Originally from Edmonton, Shauna is an award-winning writer, actor and filmmaker. Her plays have been produced across Western Canada and the short film “Bedbugs: A Musical Love Story,” which she wrote and starred in, garnered numerous accolades on the festival circuit, including three Leos. Shauna’s newest play “Common Grace” is now in development to become her first feature with Jenkinson/Goode Productions (NUMB). Her current short film, “Trying,” Shauna’s directorial debut, has already elicited multiple Leo nominations and won Shauna the Matrix Award for Outstanding BC Short Film and the WIFTV Spotlight Image Award. Shauna has a BA in English and Theatre from Calvin College as well as an MA in English Language and Culture from the Vrije Universiteit. She comes from a family of six kids and has lived in Michigan, Honduras, Amsterdam, and Kenya before settling in Vancouver, Canada. One time Shauna auditioned for a commercial three times with an actual cardboard box on her head. She was, it seems, not believable enough as “woman with a box on her head” and did not get the part.