Originally from ice cold Winnipeg, Canada, Andrea Shawcross literally kicked off her writing career with a one woman show on roller skates she 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 neighbourhood library, and continues her legacy as a pretty good roller skater.
DYING TO WIN
Get ready for some serious (plot-related) backflips in this thriller feature about a gold medal winning gymnast who is catapulted back into the spotlight when she finds her mom and step dad murdered in the family home.
My first solo-written thriller MOW hits Lifetime Movie Network Friday September 1 @ 8/7pm C!
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.
Our first romance to hit Hallmark! This beauty was directed by co-writer Lucie Guest! LOVE ON HARBOR ISLAND and premiered on the Hallmark Channel summer 2020.
THE DANGERS OF
This sweet, sexy and sometimes hella awkward series was 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. Okay, also great 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.
LET'S NOT TALK
This gorgeous short film had a spectacular festival run. Officially selected to screen at HollyShorts, Culver City and Burbank Internationall Film Festivals, NSI's Online. Star Lucie Guest was nominated for a Best Actress Leo Award. Directed by Paula Elle, and also stars Jones Bay.