Originally from France, Shaan is a director/producer based in New York, NY, after residency in Montreal, QC, and San Diego, CA. With a B.A. in Sociology, and a master in Communication (specializing in emotional and non-verbal communication), Shaan has always been passionate about human interactions and creating visual content.
With an advertising agency background, Shaan co-founded WediaWix in 2011, a film production company that allows her to produce her own projects that mainly range from documentaries to short films and music videos.
Shaan is a true globetrotter always carrying her cameras as she's also a documentary shooter. She speaks 5 languages, including sign language that she recently learned for her awarded short film "Thin Lines" (which was also her first narrative).
AWARD: Special Jury Award
New York Scherzo
2019 Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival
Lafayette, LA
2019
Festival Opening Film
New York Scherzo
2019 Harlem International Film Festival
New York
2019
NOMINATIONS: Best director, Best Feature Documentary, Best Education Award
New York Scherzo
2019 Nice International Film Festival
Nice
2019
Festival Opening Film
New York Scherzo
2019 Big Muddy Film Festival
Carbondale, IL
2019
AWARD: Best Documentary. NOMINATIONS: Best Sound Design, the New York Perspective Award
New York Scherzo
2019 Winter Film Awards International Film Festival
New York, NY
2019
AWARD: Best experimental short
PAGES
Oregon Scream Week Horror Film Festival Summer 2019
Portland, OR
2019
WINNER: Best Film Concept Award, NOMINATIONS: Best actor, Best Cinematography
PAGES
Horror Films in Hotlanta
Atlanta
2018
AWARD: Special Jury Award
New York Scherzo
2018 Chelsea Film Festival
New York
2018
WINNER: Best Medium-length film
Thin Lines
LOW COST FILM FESTIVAL (LCFF)
Barcelona
2018
NOMINATIONS: Best Suspense/Horror short film
PAGES
Revolution Me Film Festival
Brooklyn
2018
WINNER: Best Actress WINNER: Honorable Mention
Thin Lines
Over-The-Rhine International Film Festival
Cincinnati
2018
WINNER: Best Long Short Film
Thin Lines
Austin Indie Festival
Austin, TX
2018
WINNER: Best Cinematography
Thin Lines
The Deaf Rochester Film Festival
Rochester
2017
WINNER: Best Actress
Thin Lines
Chelsea Film Festival
New York
2017
WINNER: Best Cinematography, Best Actress
Thin Lines
San Diego Film Awards
San Diego
2017
NOMINATION: Best Cinematography
PAGES
Yes! Let's Make a Movie Film Festival
Montreal
Runner-up for Best U.S. Documentary
New York Scherzo
2019 Williamsburg International Film & Music Competition
Williamsburg, BK