Scott Shaw

Scott Shaw (born September 23, 1958 in Los Angeles, California) is an American author, martial artist, and filmmaker.[1]


Scott Shaw is an advanced martial artist.[2][3][4] He has written a number of books on the martial arts. [5][6][7] Shaw has written a number of books on Zen Buddhism and eastern philosophy.[8][9]

Shaw is an active actor and filmmaker.[10][11][12] Shaw practices a style of filmmaking where no screenplay is used to create a movie. He titled this style of filmmaking, "Zen Filmmaking." [13][14][15]


Partial bibliography

Partial filmography

  • The Roller Blade Seven (1991) (also Producer)
  • Samurai Vampire Bikers From Hell (1992) (also Producer/Director); martial art based vampire film directed by and starring Shaw.[16] released with the alternative titles, "Alexander Hell" and "Hellzone Rangers."[17]
  • The Legend of the Roller Blade Seven (1992) (also Producer)
  • Return of the Roller Blade Seven (1993) (also Producer)
  • Samurai Johnny Frankenstein (1993) (also Producer/Director)
  • Max Hell Frog Warrior (1996) (also Producer/Director) (a.k.a. Hell Comes to Frogtown III, Toad Warrior and Max Hell Comes to Frogtown)
  • Guns of El Chupacabra (1997) (also Producer)
  • Undercover X (2001) (also Producer/Director)
  • Hitman City (2003) (also Producer/Director)
  • The Rock n' Roll Cops (2003) (also Producer/Director)
  • Vampire Blvd. (2004) (also Producer/Director)
  • Super Hero Central (2004) (also Producer/Director)
  • Interview: The Documentary (2005) (Producer/Director)
  • The Final Kiss (2005) (also Producer/Director)
  • 9mm Sunrise (2006) (also Producer/Director)
  • Killer: Dead or Alive (2006) (also Producer/Director)
  • One Shot Sam (2006) (Director)
  • Vampire Noir (2007) (also Producer/Director)


  1. "Scott Shaw Biography". British Film Institute. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  2. "Scott Shaw". Black Belt Magazine. Archived from the original on 2019-08-16.
  3. "Scott Shaw's Martial Arts Biography". Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  4. "Scott Shaw Biography". It eBooks. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  5. "Scott Shaw at Simon and Schuster". Simon and Schuster. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  6. "Scott Shaw No Butts About It". Publishers Weekly.
  7. "Taekwondo Basics Scott Shaw". Tuttle Publishing. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  8. "Scott Shaw". Scribd. Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  9. "Scott Shaw Biography". It eBooks. Retrieved 2016-07-26.
  10. "Scott Shaw". AllMovie. Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  11. "Scott Shaw". Filmow. Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  12. Singer, Michael (2002). Film Directors: A Complete Guide. Lone Eagle Publishing Company. p. 345. ISBN 9781580650434.
  13. "Scott Shaw and the Art of Zen Filmmaking". Kansai Time Out Magazine.
  14. "Scott Shaw: The reason I created Zen Filmmaking was to help filmmakers actually get their films made". BZ Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  15. Adams, Michael (2010). Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies: A Film Critic's Year-Long Quest to Find the Worst Movie Ever Made. Harper Collins. pp. 301–302. ISBN 9780061806292.
  16. "Samurai Vampire Bikers From Hell". British Film Institute. Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  17. "Samurai Vampire Bikers From Hell". Movie Meter. Retrieved 2019-07-27.