Educated in an English Benedictine boarding school Shaun Severi came to Paris in the early 90s’ to study at ESAG Penningen art school and never left. He learned the ropes of the advertising world as an Art Director at Ogilvy but after three years, made his way back to his first love, filmmaking, in 2011 Shaun also got a degree in screenwriting from the prestigious UCLA Film School in Los Angeles.
Shaun’s first films for VW and Amnesty won him several Lions in Cannes and launched his career as an advertising director. In parallel, he has been working on his own projects, writing and directing two short films, the award winning “CITIZEN versus KANE” and recently “There’s no “I” in team” which was selected by the Agence du Court metrage as the pick of the crop for the 2011 Cannes short film corner. He also completed the pilot and first few episodes for a short form program “No Working Job”.
Shaun continues to work as an advertising director for such blue chip brands as Renault, L’Oreal, Ford, Decathlon, Pioneer, Opel, Nissan, McDonalds, Visual and Eram and is now working with Wanda to develop his passion for comedy and dialogue in his future commercial films.