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Shawn Ku is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter American

Shawn Ku

Shawn Ku
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Nationality USA
Birth at New Jersey (USA)

Shawn Ku is a U.S. choreographer and motion picture director. He has also danced on Broadway, and acted in an independent feature-length film. Inspired by his family's personal connection to the Virginia Tech shooting and unexpected death of a visiting friend, Shawn Ku developed his 2010 film "Beautiful Boy" from those experiences.

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Filmography of Shawn Ku (5 films)

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Actor

Samsara
Samsara (2001)
, 2h25
Origin German
Genres Drama, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about Tibet, Films about Buddhism
Actors Shawn Ku, Christy Chung, Jampa Kalsang Tamang
Roles Tashi
Rating77% 3.8964153.8964153.8964153.8964153.896415
Tashi (Shawn Ku) began his training as a Buddhist monk at the age of five. Twenty years later, he emerges from a three year solitary meditation, for which he is awarded the degree of khenpo by the rinpoche. When Tashi begins to have wet dreams his relationships at the temple become strained. On an official visit, he stays with a farmer and meets Pema, the farmer's daughter. He leaves monastic life, returning to the farm, where he joins the migrant workers for the harvest. After another encounter with Pema, they marry. They later have a son, Karma(Tenzin Tashi).

Director

A Score to Settle, 1h43
Directed by Shawn Ku
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Nicolas Cage, Benjamin Bratt, Karolina I. Wydra, Ian Tracey, Nicole Muñoz
Rating47% 2.3542.3542.3542.3542.354
Après 19 ans passés derrière les barreaux pour un crime qu'il n'a pas commis, Frank est libéré en raison d'une maladie incurable. Sachant qu'il ne lui reste que peu de temps à vivre, il décide d'essayer de se racheter aux yeux de Joey, son fils qu'il n'a pas vu grandir, tout en traquant ses anciens complices. Il les tient en effet pour responsable de son emprisonnement et se montre déterminé à les faire payer un par un cette trahison.
Seeds of Yesterday, 1h26
Directed by Shawn Ku
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Jason Lewis, Sammi Hanratty, James David Maslow Burge, Rachael Carpani, Leah Gibson, Nikohl Boosheri
Rating58% 2.9168452.9168452.9168452.9168452.916845
Bart, désormais âgé de vingt-cinq ans, hérite de Foxworth, qu’il restaure entièrement. À l’occasion de son anniversaire, il organise une fête à Foxworth Hall et convie toute sa famille. Hélas, rien ne se passe comme prévu et son frère, Jory, se blesse gravement en dansant et devient paralysé. Cet accident donne libre cours à la jalousie et à la compétition qui anime les deux frères. Bart voit ressurgir ses vieux démons tandis qu’il essaie désespérément de résister à sa sœur adoptive, Cindy. Cathy et Christopher doivent à nouveau faire face à la malédiction qui s’abat sur leur famille depuis des générations et qui empêchent leurs enfants d’être, enfin, heureux
Beautiful Boy
Directed by Shawn Ku
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about school violence
Actors Michael Sheen, Maria Bello, Alan Tudyk, Moon Bloodgood, Kyle Gallner, Austin Nichols
Rating65% 3.2972253.2972253.2972253.2972253.297225
The film opens up with home videos of a husband and wife at the beach with their young son. A young man reads a short story about a boy and girl; saying that they didn't know it, but their lives would one day irrevocably change. Bill (Michael Sheen) and Kate (Maria Bello) are a married couple who are tightly wound and devoted to their work. Bill is a businessman, and Kate proofreads books for a living. The only thing keeping them together is their eighteen-year-old son Sam (Kyle Gallner), who is having trouble adjusting to college.
The American Mall, 1h40
Directed by Shawn Ku
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Téléfilm musical
Actors Nina Dobrev, Autumn Reeser, Bianca Collins, Rob Mayes, Al Sapienza, Brooke Lyons
Rating47% 2.3641852.3641852.3641852.3641852.364185
La jeune chanteuse Ally rencontre Joey, un rock star. Mais la jeune fille doit aider sa mère, dont son magasin est au bord de la faillite, alors que Madison, amoureuse de Joey, en profite.

Scriptwriter

Beautiful Boy
Directed by Shawn Ku
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about school violence
Actors Michael Sheen, Maria Bello, Alan Tudyk, Moon Bloodgood, Kyle Gallner, Austin Nichols
Rating65% 3.2972253.2972253.2972253.2972253.297225
The film opens up with home videos of a husband and wife at the beach with their young son. A young man reads a short story about a boy and girl; saying that they didn't know it, but their lives would one day irrevocably change. Bill (Michael Sheen) and Kate (Maria Bello) are a married couple who are tightly wound and devoted to their work. Bill is a businessman, and Kate proofreads books for a living. The only thing keeping them together is their eighteen-year-old son Sam (Kyle Gallner), who is having trouble adjusting to college.