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Basil is an award-winning Producer and Camera Operator whose documentary and narrative film credits include the Academy Award nominated 'Iraq In Fragments', and the Emmy winning 'Girls On The Wall'. He produced Live@Sundance, a daily one-hour live episodic series that brought audiences the official voice of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. He also co-authored 'Screenwriter's Toolkit: 101 Writing Exercises’. Previous projects have taken him through Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North America, and South America. Basil holds an MA in Mental Health Counseling and a propensity for adventure. Ask him about open-water winter swimming or freight-train hopping in the United States.

Seattle Seahawks Holiday Magic Video

The Seattle Seahawks send their wishes for a happy holiday season with a little "Holiday Magic." Directed by Basil Shadid.

A Vida Privada dos Hipopótamos

Christopher Kirk, a bored American geek, moves to Colombia to chase Escobar’s hippos. Once there, he falls in love with a beautiful and mysterious woman.

Cinematographer Ben Kasulke

A profile piece on cinematographer Ben Kasulke. Produced for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

Live@Sundance – Episode 4 of 8

8 episode daily 1-hour recap show for the Sundance Institute. Live from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

Climbing PoeTree Music Video

Song: Heart Led Rebellion

LifeWise ‘You Got This’ Commercial

Client: LifeWise. Agency: Weber Shandwick Seattle

Bed: A Place Called Home

Distributor: Cinelan. Short Documentary

Iraq In Fragments

Academy Award Nominated Documentary

How to Pan-Fry Wild Salmon

Client: Allrecipes. Series: Behind The Recipe

TV -

  • 2014 “Live@Sundance” with Sundance Institute (8 Episodes) – Producer
Music Video -

  • “Climbing PoeTree: Heart Led Rebellion” – Director, Camera, Editor
  • “Orbe Orbe: Let Me In” – Camera
Corporate -

  • “Traylor: University Link Light Rail” – Producer / Camera / Editor – Winner of 5 Awards
  • “Inrix: A History of Innovation” – Producer / Camera
  • “Genentech: Spit for the Cure” – Producer
  • “Refugee Women’s Alliance: It Takes A Village” – Producer / Camera / Editor
  • “Bedlam Bedlam: Fashion Show” – Producer / Camera / Editor
  • “Kinkisharyo: On Time & On Budget – A Seattle Light Rail Success Story” – Producer / Camera / Editor
  • “Institute For Systems Biology: A Portrait of Dr. Lee Hood” – Producer / Camera / Editor
  • Over 100+ Corporate and Non-Profit promotional and web videos through 10+ years of client work.
Commercial -

  • Seattle Seahawks Holiday Magic Video – Seattle Seahawks – Director / Producer
  • “You Got This” – 3 Broadcast Spots – LifeWise – Producer
  • “Take Back Your Lunch Hour” – 3 Web Spots – Microsoft – Producer
  • “Is It Low S (Scalability)?” – 1 Web Spot – Microsoft – Producer
  • “Dear Azure” – 3 Web Spots – Microsoft – Producer
Fiction Films -

  • Feature: “R/EVOLVE” – Producer / Writer
  • Feature: “Heart Breaks Open” – Producer / Writer
  • Short: “Put A Rainbow on It” – Gaffer / 2nd Camera
  • Short: Tying The Knot – Cinematographer
  • Short: “To Be A Heart” – Producer / Co-Director
Documentary -

  • Various – Camera Operator – I’ve traveled to 27 states and 15 countries as a documentary camera operator for various projects
  • “Drag Becomes Him” – Producer
  • “A Vida Privada dos Hipopótamos” – Co-Director of Photography
  • “Homesick” – Producer
  • “Iraq In Fragments” – Post Coordinator – Academy Award Nominated. Premiered at Sundance.
  • “Battle In Seattle: Behind The Scenes” – Camera / Seattle Production Manager
  • “Austin Unbound” – Editor / Director
  • “This Is Reteaching Gender & Sexuality” – Camera
  • “Put This On The Map” – Cinematographer
  • “Impossibility Now” – Camera / Editor
  • “University District Museum Without Walls Oral History” – Camera
  • “Overseas” – Cinematographer – Brazilian Documentary Production
  • “Walk Right In” – Camera
  • “Bed: A Place Called Home” – Distributed by Cinelan, Premiered on Hulu. – Producer / Camera / Editor
  • “Girls On The Wall” – Camera Operator / Sound – Emmy Winning
  • “Rachel” – US Line Producer – Premiered at Tribeca & Berlinale
  • “$100 & A T-Shirt” – Producer / Writer
Web Series -

  • “GM: Good Taste Tour” (2 Videos) – NW Segment Producer / Camera
  • “Army Strong Network Video Series” (51 Videos) – Producer / Camera / Editor
  • “AllRecipes: Behind The Recipe” (26 Episodes) – Producer
  • “Fierce Bodies: FierceCast” (5 Episodes) – Producer / Editor
  • “Seattle Fashion TV: Seattle Designer Profiles” (5 Epsiodes) – Producer / Camera / Editor
  • “City of Bellevue: Fit & Active” (6 Episodes) – Producer / Camera / Editor
  • “AllRecipes: Home Baking” (10 Episodes) – Producer
  • “AllRecipes: Home Canning” (20 Episodes) – Producer
  • “The People Speak @ Sundance: Readings From ‘A People’s History of the US” (5 Episodes) – Producer / Camera / Editor
  • “Microsoft: Modeling The World” – (26 videos) – Producer / Camera / Editor
  • “Microsoft: Tuesday’s With Corey” – (12 Episodes) – Producer / Editor
  • “Drunk.Naked.Love” (12 Episodes) – Producer / Camera / Editor
  • “The Wyoming Channel” (2 years, 20+ Videos) – Producer / Camera
  • “Sundance: Spotlight” (3 years, 25 Episodes) – Distributed by MovieMaker Magazine – Producer / Camera / Editor
  • “ColorsNW Magazine Features” (6 Episodes) – Producer / Camera / Editor
  • “LogoTV New Now Next” – Camera Operator (6 Videos) – Cinematographer
  • “Kill Rock Stars Music” (2 years, 52 Episodes) – Producer / Camera / Editor
Books -

  • “Screenwriter’s Toolkit: 101 Writing Exercises” – Writer
  • “On The Road To Healing” – Anthology Editor
Speaking -

  • DocuTalk Master Class with Basil Shadid – DocuTalk – Seattle, WA – May 2015
  • Big Media and Viral Experiences: Creativity Challenges – CES – Las Vegas, NV – Jan 2015
  • Packaging & Preparing Your Film for Financing – NWFF – Seattle, WA – Aug 2014
  • Pushing the Boundaries of PR: Video Innovations & Content Creation – PRSA – Seattle, WA – March 2014

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