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Shawn Welling

Welling's career began in dance, before his rise in the indie film world. Soon after, he opened the dance studio Planet Funk Academy in Houston, TX. His career as a dancer saw him performing & choreographing for the NBA World Championship games for the Houston Rockets in 1994 and continued with NFL & NHL half-time shows, Cirque du Soleil (Dralion)... See full bio »

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 2015 The Mechanic (Short) (post-production)
 2015 If I Could Talk (Short) (completed)
 2015 Beyond the Yellow Brick Road (Documentary short)
 2011-2015 AXI: Avengers of eXtreme Illusions (TV Series) (20 episodes)
- The Mechanic (2015)
- The Gift (2015)
- The Serf (2015)
- Salvator (2015)
- 5 Second Rule (2015)
 2014/XIV The Gift (Short)
 2014 In the News (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Slap (2014)
- Dog Day (2014)
 2014 Adamo (Short)
 2013/V The Walk (Short)
 2009 The Messenger: 360 Days of Bolivar (Documentary)
 2006 The House of Dreams (Documentary)
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Show Show Writer (7 credits)
Show Show Actor (8 credits)
Show Show Editor (7 credits)
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (2 credits)
Show Show Sound department (2 credits)
Show Show Visual effects (1 credit)
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (2 credits)

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Other Works:

Music Video - Phillip "Pacman" Chbeeb's song "My Dreams Don't Sleep Tonight" - Director

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1 Interview | 11 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on negative attention] The only real thing I worry about is somebody walking out in the middle of my movie. That happened once, but they came back with some Coke and popcorn, and boy did I feel good about that. See more »


Shawn's emergence into the film industry began with an attempt to save his dance studio Planet Funk. He filmed town hall meetings and court sessions during his battle against locals who were trying to shut down the studio. He decided to turn the footage into a documentary to further help his cause and, in the process, fell in love with film making. See more »

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