into a town that isn’t very friendly towards those of color.
Short Drama In development 20pp
A mentally ill survivor of a disfiguring assault invites her unwitting assailant over for an evening of horrific revenge.
Feature Thriller Produced 88pp
5 readers love this script
Abandoned Heart
A man confronts his inner demon on the one year anniversary of his wife's death.
Short Drama Produced 10pp