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The Suga Shaw Story

Suga Shaw is a female boxer, actress, bunny owner, personal trainer and a former olympic qualifying synchronized swimmer. This mirco-short shows us (in less than two minutes) what it's like to break stereotypes and molds. "You can be all of them." - Suga Shaw

  • Jennifer van Heeckeren
  • Amberley Shaw
  • Brandon Villalovos
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 7, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Audience Awards WIF
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Jennifer van Heeckeren, Amberley Shaw , Brandon Villalovos

Jennifer van Heeckeren is a Los Angeles based creator. After graduating Australia’s prestigious ‘Talent Development Program’, Jennifer moved to America to pursue entertainment. Originally from Wagga Wagga, Jennifer immersed herself and has written for MTV, Independent magazine and directed for Network Television (KVMD, CW Affiliates). Her acting credits include; Paramount’s ‘No good gang girls’ , NBC’s “Night Inn”, Jash’s Network “Dad Friends”,AmazonPrime’s “Watch your back “(UK Release) and “Two Cranes” across from Micheal Madsen. Her recent award for “Suga Shaw Story” was recognized by ‘Women in Film’ and since then has joined their “Incubator Program’ and become a task force member of Level Forward. Jennifer frequently seeks out projects that focus on women and is the founder of her non-profit organization ‘Funni Females’.

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Director Statement

I love female driven stories that break the mould of what women should "do" or "be". It means so much to see strong women shown in media. Thank you for watching. - Jennifer van Heeckeren