American writer and actor Paul Dawson is best known for delivering captivating and emotional performances. A young actor, Dawson’s career began in the late 1990’s with appearances in a few popular television series. His first major break came in 1999, when he appeared in The Big Kahuna alongside Kevin Spacey and Danny DeVito.
John Cameron Mitchell began his career with a variety of on and off Broadway performances, as well as some guest roles in popular television series. In 1998, Mitchell wrote, directed, and starred in his award winning Broadway musical and film, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The project inspired Mitchell to pursue more writing opportunities, allowing him to pen and direct a number of successful film projects.
Released in 2006 and directed by John Cameron Mitchell, Shortbus is a film about a group of characters who attend an underground sex/art salon to overcome their troubles. The film was nominated for many awards, and won several, such as the Best New Fiction Film at the Zurich Film Festival. Shot in New York City, the film features actors Sook-Yin Lee, Paul Dawson, Lindsay Beamish, and PJ Deboy.