Shonna Foster is an award-winning director, producer and storyteller who is on a mission to Ieave this world a better place. Her career began at the age of 8 in front of the camera, when she was cast as the lead in the short film GONE A FOREIGN, written and directed by Annmarie Morais. She received her B.F.A honours degree in Theatre from York University, and made her directorial debut with the short film RESIDUE, which screened at Reelworld Film Festival and has been featured on Breakfast Television, CHCH TV, CBC Arts, TO Indie and Black on Both Sides. She has also directed branded content for various companies across the GTA and has a variety of producer credits on a collective of short films. Active in mentorship and volunteerism, Shonna has taught workshops to youth and emerging talent from marginalized and underserved communities throughout the GTA. She has also served on film festival boards, assisted with programming and juried for film festivals, including Toronto Youth Short Film Festival, Regent Park Film Festival, Caribbean Tales Film Festival, and Breakthroughs Film Festival, where she served as their Chair of Partnerships and Outreach. Shonna continues to work in Canada as a freelance director and producer in film, television, and short form content.