Shanna is a writer and filmmaker from Los Angeles. She has a master’s degree in fiction writing from USC and is a graduate of the Upright Citizen’s Brigade and iO West improv centers. She has written and/or directed over a dozen short films and comedy sketches as well as the 10-episode web series Leaving Bliss.
Her work has played at the New York Television Festival, the Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival, the Charleston International Film Festival, the Paris International Lesbian & Feminist Film Festival, and several comedy festivals around the country. She is the co-founder of the Los Angeles-based film group Just F$*!ing Shoot, which brings together professional and amateur filmmakers to create and showcase new film projects.
Shanna has performed in live storytelling shows around Los Angeles, including Stripped Stories at UCB, Slam, Story Sessions at iO West, Shine Storytelling, Sunday Sex Talks at Bar Lubisch, and The Moth StorySLAM.
Shanna loves hiking, road trips, bright colors, unexpected jokes, and painting. Her favorite time of day is 11:11 (am or pm), and her favorite food is crab legs.