Recent Work

Next Cycle

"Next Cycle" is a short film about trying to get pregnant in your 30s. Written and directed by Steve Yager and starring Shanna Micko and Steve Yager.


Vegans is a comedy short about a man who loves his produce and what becomes of the organic masterpiece he creates.


Shanna is in mourning. Her sister, Melanie, died suddenly just a few weeks ago.


When two friends go on a weekend getaway, their friendship takes a dramatic turn for the deadly.

Afternoon Tea

Two longtime friends get together for a lovely cup of afternoon tea and have a disturbing conversation.

MID: Murder Investigation Unit

When a murder strikes the music criticism scene in La Canada-Flintridge, it's up to the elite M.I.D. investigators to crack the case. Are they up to the challenge?

About Shanna

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.

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