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Rae Shaw

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Wicked Lovely Films

Rae Shaw is an award-winning writer-director-producer of films and writer of screenplays, poetry, essay and short fiction. Her work explores diversity, connection, sexuality and disparity with a focus on uplifting young women of color. A graduate of the University of Chicago and University of Miami, Rae has directed productions in theater, and her films have screened and/or won awards at domestic and international festivals including Slamdance, BFI Film Festival and Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series. Her writing has received awards from noted screenwriting competitions the Academy Nicholl Fellowship, Austin Film Festival and Cynosure Screenwriting Awards among others.

After working in the industry at The Firm, One Race Films and LionsGate for industry veterans, Rae returned to teaching filmmaking and screenwriting. She continues developing her projects that uplift women and diverse perspectives. She is the recipient of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, Francis E Williams Artist Fellowship, and Marvin Miller and Guy Hanks Screenwriting Fellowship. Rae is a member of AWD, SIFTMedia 215, ACLU, and WOCU. Rae is bi-coastal and splits her time between Oakland and Philadelphia.

Soap and Roses from Rae Shaw on Vimeo.