Shawn Ku

Shawn Ku’s latest feature, A Score to Settle starring Nicolas Cage, is now in theaters through RLJE Films. His feature directorial debut, Beautiful Boy (which he co-wrote), garnered Toronto International Film Festival’s prestigious FIPRESCI Prize. His cult favorite student short film Pretty Dead Girl, a musical necromance, is currently being developed into a full-length stage musical production with Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang. Shawn wrote the screenplays Thanksgiving, which is going into production in Mexico this year, and Feel the Beat for Netflix, which is currently in production. As an actor, Shawn won an AFI FEST Jury Prize for his performance in the internationally acclaimed feature Samsara (which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on 9/11). Prior to his career in film, he performed on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning productions of Miss Saigon, The King and I and Fosse. Shawn earned his MFA in Film Production from the University of Southern California and his undergraduate Chemistry degree from Harvard University.


A Father-Son Story

By Shawn Ku | August 14, 2019

A Father-Son Story

For A Score to Settle director Shawn Ku, the themes of his films connect deeply to his own relationship with his father.