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About Shawn Antoine II


Shawn Antoine II is a filmmaker hailing from Harlem, NY, with an innate passion for storytelling. As a child, he began editing videos of his youth football games, demonstrating his early talent for the craft. After playing football and studying public relations at the University of Rhode Island, Shawn produced and directed his short film, SHOWTIME, which affirmed his calling in filmmaking after screening at 50 film festivals and being acquired by Magic Johnson's ASPIRE TV. He is currently immersed in the pursuit of his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree at Northwestern University.


Shawn's career extends beyond the film industry. In 2020, he was appointed Director of Admissions at Cardinal Hayes High School, his alma mater, making him one of the youngest directors of admissions in the country.


Shawn's credits as an assistant to producers and directors include The Penguin (HBO MAX), The Blacklist (NBC), Really Love (NETFLIX). His films have screened most notably at Lincoln Center, DOC NYC, FOX Soul, GOOGLE, St Louis International Film Festival, San Diego Film Festival, Pan African Film Festival and many more. 

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