about


Shal is a writer / director / editor / animator / bean enthusiast.
He splits his time between New York, Los Angeles, and Ho Chi Minh City.

For film / tv : Jordan Lonner at UTA
For commercial inquiries : Candice Staley at Acres
Or follow his shenanigans on Instagram

AWARDS / FESTIVALS
.       2020 - SXSW Film Festival - "The Box" - WINNER

·       2020 - Sundance Institute Grant - "The Box"
·       2020 - Tribeca Film Festival - "The Box"
·       2019 - Pollie Awards Gold Winner - Kevin de Leon “Our Time”
·       2018 - Tribeca Film Festival - "The Last Fisherman"
·       2017 - DUAF Official Entry - "Tangents - We All Want To Fly"
·       2012 - TED Ads Worth Spreading Winner – Sharpie – “Start With Sharpie”
·       2012 - Chicago ADDY – “Sharpie: Coffee Cup to Canvas”, In-Theatre
·       2010 - SyFy Channel - Best Short Film Winner - "The Glow of a Warm Aquarium"

PRESS / PODCASTS
·       November 2019 - Guest Lecturer for Riverdale School . I screened my film HAPA to 400 students and spoke on overcoming failure.
·       American Cinematographer Magazine - June 2019 - My film "The Last Fisherman" and my process are documented  on "Short Takes"
·       Podcasts - ART VS. COMMERCE - on Stitcher - NEXT LEVEL FILMMAKER on YouTube and Apple  Music