Katia Shannon writes and directs heartfelt stories about love and adversity for Film and TV. In 2020, she was selected for the Netflix x BANFF Diversity of Voices Initiative.
Her latest short film, Standstill, premiered at the Calgary International Film Festival in 2019 and was selected at HollyShorts 2020, Edmonton 2020 and Fantasia 2020 among others. The atmospheric thriller was also nominated for an EDA Award at the Whistler Film Festival in 2019.
Katia holds a BFA in Film Production from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema where she was recognised with an award for outstanding achievement in filmmaking.
She also worked on several Hollywood and broadcast titles, as acting film commissioner for the region of the Laurentides, and as a documentary editor (Me The People, Mental States, My Quiet Revolution), with her work broadcast across the USA, Canada, the UK and in festivals internationally.
Franklin Rae Pr, WFTV Hot Seat Interview, 2020 : franklinrae.com/wftv-hot-seat