Shannon Ashlyn - WRITER & DIRECTOR
Born and raised in Switzerland, Shannon toured Europe as a young actor before moving to Australia to study drama.
Since graduating from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Shannon has worked across stage and screen, most notably in Packed to the Rafters, Puberty Blues, the ABC’s Devil’s Dust, the BBC’s Dripping In Chocolate and Channel Nine’s hit series Love Child. Shannon made her feature debut in Wolf Creek 2 and recently collaborated with Sweet Tooth cinematographer, Emma Paine, on the award-winning film Zelos, currently touring festivals internationally.
Fuelled by a passion for gender equality and political courage in screen stories, Shannon decided to diversify by stepping behind the camera when she applied to the Australian Film Television and Radio School for the Masters of Directing. Sweet Tooth is her graduating project and first film.
Together, Shannon and Sweet Tooth producer, Katherine Shearer, have formed Skymap Studios, a creative collective focused on developing inclusive genre-defying content.