Shannon Rayne is a Vancouver-based comedy 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, and writes for a new sketch comedy series “Rock Bottom Cruises,” that will be coming to venues in Vancouver in the spring of 2019.

She teaches creative writing, storytelling and performance/voice to children and teens in the lower mainland.