Shonna Foster is an award-winning director, producer and storyteller who is on a mission to Ieave the world a better place through the art of film and television and through her commitment of supporting the careers of emerging talent. 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 credits the experience of working with Morais, as the defining moment when she decided that she would continue to pursue her passion of storytelling through the art of film and television.
She received her B.F.A honours degree in Theatre from York University, where she studied in the Creative Ensemble Conservatory. Since graduating York, she has worked professionally as an artist, and as a business professional for award-winning production companies, distribution companies, and the Guild, all contributing to her outstanding resume in film and television.
Shonna 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. The film was also licensed by the CBC for national broadcast and is currently available for streaming through CBC. She has also directed branded content for various companies across the GTA. Her producer credits include: the award-winning I Lost My Mind (Michael Tobin), He Murdered Sleep (Jeremy Boxen), and Noor & Layla (Fawzia Mirza).
Currently, Shonna works as a freelance director, producer and EA in film & television.