Shawn Antoine II is an award-winning filmmaker based in Harlem, NY. His earliest works as a filmmaker came when he edited videos at 10 years old of his own youth football games. He attended Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx the same high school as Martin Scorcese. In 2013, during his senior season at Cardinal Hayes he won the varsity football championship after his schools 32-year championship drought.


He earned a full athletic scholarship to attend the University of Rhode Island. During his time at the University of Rhode Island he majored in public relations. His love for filmmaking came about after he created his first short-documentary “The Movement”.


Since then he took on the mantra to “Inform and Inspire” through his films. He now has directed 9 short films, and produced 2. His most recent film “Showtime” was selected for 47 film festivals and he was named the Best New Director by the Hip Hop Film Festival. He is currently an apprentice with NBC's The Blacklist.


  • 2018 University of Rhode Island  Black Scholar Award Winner
  • 2018 A.A Savastano Scholar Athlete Award
  • 2017 Robert L. Carothers Student Leadership Scholarship Winner

  • 2017 University of Rhode Island PR Excellence Award
  • 2016 University of Rhode Island Diversity Award Winner for Arts and Culture

  • 2019 Hip Hop Film Festival "New Jack" Best New Director Award winner for the film "Showtime" .
  • 2019 Battle Of The Film Schools "Best Short Film" for the film "Showtime".
  • 2019 Big Apple Film Festival "Best Student Short Film Award Winner for the film "Showtime".
  • 2019 New York Cinematography Awards "Best Student Director" for the film "Showtime".