Shawn Ahmed is an award-winning writer and actor based out of Toronto. In 2012, Shawn co-founded Crazy Shirt Productions, with Scott Leaver and the duo have since worked on six fantastically absurd projects together. Most recently they wrote/directed, Fare Trade, a 5-part mini-series made with Bunz Trading Zone and Floating Island Entertainment. Shawn was also a founding member of the critically-acclaimed sketch troupe Fade to Brown, where he wrote, acted, and directed.
As an actor, Shawn’s work has been seen around the world both on stage and screen. Notable Film and TV credits include: Slasher (Chiller TV); Saw VI (Lionsgate); Designated Survivor (ABC); Orphan Black (BBC America); Private Eyes (Global); Ms Labelled (Slice TV); Max and Shred (Nickelodeon); Flight 93 (A&E); Rogue (Direct TV); Odd Squad (Sinking Ship); The Other Kingdom (Epitome Pictures). Theatre credits include: Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Bash’d); And Slowly Beauty… (Tarragon Theatre); Romeo and (Her) Juliet (Dauntless Theatre); Macbeth (Driftwood Theatre); A Really Bad Play (Funny Face Productions); as well as Comedy of Errors, Revolutionary Moments, and More Words! More Play! with the historic Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts.
Upcoming: In 2018 you can catch Shawn on season 3 of the hit SyFy Series, The Expanse. He will also be making his Shaw Festival debut next summer in The Cherry Orchard and How He Lied to Her Husband.