Shannon Rayne is a West Coast screenwriter, humor essayist, and filmmaker. She writes comedies and dramedies, with driven, emotionally-layered, feisty female characters. She first honed her comedic storytelling skills on stage as a performance poet and storyteller, and further developed her skills during her MFA in Creative Writing, where she studied screenwriting.
This year, she was awarded the MiTribe Short Film Fund for The Procedure, a dramedy featuring Katherine Ramdeen from Supernatural. You can watch the trailer here. She is developing several comedy TV pilots, including Bear & Billy which is a semi-finalist at the Austin Film Festival.
Her screenplays use humor to explore a character’s vulnerability. She often writes about West Coast culture, sexuality, and the emotional (and often surreal) complexity of women’s lives. When she’s not teaching drama, improv, or storytelling to children, she’s writing comedy and dramedy TV pilots and spec scripts.