Shannon Rayne is a Vancouver-based screenwriter, essayist & filmmaker. She writes on a range of topics: West Coast arts & 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 short experimental film exploring the humor, spirituality and strange beauty of communicating with trees. She’s currently developing two original comedy pilots for television, an experimental short documentary film, and producing a short dramatic fantasy film this fall.

She is available for freelance writing assignments, collaborations, and to help with research or story editing of your fictional or factual project.