How One ScreenStyle Customer made it to Hollywood

Shawn Lawrence Otto lives on a 30-acre horse farm near the St Croix River in Minnesota. His wife serves in the Minnesota state legislature and they have a son in elementary school. Just a few years ago, he’d never written page one of a screenplay.

Shawn’s critically acclaimed film, HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG, adapted from the novel of the same title, has won Oscar nominations for actors Ben Kingsley and Shohreh Aghdashloo, and composer James Horner. How does one start where he did, and a few years later have a produced film with three Oscar nominations?