Shannon Rayne writes heartfelt and humorous stories about feisty, fearless women taking unusual paths to change. She draws inspiration from her previous career listening to hundreds of women tell emotional stories in anxiety 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.
She’s an award-winning Canadian screenwriter, filmmaker, and memoirist. She was hand selected by CBC executives for development mentorship through AccessCBC for her half hour workplace comedy Potent, had two short films screen at the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, and she received top honours for two comedy TV pilots at the Austin Film Festival. When she’s not writing TV pilots or producing/directing digital sketch comedies, she leads fun improv and creative writing workshops for youth.