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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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If I Could Talk
If I Could Talk Director
Project Aether
Project Aether Director
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 2017 The Last Ride (Short) (post-production)
 2017 Kiss, Cook, Bang Bang (Short)
 2011-2017 The AXI: Avengers of eXtreme Illusions (TV Series) (26 episodes)
- Kreep (2016)
- Strange Bird (2016)
- The Clean-Up Men (2016)
 2016 Jean
 2016 The Clean-Up Men (Short)
 2016/II Kreep (Short)
 2016 The Ocean (Short)
 2016/I Love for All Seasons (Short)
 2015 Monsterz (Short)
 2015 Beyond the Yellow Brick Road (Documentary short)
 2015 If I Could Talk (Short)
 2015/III The Mechanic (Short)
 2014/XIV The Gift (Short)
 2014 Axi 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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Music Video - Phillip "Pacman" Chbeeb's song "My Dreams Don't Sleep Tonight" - Director

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[When asked if he always wanted to make movies] Absolutely! I think that, in the end, film making is the ultimate form of artistic expression. In my years as a painter, photographer, and dance choreographer nothing took as much work, dedication, and time as creating the first film. 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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