Shannon is a filmmaker with strong interests in writing and producing. Her storytelling style is influenced by her intersectional interests in social/cultural issues, the environment, and the arts. She is passionate about creating impactful and consciousness-raising documentary and narrative works that inspire social change. She worked as a co-producer, co-writer, and co-director on the environmental documentary Chesapeake Footsoldiers, which aired as part of Chesapeake Bay Week on Maryland Public Television in 2016.
Her forthcoming short documentary project, Musecology, explores the world of violin and bow-making and the reliance of these industries on the stewardship of and appreciation of a collection of international natural resources. The film explores our intimate relationship to music as consumers and how nature contributes to its production and diversity. Musecology will be released in late 2016.
Shannon is a MFA candidate in Film & Electronic Media at American University, and holds a BA in Biological Sciences from Cornell University. She is based in the Washington, D.C. region.