Shaun Vivaris is a New York-raised writer/director who found a home in Los Angeles, even though the pizza is nowhere near as good. He directs films, branded content, and music videos for both commercial and independent clients including Extreme Reach, Oracle, Film14, and NYCLife.

His sci-fi short COOKING WITH VENUS, screened at SciFi London and won the Canal+ Award at the 2014 Tres Court Festival in France, and his dark comedy SAFARI TIME was selected for Comcast’s Best of PAAFF’15 collection.

In 2016, he ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to make THE CUP OF WRATH, which premiered at the 69th Cannes Short Film Corner and earned him a Best Director nomination at the 2017 North Hollywood Cinefest.

His latest short A TIME TO BLEED, funded by VC and Laika Studios through the AWC Film Fellowship, premiered at the 33rd LA Asian Pacific Film Festival.

Shaun is currently focusing on a feature film.  But he's always looking for exciting projects and good people to work with. If you have either, let him know!