Shannon Rayne is a screenwriter and filmmaker, who writes heartfelt and humorous stories about feisty, fearless women taking unusual paths to change. She draws inspiration from the imaginative and courageous children she teaches creative writing to, her previous career listening to hundreds of women tell emotional stories in psychiatric research centers, and her own off-kilter creative path of completing an MFA in Creative Writing after a head injury pushed her to embrace change, uncertainty, and her passion for storytelling. Notable screenwriting achievements include winning audience choice at the Vancouver Quarantine Performance Festival for her comedy short, having her short comedy “Mrs. Claus’s Complaint” screen at the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, receiving the MiTribe Short Film Fund for her short film “The Procedure” that stars Katherine Ramdeen from Supernatural, and having two comedy TV pilots be awarded top honours at the Austin Film Festival. When she’s not writing TV pilots or producing/directing digital sketch comedies, she leads fun creative writing workshops for youth.
Her newest project, “So I Married a Fairytale” – a series of comedy sketches and monologues will be released in spring 2022. The first episode is below and will be screen at the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival this March!!