Instructor II of Art & Media
MFA, University of South Florida
Phone: (813) 974-9259
Office: FAH 262
Shawn Cheatham makes films that illuminate those who institute and control knowledge. They also try to make people fall in love. “Eulogy” (2017) is a still of a khaki-clad, old man, shuffling toward an arid mountain range. The short film of the same title is a poetic meditation on a man’s bitter renaissance after the death of his wife.
Cheatham’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in such venues as the New York Short Film Festival, The Toronto International Film and Video Awards, and the Tromanale Festival in Berlin. He directs QA Productions. Cheatham received an Individual Artist Grant from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. He studied film and media at the University of Florida and received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of South Florida.