Shannon Hardy is an award winning writer, director, and comedian from just outside Boston writing about sex positivity, feminism, class inequality, the prison industrial complex, and how getting hit by a car is her new favorite form of attention. Hardy loves trashy, wild women. Write what you know, right? Thus, she writes dark comedies about working class, female protagonists. As a fire sign (with a water rising), she really can't help that her stories bounce between intimate and comedic.
Hardy lives in LA and graduated from USC School of Cinematic Arts as a Cohen Scholar. After graduation, she was selected to participate in the Manhattan Film Institute where she was an "Emmy" scholarship recipient. Her film work has been featured at Clexacon, LA Women’s Independent Film Festival, AGLIFF, the Lonestar Film Festival, LA Cinefest, NFFTY, ANOTHER HOLE IN THE HEAD, Catalina Film Festival, NOHO Cinefest, Pasadena International Film Festival, Film Pipeline, and the Yes And Laughter Lab. Currently, her short, "Yes and No," streams on LGBQT platforms, Tello and The Advocate's PRIDE.com.
Shannon got her taste for hosting, stand-up comedy, producing, and storytelling as a TV personality for NESN's Dirty Water TV. More recently, she will host USC's Women Creating Comedy panel on Saturday, April 10th. Currently you can catch her talking about feminism and Godzilla at venues such as the Comedy Store, the Ice House, and the House of Blues. In addition, she produces two comedy shows, the Formosa Comedy show in West Hollywood, and a drag comedy show at the LGBQT non-profit, Junior High.
She is currently writing TV and feature projects, and directing a short film about a queer couple failing at their long distance relationship. Hardy is represented by Jon Levin at Fourward Management and Faith France at CAA.