|Stompercise (2000)||50% net profit sales|
Mr. Shannon W. Rawls, is a movie-maker who loves to keep the audience in his grip. His artistic signature is an elaborate visual style, developed through years of entertainment experience. His motion pictures take us on fantastic voyages, and when we leave the screen, the unforgettable characters, thrilled by the great stories and fascinated by the new experiences...deepen us. In today's Hollywood, he performs as a great team member by initiating, producing, and sometimes directing highly commercial projects. What Shannon Rawls' projects have in common is what his concepts have always shared, great characters playing out great stories. When the picture reaches the screen, it exemplifies what his shows have always given us, stories told with visual style and enthusiasm, cinematic journeys that absorb and hold us from fade in to fade out.
Shannon W. Rawls is the youngest of his four half brothers and one half sister. Born the only produced child of his parents, Shannon has always been considered a 'special' boy because of the advanced intelligence for his age.
Born June 9th, 1972 in the city of Hollywood California, Shannon's parents moved from South Los Angeles to the San Fernando Valley when he was 3 years old. His father was an educator for the Los Angeles Unified School District for 42 years while his mother was employed with the County of Los Angeles for 24 years. Graduating from high school at the young age of 16, Shannon immediately attended CSU Cal Poly Pomona planning to be a computer analyst. He lived in the Cal Poly dormitories for one year and decided to check out with hopes of attending a University closer to home. While in the midst of a one year transition, his plans of transferring to CSU, Northridge in 1991 was canceled when his best friend decided to follow his fathers footsteps by joining the Army. Shannon, as spontaneous as he is, quickly made the decision to join the Armed Forces too, and pledged his allegiance to the US Service on December 14th 1991 where he and his battle buddy served a 3 year active term and 4 years of active reserve.
Gaining extensive computer and management skills during the early 90s from living in various countries and states all over the globe (including Africa for 9 months) Shannon harnessed the knowledge of business and entertainment and gained the ability to be-friend almost anybody by becoming a professional in public speaking and relations. After his honorable discharge from active military duty in 1994, Shannon auditioned for a television show on a dare that would launch his love for performing arts while utilizing the latest technologies in film. After being accepted on the show this began what would become his professional training. Between 1994 and 1996 Shannon continued his higher education by attending LAVC. In 1996, his best friend began his film training at the prestigious USC Film School to become a Film Director. Casting Shannon in small film roles and, subsequently, Shannon has since then worked in nearly every venue of the entertainment business. During the same semester, Shannon transferred to CSU Long Beach to complete his undergraduate studies in Management Information Systems, where he met his extended family of brothers, the honorable men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Pledging into the fraternity, Shannon befriended many wonderful individuals who has since made his career rewarding and exciting.
Whether in regional television shows or national media, Shannon had always attempted to balance his love of communication with an audience with the demands of managing his newly found business ventures in Technology and Entertainment.
Launching his own business in 1999, "Rawls Enterprises", a spin off of what his parents had already created in the late 70s, Rawls Enterprises had become the umbrella company for a few divisions covering various genre's of work. From computer sales and Internet technology to talent management agency and motion pictures, Shannon has incorporated his love of the camera with his ability to manage both talent and technology through contact and acquisition.
His motion picture production company, "BeOut! Media Group", later changed to "Cinema Hill", debuted in 2000 by co-producing "Stompercise" for Operation Victory. Since then Cinema Hill has come to create over 30+ motion picture projects ranging from feature films, music videos, commercials and now episodic television series.
Shannon is a huge advocate of digital acquisition and is considered by many a semi-authority on electronic filmmaking formats such as High Definition, 2K and 4K digital intermediate. This is prevalent in his founding of the "International Digital Video & High Definition Film Festival" in April 2003.
Shannon's greatest role is to God and his parents. He is now focusing on his entertainment career and balancing life and liberty.