ANDREA SHAWCROSS
screenwriter

 

Originally from ice cold Winnipeg, Canada, Andrea Shawcross literally kicked off her writing career with a one woman show on roller skates she then toured across the Canadian Shield. Now she writes whip-smart YA mystery and thrillers and sold six MOWs in the last three years.

 

Her award-winning mystery pilot WHO IS MONICA STRANGE? (Coverfly Top 1%) was Grand Prize Winner of the 2022 Screencraft TV Pilot Competition, Overall Winner of the 2021 Launch Pad Pilot Competition, was a Finalist in the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge Pilot Accelerator, and placed Top 5 in the 2022 Final Draft Big Break Contest.

 

Andrea wrote thrillers MATERNAL DESIRE (Lifetime), SISTER OBSESSION (Lifetime) and DYING TO WIN that premieres on Lifetime this fall. She co-wrote romances LOVE ON HARBOR ISLAND (Hallmark), A VINEYARD ROMANCE (Reel One), with director Lucie Guest. She also wrote and created YOUNG & RECKLESS the webseries, funded by Telus Optik, that was officially selected to screen in competition at the Austin Film Festival, and received distribution on Air Canada.

 

She now basks in the sun of Venice, CA where she reads YA and mystery novels plucked from her neighbour;s lending library, and continues her legacy as a pretty good roller skater.

 
 

A VINEYARD ROMANCE

Our second movie! A Vineyard Romance was co-written with director Lucie Guest. More romance. More love almost lost. More time with the family watching this gorgeous gem, shot in the heart of British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. 

LOVE ON 
HARBOR ISLAND

This Hallmark beauty was directed by co-writer Lucie Guest! LOVE ON HARBOR ISLAND and premiered on the Hallmark Channel summer 2020.

LET'S NOT TALK
ABOUT SYRIA

This gorgeous short film had a spectacular festival run, officially selected for HollyShorts, the Culver City and Burbank Film Festivals, NSI's online festival, and star Lucie guest was nominated for a Best Actress Leo Award. Directed by Paula Elle and starring Lucie Guest and Jones Bay. 

THE DANGERS OF
ONLINE DATING

This sweet and sassy web series created by Young & Reckless director Brianne-Nord-Stewart. Paula Burrows won a Best Actress Leo, making that two projects I wrote in 2018, that were nominated for Best Actress. That's good writing people. Right. And acting.   

YOUNG & RECKLESS

This web series received funding and distribution from Telus Optik, screened at the Austin Film Festival, and received further distribution on Air Canada! Co-created with star Devon Ferguson. 

MY EX-GIRLFRIEND
GOOGLE

"SIRI-ously" MY EX-GIRLFRIEND GOOGLE directed by yours truly, was published on WhoHaha.com,co-founded by Elizabeth Banks that shines a spotlight on funny women. This piece stars the brilliant Anna Lise Phillips ("REVOLUTION", the Australian series "HARROW") and was shot by MASTER OF NONE cinematographer Mark Schwartzbard. 

 
 

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