BIOGRAPHY


Michael Shaws television credits include the first two seasons of the critically acclaimed AMC series "LODGE 49", the first two seasons of the hit series "BILLIONS" for Showtime, the first three seasons of “ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK” for Netflix and the first three seasons of “THE BIG C” staring Laura Linney for Showtime as well as over 75 commercials.

His impressive feature film design credits include the award winning “Boys Don’t Cry” for which Hilary Swank won her first Oscar, “You Can Count on Me” starring Laura Linney and Mark Ruffalo, “A Home At The End Of The World” based on Pulitzer prize winning author, Michael Cunningham’s book starring Colin Farrell and Robin Wright, “AugustRush” with Robin Williams and Freddy Highmore and “Copout” staring Bruce Willis.

Michael settled in New York City after studying painting, sculpture & film at the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA cum laude). While constructing scenery by day to support his fine art career by night, one of Michael’s first design jobs; a short film titled “THE ROOM” won top prizes at Cannes, Sundance and MOMA in 1993. Once bitten, Michael realized Production Design was the perfect career to mold all his creative interests under one roof. Consequently, Michael approaches every film as an artist.

He has just completed a new feature film "The Tiger Rises" staring Queen Latifah and Dennis Quaid.

Michael lives in Nyack, New York in an 1868 house overlooking the Hudson River with his wife, producer Jill Footlick and dog Wilson.


 

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