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About Me

About

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Shannon Morrall is a genre filmmaker who attended USC's School of Cinematic Arts for an MFA in Film Production. She most recently served as lead producer on Europa, a virtual production filmed on the LED Volume at Sony Pictures Studios, in collaboration with Oscar-Winning Pixomondo and the Entertainment Technology Center. Her stories tend to explore human connection, joy, and play, often through the escapism of grand adventure genres. As such, she is passionate about virtual production and using technology to tell stories that are out-of-this-world.

 

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  • ​As a Director 

    • She was recently awarded the $25,000 Natural Florida Film Grant to direct an ocean conservation documentary.

    • Her work has screened at the AmPav Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival and other film festivals worldwide

    • Awards: AmPav Emerging Filmmaker Best Doc, Deep Blue Environmental Shorts Award (Hawaii International FF, US Dept. of Energy); Award of Excellence (Catalina FF), Outstanding Director (Art of Brooklyn).​

  • As a Writer

    • her series pitch Art of Con made it to the second round of consideration for the Sundance Episodic Makers Lab and was awarded a full scholarship to the Sundance Ignite Program.

    • She has been a finalist in the ISA Pitch Competition, Stareable Fest, and the Catalyst Content Festival.

    • The pilot script was nominated for Best Episodic Screenplay at the Women's Comedy Film Festival.​

  • As a Creative Technologist

    • Shannon won an AI creation competition at a CannesNext event at the Cannes Film Festival! 

    • She is a pioneer in testing AI usage in filmmaking including AI set extensions and pre-vis. She is proficient in Midjourney, Adobe GenAI, Storyboard AI, Leonardo, Runway, Luma, and ElevenLabs, and stays curious about the future of AI tools in storytelling

  • Beyond her artistic pursuits, Shannon worked as a women's rights representative at the United Nations and has a degree in International Politics and Mandarin Chinese from Fordham University. She loves tennis and Dungeons and Dragons.​

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