Shaun Rose was born on December 23rd, 1985, in Saratoga Springs, NY. Around the age of 14, he started to develop a strong love for movies and the filmmaking process. Frequent visits to the local video store fed his growing interest and by the age of 16-17, he started writing his 1st screenplays. Due to inexperience both behind and in front of the camera, as well as the lack of a dedicated supporting cast, he didn't get around to completing his 1st film until 2009 at the age of 23. The result was "Fine Line," a production that saw him rely heavily on the help of his family to complete. His father, Bruce Rose Sr., was credited as co-producer/ writer/ director and even played a part alongside his son. The film was largely a learning experience for Shaun, as he feels it helped him gain a strong grasp of what the process is about. Even with his amateur status, the film got accepted by the NYIIFVF and screened on March 3rd, 2010. Also in 2009, his 2nd feature "Blocked and Sidetracked," was completed. Considered an improvement over the last, it was yet another learning experience. However, this film was also accepted by the NYIIFVF and screened on July 27th, 2010. He was 24.
Thick into the schooling experience and working a full-time job, the opportunity for more personal projects was hard to come by. An attempt to squeeze in a filmed version of "Summer Daze" was quickly abandoned due to time constraints and issues over the physicality of the role. Several student shorts were made in this time period that were well received by his professors and fellow classmates. These include "Without Her" and "Heavy," both in 2013. In March of 2014, a window opened up in his school/ work schedule and he started work on his 3rd feature. Originally titled "I," it was his most personal and ambitious project yet. A brief break from that produced another student short called "Without Him." It served as a companion piece to his earlier short "Without Her" and was also well received by his peers. Following the end of that semester, production picked up heavily on "I" again, but then a location change and laptop crash halted the production. Even after the return of his repaired laptop and salvaged editorial work on the film, severe creative block prevented further work on the film for over 2 years. In the meantime, he obtained his AA degree in film directing.
In April 2016, after over 2 years without any solid progress towards a finished product, Shaun picked up work on the film again, renamed it "Upstate Story" and finished it in mid 2018.
Winner- Best Narrative Feature
Upstate Story
International New York Film Festival
New York City, New York
2019
Winner- Best Voice-Over
Upstate Story
World Premiere Film Awards
Ottawa, Ontario
2019
Winner- Best Produced Screenplay
Upstate Story
World Premiere Film Awards
Ottawa, Ontario
2019
Winner- Best Comedy Feature
Upstate Story
World Premiere Film Awards
Ottawa, Ontario
2019
Winner- Best Voice- Over
Upstate Story
Flicks Film Festival
Fulham, England
2019
Winner-Best Produced Screenplay
Upstate Story
Flicks Film Festival
Fulham, England
2019
Winner- Best Drama
Upstate Story
Flicks Film Festival
Fulham, England
2019
Winner- Comedy Feature
Upstate Story
Cinema World Fest Awards
Ottawa, Ontario
2019
Winner- Produced Screenplay
Upstate Story
Cinema World Fest Awards
Ottawa, Ontario
2019
Semi- Finalist- Best Actor
Upstate Story
Aphrodite Film Awards
NYC, NY
2019
Semi- Finalist- Best Fiction Director
Upstate Story
Aphrodite Film Awards
NYC, NY
2019
Semi- Finalist- Best Feature Fiction
Upstate Story
Aphrodite Film Awards
NYC, NY
2019
Winner- Diamond Award- Best Original Score
Upstate Story
Pinnacle Film Awards
Hollywood Hills, CA
2019
Winner- Platinum Award- Best Screenplay
Upstate Story
Pinnacle Film Awards
Hollywood Hills, CA
2019
Winner- Diamond Award- Best Actor
Upstate Story
Pinnacle Film Awards
Hollywood Hills, CA
2019
Winner- Diamond Award- Best Director
Upstate Story
Pinnacle Film Awards
Hollywood Hills, CA
2019
Nominated- Best Actor
Upstate Story
Top Indie Film Awards
2019
Winner- Platinum Award- Best Narrator
Upstate Story
Royal Wolf Film Awards
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Winner- Gold Award- Best Original Music Score
Upstate Story
Royal Wolf Film Awards
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Winner- Gold Award- Best Screenplay Feature
Upstate Story
Royal Wolf Film Awards
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Winner- Platinum Award- Best Actor
Upstate Story
Royal Wolf Film Awards
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Winner- Gold Award- Best Director
Upstate Story
Royal Wolf Film Awards
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Winner- Platinum Award- Best Feature Film
Upstate Story
Royal Wolf Film Awards
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Winner- Best of the Month
Upstate Story
Royal Wolf Film Awards
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Nominated- Best Film Score
Upstate Story
Barcelona Planet Film Festival
Barcelona
2019
Nominated- Best Screenplay
Upstate Story
Barcelona Planet Film Festival
Barcelona
2019
Winner- Best Man Filmmaker
Upstate Story
Barcelona Planet Film Festival
Barcelona
2019
Winner- Best Amateur Film
Upstate Story
Calcutta International Cult film Festival
Kolkata, West Bengal
2019
Winner- Audience Choice Award- Best Music Score
Upstate Story
L'age d'Or International Arthouse Film Festival
Kolkata, West Bengal
2019
Winner- Honourable Mention Award- Best Actor
Upstate Story
L'age d'Or International Arthouse Film Festival
Kolkata, West Bengal
2019
Winner- Audience Choice Award- Best Director
Upstate Story
L'age d'Or International Arthouse Film Festival
Kolkata, West Bengal
2019
Winner- Critics Choice Award- Best Amateur Film
Upstate Story
L'Age d'Or International Arthouse Film Festival
Kolkata, West Bengal
2019
Winner- Gold Award- Best Feature Film
Upstate Story
Pinnacle Film Awards
Hollywood Hills, CA
2019
Winner- Feature Film Silver Award
Upstate Story
CINEMAFEST 2018
Ellington, NY
2018
Nominated- Best Feature Film Made For Less Than $5,000
Upstate Story
Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards
2018
Nominated- Best Drama
Upstate Story
Alternative Film Festival
Toronto, Ontario
2018
Winner- Award of Excellence- Direction
Upstate Story
Depth of Field International Film Festival
Nassau, Delaware
2018
Winner- Award of Exceptional Merit- Original Score
Upstate Story
Depth of Field International Film Festival
Nassau, Delaware
2018
Winner- Award of Exceptional Merit- Script Writer
Upstate Story
Depth of Field International Film Festival
Nassau, Delaware
2018
Winner- Award of Exceptional Merit- Zero Budget
Upstate Story
Depth of Field International Film Festival
Nassau, Delaware
2018
Nominated- Best Music Score
Upstate Story
Golden Galaxy Award
Kolkata, West Bengal
2018
Nominated- Best Director
Upstate Story
Golden Galaxy Award
Kolkata, West Bengal
2018
Nominated- Best Amateur Film
Upstate Story
Golden Galaxy Awards
Kolkata, West Bengal
2018
Nominated- No Budget Spirit
Upstate Story
Top Indie Film Awards
2018
Nominated- Best Music
Upstate Story
Top Indie Film Awards
2018
Nominated- Best Writing
Upstate Story
Top Indie Film Awards
2018
Nominated- Best Director
Upstate Story
Top Indie Film Awards
2018
Nominated- Best Music Score
Upstate Story
Cult Critic Movie Awards
Kolkata, West Bengal
2018
Winner- 2nd Place Audience Award
Upstate Story
12 Months Film Festival
2018
Nominated- Best Director
Upstate Story
Cult Critic Movie Awards
Kolkata, West Bengal
2018
Winner- Best Amateur Film
Upstate Story
Cult Critic Movie Awards
Kolkata, West Bengal
2018
Winner- Best Indie Feature
Upstate Story
South Film and Arts Academy Festival
Rancangua
2018
Winner- Special Mention Prize: Social Conscious Filmmaking
Upstate Story
Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards
2018
Official Selection
Upstate Story
Lake George Film Festival
Lake George, NY
2018
Winner- Gold Award- Best Music Score
Upstate Story
Virgin Spring Cinefest
Kolkata, West Bengal
2018
Winner- Gold Award- Best Director
Upstate Story
Virgin Spring Cinefest
Kolkata, West Bengal
2018
Winner- Gold Award- Best Amateur Film
Upstate Story
Virgin Spring Cinefest
Kolkata, West Bengal
2018
Winner- Best Indie Half-Length Film
Upstate Story
Five Continents International Film Festival
2018
Winner- Best Feature Fiction
Upstate Story
12 Months Film Festival
2018
Nominated- Best Actor
Upstate Story
Cult Critic Movie Awards
Kolkata, West Bengal
2018
Finalist- Best Indie Film
Upstate Story
Oniros Film Awards
Aosta
Semi-Finalist
Upstate Story
Los Angeles Cinefest
Los Angeles, CA
Winner- Honorable Mention- Best Indie Film
Upstate Story
Oniros Film Awards
Aosta
Winner- Best Indie Film
Upstate Story
Global Film Festival Awards
Los Angeles, CA
Winner- Honorable Mention- Best Indie Filmmaker
Upstate Story
Global Film Festival Awards
Los Angeles, CA
College
Academy OF Art University
Film Directing
Birth Date
December 23, 1985
Birth City
Saratoga Springs
Current City
Ballston Spa
Hometown
Saratoga Springs
Height
6'2"
Gender
Male
Eye Color
Blue
Zodiac Sign
Capricorn
Children
2