About Somnium

From the insightful words of Robert H. Schuller:  “What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?”

Imagine if you believed in your dreams so passionately that you never saw an obstacle, but rather, and simply, a change in route.  Because of the vision both Sean and myself share I have become that fortunate.

- Kathleen Shinn
Chief Executive Officer


In 2004 I tried to direct my first film. It was one of the worst experiences of my life. Besides being totally clueless myself, it was a nightmare trying to find a crew that would show up on a consistent basis, let alone dedicated talent. I quickly surmised that I had a lot to learn, so I reached out to the local creative community. It was disappointing to say the least. I volunteered on a few different crews and they all had the same faults: A lack of dedication to the project, a lack of dedication to each other and a creative selfishness that produced poor results every time. Luckily, I soon found my partner Kathleen Shinn and we began to build a creative family piece by piece. Somnium Productions is the result of six years of hard work and dedication to not only becoming a major creative force, but also providing a safe and conducive environment for artistic expression. We’ve built something that is much more than a film crew or a creative collective.  We’ve truly built a family and for that I am extremely proud.

- Sean Jackson
Chief Operating Officer, Director of Creative Development