Brightlight Pictures Inc.
Launched in 2001, Brightlight Pictures develops, packages, and produces independent feature films and television projects. Brightlight's president, Shawn Williamson, has produced more than 100 productions in the last 17 years, over 75 with Brightlight Pictures, including WHITE NOISE (Michael Keaton) which has grossed over $100 million since its world-wide theatrical release in 2005.
Shawn is currently producing the second season of the Fox television series WAYWARD PINES (Jason Patric, Hope Davis) and just completed LOOKINGLASS (Robert Kazinsky, Tim DeKay) for 20th Century Fox. Recently, he produced the feature film COLOSSAL (Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis) with Voltage Pictures, THE 9TH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX (Jamie Dornan, Aaron Paul) with Miramax and a remake of ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING for Disney.
Williamson has worked as an executive producer on the feature film THE INTERVIEW (Seth Rogen, James Franco) for Columbia Pictures, HORNS (Daniel Radcliffe) for Mandalay and Red Granite Pictures, 50/50 (Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt), and THE COMPANY YOU KEEP, a Sony Pictures Classics directed by Robert Redford and starring Robert Redford, Susan Sarandon and Shia LaBeouf.
Brightlight also developed, packaged, and produced MR. HOCKEY: THE GORDIE HOWE STORY in partnership with Inferno Pictures and Baldwin Entertainment for the CBC and Hallmark Channel. Other feature producing credits include THE POSSESSION (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick) for Mandate Pictures and Lions Gate Films, WHITE NOISE 2: THE LIGHT (Nathan Fillion, Katee Sackhoff), IN THE NAME OF THE KING (Jason Statham), 88 MINUTES (Al Pacino), WICKER MAN (Nicolas Cage), SLITHER with Gold Circle Films and Universal, and APOLLO 18 for the Weinstein Company.
Brightlight also produced POSSESSION (Sarah Michelle Gellar) for the Yari Film Group, PASSENGERS (Anne Hathaway) for Mandate Pictures, and the feature film FAR CRY, based on the video game of the same name.
Brightlight's television credits include the series WITCHES OF EAST END (Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan- Tatum) for Lifetime/Fox 21, RUSH (Tom Ellis) for USA/Fox 21, SAVED for TNT and Fox 21, ABOUT A GIRL for MTV's The N Network and Global Television, and SEARCH AND RESCUE with Global and distributed by Lions Gate, season one of which was the highest rated Canadian dramatic series in the spring of 2008. Brightlight also produced the CTV/Space Channel series STORMWORLD, an Australian/Singaporean/Canadian Treaty Co- production shot in Perth, Broome, Singapore and Vancouver.
Brightlight's UK/Canada feature co-production FIFTY DEAD MEN WALKING (Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess, Kevin Zegers) had its world premiere as a Gala Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2008 and was released theatrically in the summer of 2009. Brightlight also produced FRANKIE & ALICE (Halle Berry, Stellan Skarsgard) and the feature film GUNLESS, a comedy western co-produced with Rhombus Media and distributed by Alliance films, starring Paul Gross, Sienna Guillory and Graham Greene.