Shayna Connelly holds a B.A. in Linguistics from Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet Tuebingen, a B.A. in German Studies from Macalester College and an M.F.A. in film production from Columbia College Chicago. Her video work has screened at numerous galleries and museums including The Milwaukee Art Museum and the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis. Her video short, Ladies In Search of Their Ecstasy, screened at galleries in Berlin, Paris and Vienna. Over the years she has served as UPM or AD of many award-winning shorts; been a contributing writer for Time Out Chicago with a weekly column devoted to classic films on TV and juror for the After Dark competition at the 47th Annual Chicago International Film Festival. In 2011- 2012 her music video 'Wait For Amateur' played internationally at festivals, including at NxNE, CIMMfest and the Oak Cliff Film Festival. Her feature film, Leftover Voices, is a quiet coming-of-age ghost story and she is currently in hot pursuit of Chicago’s most notorious ghosts. Shayna is an avid reader, record collector, soapbox advocate for TV programming.
Cinema Production, Directing
Specific Research Areas
Digital Cinema production: editing, screenwriting, directing.
UFVA, IFP, Women In Film