Shannon Rayne is a Vancouver-based comedy 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 will screen at the Newlyn Film Festival in England in April and Canada West Film Fest in August, 2019. 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 writes for a new sketch comedy series “Rock Bottom Cruises,” that will be coming to venues in Vancouver in the summer of 2019.

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