Nancy's Dead!

Nancy’s Dead! is a dark-comedy that explores identity through two mean girls, and the creation of their own alibis, when faced with an unexpected death at their sweet sixteen party.

  • Anna Chiyeko Shannon
    Director
  • Anna Chiyeko Shannon
    Writer
  • Eman Mahmood
    Producer
  • Tara Whatley
    Key Cast
    "Nancy Jansen"
  • Chelsea Henry
    Key Cast
    "Lory Marshall"
  • Yasmine Ross
    Key Cast
    "Olivia Hung"
  • Will Nitransky
    Key Cast
    "Shawn Nash"
  • Gurbir Grewal
    Cinematographer
  • Sebastian Hill-Esbrand
    Editor
  • Anna Shannon
    Editor
  • Rebecca Scherman
    Production Design
  • Vanessa Nadege
    Score Composer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Dark Comedy, Mystery
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 21, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Anna Chiyeko Shannon

Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario; Anna Shannon has moved out to the west coast of Canada to study and create film in Vancouver, BC. She is currently going into her fourth year in her major, Film Production, at the University of British Columbia. She hopes to pursue editing after graduation but will always have a soft spot for the directing role.

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Director Statement

Primarily an editor, Anna took a step away from the editing chair and stepped into her directing shoes to bring her story, Nancy’s Dead!, to life. Inspired by her ridiculous high school experiences, Anna's story tackles the themes of self-identity and high school's toxic effects on who we are. She is consistently inspired by the horror and dark-comedy genre, and pulls heavily from highly stylized filmmakers such as Guillermo Del Toro and David Lynch. Anna hopes to create more works that push her boundaries as a filmmaker in the future.