Guy Shahar (WGA/SAG) is a Director/Producer whose production work includes the 3-Tony Nominated Ghost The Musical on Broadway; the critically acclaimed feature film Holly, starring Ron Livingston, Chris Penn, and Thuy Nguyen; the documentary Redlight, narrated by Lucy Liu, and others. His work has been released theatrically, online, on television, pay-per-view/on-demand, and in over a hundred film festivals worldwide.
As a SAG-AFTRA member he is passionately committed to the craft of acting, having studied with several teachers, including Deena Levy, with whom he taught workshops for several years at the Deena Levy Theatre Studio. Additional guest-director work for Scott Powers Studio, John Pallotta, Tom Grail Theatre Group, Arts Institute, and others, in addition to serving as a regular judge of the Manhattan Monologue Slam. He is a partner at Priority Films, where he writes, directs, and produces for film and television.
Guy started out as a classically trained child pianist and singer. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, and was invited to sing Handel's Messiah at Radio City Music Hall. At age 8, his directing career began unofficially and surprisingly, when he choreographed and staged the neighborhood kids in his own version of West Side Story--even telling his father what to do.
Years later, as a graduate of the New York Film Academy and The New School, he served as writer/director/producer of over 30 short films for the prolific Group 101, and directed a few commercials and recorded some voice-overs at Ogilvy & Mather, where he worked in Interactive for 10 years, becoming a student of the craft of marketing and Social Media skills during the time of the Internet's infancy. This complemented his directing style by adding specificity and an understanding of how people perceive information, and the best way to present that information for the greatest impact.