Brightlight Pictures Inc. is a Canadian film production and television production company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


Brightlight Pictures develops, packages and produces independent feature films and television projects. Brightlight's Chairman, Shawn Williamson, has produced more than 90 productions in the last 15 years and over 35 productions since launching Brightlight in 2001, including White Noise starring Michael Keaton, which has grossed over $100 million since its world-wide theatrical release in 2005. Recently, Williamson has worked as a producer on the feature film Horns starring Daniel Radcliffe, for Mandalay Pictures and Red Granite Pictures; 50/50 starring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt; and The Company You Keep, a Sony Pictures Classics release for spring 2013 directed by Robert Redford and starring Redford and Shia LaBeouf.

Brightlight also developed, packaged and produced Mr. Hockey, The Gordie Howe Story in partnership with Inferno Pictures and Balwin Entertainment for the CBC and Hallmark Channel. Other feature producing credits include The Possession starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick for Mandate Pictures and Lions Gate Films; White Noise 2: The Light starring Nathan Fillion and Katee Sackhoff with Gold Circle Films; In the Name of the King starring Jason Statham; 88 Minutes starring Al Pacino; The Wicker Man starring Nicolas Cage for Nu Image/Millennium Films and Emmett/Furla Films; Slither with Gold Circle Films and Universal and Apollo 18 for The Weinstein Company. Brightlight also produced Possession starring Sarah Michelle Gellar for the Yari Film Group; Passengers starring Anne Hathaway for Mandate Pictures and the feature film Far Cry, based on the video game of the same name.

Brightlight's television credits include the TV series Saved for TNT and Fox 21; About a Girl for MTV's TeenNick Network and Global Television; and Search and Rescue with Halifax Films and distributed by Lions Gate, Season One of which was the highest rated Canadian dramatic series in the spring of 2008. Brightlight also produced the CTV/Space Channel series Stormworld, an Australian/Singaporean/Canadian Treaty co-production shot in Perth, Broome, Singapore and Vancouver.

Brightlight's UK/Canada feature co-production Fifty Dead Men Walking starring Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess and Kevin Zegers had its world premiere as a Gala Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2008 and was released theatrically in the summer of 2009. Brightlight also produced Frankie & Alice starring Halle Berry and Stellan Skarsgard and the feature film Gunless, a comedy western co-produced with Niv Fichman's Rhombus Media and distributed by Alliance Films starring Paul Gross, Sienna Guillory and Graham Greene.

Brightlight Pictures productions

Brightlight Pictures
  • Ninja Gaiden (TBA)
  • The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2015)
  • Horns (2013)
  • Mr. Hockey, The Gordie Howe Story (2013) (TV)
  • Profile for Murder (2013) (TV)
  • The Trainer (2013) (TV)
  • The Company You Keep (2012)
  • Delete (2012) (TV)
  • In the Name of the King: Two Worlds (2011)
  • Shooting Gunless (2010) (TV)
  • Raging Boll (2010)
  • Gunless (2010)
  • BloodRayne: The Third Reich (2010)
  • Frankie & Alice (2008)
  • The Final Storm (2008)
  • The Guard (2008) (TV)
  • Rampage (2008)
  • The Thaw (2008)
  • Stormworld (2008) (TV)
  • Mistresses (2008) (TV)
  • Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)
  • Far Cry (2008)
  • About A Girl (2008)
  • Postal (2007)
  • They Wait (2007)
  • American Venus (2007)
  • BloodRayne II: Deliverance (2007)
  • A.M.P.E.D. (2007) (TV)
  • White Noise 2: The Light (2007)
  • Slither (2006)
  • Saved (2006) (TV)
  • Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep (2006)
  • In the Name of the King (2006)
  • The Wicker Man (2006)
  • 88 Minutes (2006)
  • BloodRayne (2006)
  • Edison (2005)
  • How to Make a Canadian Film (2005)
  • The Long Weekend (2005)
  • Marker (2005) (TV)
  • Alone in the Dark (2005)
  • White Noise (2005)
  • Johnny Tootall (2005) (TV)
  • Severed: Forest of the Dead (2005)
  • Pink Ludoos (2004)
  • Going the Distance (2004)
  • Lies Like Truth (2004)
  • Cable Beach (2004) (TV)
  • Mob Princess (2003) (TV)
  • Alienated (2003) (TV)
  • House of the Dead (2003)
  • Punch (2002)
  • Try Seventeen (2002)

External links

Brightlight Pictures
  • Brightlight Pictures at the Internet Movie Database
  • Brightlight Pictures official website

Brightlight Pictures

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