Owner - Writer - Director - Editor
One of the founding fathers of Unheralded, Shea Sizemore is a writer and director whose heart is fully committed to making movies. From his humble beginnings in the world of claymation, directing a short film centered around an animated piece of poo, to directing documentaries about hurricane Katrina and superhero origin stories, Shea Sizemore is first and foremost, a storyteller.
Heavily influenced by the other artists around him and the stories they tell, Shea draws inspiration from all walks of life. Graffiti and street art, tattoo designs and comic books fill Shea’s head with creative energy, while his faith keeps his resolve strong and unwavering.
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Cinematic Influences: La Femme Nikita, Aliens, Shaun of the Dead, Intacto, Better Tomorrow 2, Brazil, The Descent, Robocop, The Princess and the Warrior, Batman Begins, The 6th Sense, Pan’s Labyrinth, Apocalypto, Black Snake Moan, Escape From New York, The Thing, Eastern Promises, The Cowboys, and The Host and anything that involves Chuck Norris. All right, so the last part is a lie – but honestly, whom doesn’t The Chuck inspire?
Other Influences: Music plays an important role in Shea’s life as he constantly finds inspiration and meaning in the songs of bands like Mewithoutyou, 16 Horsepower, Project 86, Underoath. A lover of all things sci-fi, horror and fantasy, Shea is also influenced by several works of literature such as Princess of Mars, Dark Knight Returns, I am Legend, Fables, Street Angel, Dune, Old Man and the Sea, Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner, The Zombie Survival Guide and The Maxx.
Guilty Pleasures: Graphic Novels, The Undead, BBQ Chicken Burritos, Tattoos, Cover art, Graffiti art, Fishing and working at a movie theater part-time. Okay, so that’s not really a pleasure – but the product of an obsession for cinema that can only be cured by serving popcorn and tearing ticket stubs.