So, nametag is supposed to be two words? Says who, the grammar nanny? Beyond the Nametag Productions is an independent visual media company founded by Shawn Montgomery in 2006 as an entity to launch content in line with his vision for entertainment: provocative, emotional and surreal content that informs. Something for those who live behind a name tag, but content that will wake them up to a higher state of consciousness.
Since then, Shawn and his company have been involved with several short films, music videos and commercials, with room to expand and spread our wings in 2014. Plans are developing to self finance and distribute short content through multiple platforms to take advantage of niche audiences across all forms of entertainment devices. Hoping to capitalize on the latest streaming trends, Beyond the Nametag Productions is working on developing cutting edge visual media for all generations, with emphasis on reaching Millennials.
Shawn was born and raised in Woodstock, IL, graduated from Columbia College Chicago and relocated to Los Angeles in 2008 with the Semester in L.A. Directing program through the school. He was able to segue that experience into a full time Production Assistant position on “Bring it On: Fight to the Finish” for Universal Home Video. Eventually this led him to an opportunity to P.A. on the hit reality series “The Girls Next Door” which turned into years of work and a vertical move to Production Coordinator for two seasons of “Kendra”.
His focus is now in feature post production as the Post Production Coordinator for WWE Studios, the film department of World Wrestling Entertainment, the same company and colleagues he once interned for at the beginning of his move to Los Angeles. We have become a rising star in the independent film studio world, working on co-productions with Lionsgate Films, Fox Home Entertainment, Tri-Star Pictures and ABC Family. When he’s not throwing it down in the post production world, he is working on putting together his next project for Beyond the Nametag Productions.
In his spare time he enjoys writing, directing and editing his own short films, music videos and commercials while currently spending some time learning After Effects and DaVinci Resolve (he maintains that any tips are appreciated).