MS Shannon Owen

MS Shannon Owen




  • Shannon is a director/producer working across documentary and animation. Shannon’s production experience ranges from big budget theatrical release docs to award winning animated shorts. Her work has been broadcast nationally and internationally, screened at festivals in Asia, Europe and North America and exhibited in Australia’s National Portrait Gallery. Her credits as a director include the ABC commissions 'Just Punishment' and 'Miss South Sudan Australia'. Shannon is an alumni of the esteemed VCA School of Film & Television and in 2012 returned to the VCA to share her passion for documentary as a lecturer in the Master of Film & Television course. Shannon is also an early career researcher who is undertaking a higher research degree through the School of Film & Television. Her research practice engages with futures discourse and the possibilities and challenges it poses for documentary filmmaking The centrepiece of this research is a long form documentary project exploring alternative futures for South Sudan. The research aims is to use documentary as a vehicle for not only reflecting historical and unfolding events but to imagine future possibilities through the “creative treatment of actuality”.    



Education and training

  • GRAD DIP, University of Melbourne 2000
  • BA, The University of Queensland 1995