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Shawn Seet has worked in the Film and Television Industry as both an Editor and a Director. As an Editor his Television work includes series such as Medivac, Do or Die (for which he was awarded an AFI), The Day of the Roses and RAN for SBS. Feature Film editing includes Better than Sex and Ihaka: Blunt Instrument.
Shawn’s television credits include The Secret Life of Us for Network Ten, Underbelly – A Tale of Two Cities, Business as Usual, Underbelly – Razor and Underbelly – Squizzy for the Nine Network and Screentime. Other credits include My Place for Matchbox Films and the ABC, Slide for Playmaker Media and Fox 8, the ABC telemovie The Mystery of a Hansom Cab and the Berman Braun/NBC/Matchbox co-production Camp. Shawn was the originating director on Love Child for Playmaker Media and the Nine Network and series director (one and two) on the The Code for Playmaker Media and the ABC. Shawn’s work for Playmaker also includes Love Child Series 2 and Hiding.
Shawn’s debut feature Two Fists, One Heart received critical acclaim and a Best Feature Film Direction nomination from the ADG. He has been awarded by the ADG for Drama Direction for Underbelly – A Tale of Two Cities and by AACTA for Best Direction Television Drama for The Code. The telemovie Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door for Shine and the Seven Network has garnered Shawn both AACTA and ADG wins for Best Director. In 2016 he received his second AACTA nomination for Best Direction Television Drama for Season two of The Code. It was his third consecutive nomination in this category. Recent television work includes the Olivia Newton-John telemovies for Channel Seven, Deepwater for Blackfella Films / SBS and Reckoning for Playmaker Media / Sony. His second feature film Storm Boy was released in January 2019. Shawn is the series director on the four part supernatural drama Hungry Ghosts for SBS shot in 2019. In 2020 – 2021 Shawn was co-executive director and set up director on the Channel Nine / Playmaker Media series Amazing Grace starring Kate Jenkinson and Sigrid Thornton.