Shannon in navyShannon Rayne is a Vancouver-based screenwriter, humor essayist & filmmaker. She writes on a range of topics: West Coast culture, sexuality, and the emotional (and often surreal) complexity of women’s lives.

She’s the writer/director of Instructions for Hugging a Tree, a playful instructional guide to communing with nature that screened at the Newlyn Film Festival in England. This short experimental and poetic film explores the spirituality, humor and strange beauty of communicating with trees.

She’s currently developing two original comedy pilots and is the recipient of the MiTribe Short Film Fund for her short film “The Procedure.” The short film explores the surreal/real challenges of struggling with indecision over an unplanned pregnancy.