Blind Faith Productions is a company built on passion and creativity.
Based out of Fredericton, New Brunswick, we are a group of individuals dedicated to producing inspiring live theatre, new and exciting works by local filmmakers, and special events. We seek out unique collaborations and partnerships, and pride ourselves in maintaining a positive and creative working environment.
Shawn Henry, Artistic Producer
Shawn is an actor, singer, writer, and director born and raised in Fredericton, New Brunswick. His foray into the world of the performing arts began at the age of 12 with the song and dance troupe Characters Incorporated. Though they traveled the world, it was through that group that he began to cherish the artistic community that exists in New Brunswick. Shawn holds a Bachelor of Music from Dalhousie University, and taught music in Toronto for 15 years before returning home to Fredericton a few years ago. A member of the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Cooperative, Shawn was the recipient of the NB Joy Film Award and the Short Film Venture Award for his short film script Il Sole (currently in post-production) at The Silver Wave Film Festival.
Shawn’s observance of the deep connectivity of people in this community is what prompted him to found Blind Faith Productions. The name truly resonates with Shawn as to why he returned to New Brunswick – acting solely on the feeling that great things awaited him. In August 2013, the company debuted their first theatrical production when Next To Normal opened to rave reviews and nearly sold out audiences.
Shawn also recently directed the final instalment of Christmas @theplayhouse as well as Tonight’s the Night: An Evening of Comedy and Song – a fundraiser for The York Foundation which featured prominent New Brunswick artists. Most recently he served as music director for St. Thomas University’s production of Spring Awakening, directed by Dawn Sadoway, and is currently the Executive Director of the NB Choral Federation.
Jill is an actor, singer, production designer, visual artist and marketing/communications professional. Born and raised in Fredericton, New Brunswick, her passion for music and theatre was fostered throughout her school years and during her time with song and dance troupe Brunswick Spirit. She’s performed in several shows with Theatre St. Thomas, the Gilbert & Sullivan Society, Mostly The Moment Theatre Co., and aBunchOfUs Productions. She’s also performed in Christmas @theplayhouse (The Fredericton Playhouse), Hooray for Hollywood! (Theatre New Brunswick Foundation Gala), and Tonight’s the Night: An Evening of Comedy and Song (York Foundation Fundraiser).
A graduate of St. Thomas University and the Digital Communications program at NBCC, Jill has worked as a graphic designer and marketing professional for 15 years. Her experience as a visual artist also fostered her ability as a production and costume designer for several years with Christmas @theplayhouse and theatre groups such as aBunchOfUs Productions, which she co-founded with Megan DeCourcey. Jill also sings with the Little City Big Band, a high-energy showband made up of some of the region’s finest musicians.
Jill is thrilled to be able to help Shawn realize his vision with Blind Faith Productions and to celebrate a shared passion for creativity and art.