About the Filmmaker

Since graduating from UC-Berkeley with High Honors, Shannon has worked in non-fiction television for the past 15 years as a writer-producer-director for networks including CBS, A&E, Discovery, TLC, Lifetime, and Court-TV. Her documentary debut, In the Name of Love, about Russian mail-order brides, won best documentary awards at several festivals before being acquired by the Discovery Times Channel and international broadcasters. It was edited by Yana Gorskaya (Spellbound,) and Executive Produced by Sydney Pollack. Shannon looks forward to launching her second film Maybe Baby, about single motherhood, on the film festival circuit. She is working on a third film, 7 Minutes, about sex workers in California.

Click here for In the Name of Love website (Shannon's first film.)

Click here for Shannon's website