|Birth Name||Shane John Abbess|
|Height||6' 3" (1.91 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
A filmmaker with a powerful vision that compliments stories with heart, Shane is relentlessly passionate and immersive when it comes to his craft. In his early days, he spent the better part of a decade making short films, commercials and music videos with a view to understanding every aspect of a production whilst developing a distinct and engaging visual style.
In early 2005 he gathered his forces and put everything on the line to make his feature debut - Gabriel. With an upfront cash budget of 200K and a history-making sale to Sony Pictures, Gabriel released in Australian cinemas in late 2007 before going worldwide the following year. The film went on to become one of the most commercially successful independent Australian films of all time and still holds a current top spot among all Australian international releases.
Following this, Hollywood was quick to snap Shane up, where he spent several years developing high profile studio projects but was often disheartened by the lack of originality or creative risk taking and as such, found himself pushing into more experimental areas of cinema.
As a result, his second feature 'Infini' received international acclaim when it was released in 2015 and has since gone on to become a bonafide cult hit, though is not well know in his homeland of Australia. Shot in the vein of classic late 70s/early 80s sci-fi, the film was designed to be intentionally divisive in it's storytelling techniques as an alternate option to the current crop of science fiction.
Following this was the widely praised and more accessible premiere of Shane's third directorial effort 'The Osiris Child' at Austin's Fantastic Fest in 2016, which he stated was the closing chapter in his 'love letter trilogy' to the type of genre cinema he'd grown up with.
With a host of talent on screen, the film would go on to achieve great success as well as launch newcomer Teagan Croft into the world spotlight where she landed the co-lead on DC'S Teen Titans playing Raven.
Shane continues to focus on unique and immersive ways to bring characters to life, now pushing further into more experimental approaches to drama and performance.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: WME