Shawn M. Foster is an American music video, film, and television director.
His short film, White Pony, was a major contribution to the worldwide success of the Deftones record of the same name. Quickly after, he directed videos for a wide range of artists and genres including The Warlocks, Gaunt, Drive-By Truckers, Chevelle, Stabbing Westward, Tim Easton, Sugarcult, The Sun, Enemy, Taproot, Johnathan Rice, Caleb Kane and the Gram Parsons Tribute Documentary, featuring Elvis Costello, Steve Earle, Norah Jones, Keith Richards, and Dwight Yokham, among others.
He also helmed the directing teams ELEANOR, (with Michael Barnett) and CITIZENS OF TOMORROW (with Craig Bernard).
Formerly. one of the founding partners at Boulevard Industries, he moved from Boulevard to direct for television and film, completing the HBO episodic series, Zane's Sex Chronicles in 2009 & 2010. Z.S.C., is written by New York Times best- selling author Zane and produced by Oscar nominee, two-time Emmy winner Suzanne de Passe. Before Boulevard, he was a multi-nominated MVPA director at Palomar Pictures and A Few Miles North. Preceding Palomar, he ran Naked, with fellow director, Marc Webb. (500) Days of Summer / The Amazing Spider-Man). He is currently in pre-production for the short film,Nancy Boy, a script he co-wrote with Adam Rose, with music composed by Troy Van Leeuwen, and shooting early 2012.
Raised in Columbus, Ohio, he now lives in Los Angeles, California.