Shannon Sun-Higginson is a producer and director whose work has premiered at Sundance and SXSW, and aired on HBO Max, Hulu, PBS, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, and CNN.
From 2010-2014, she worked as an associate producer on such television programs as No Reservations on The Travel Channel and Parts Unknown on CNN. In 2016, she produced the political docuseries The Contenders for PBS. From 2017-2021 she produced the docuseries Philly D.A. for All Ages Productions, which premiered at Sundance in 2021, and is currently airing on PBS.
Her first feature documentary GTFO, about women in the video game industry, was funded on Kickstarter, premiered at SXSW 2015, and has been featured in The New York Times, LATimes, and Variety, among other major publications. Flavorwire described the film as “brutally effective — intelligent, thought-provoking, and thorough.”
Her second feature, The Witmans, about a 1998 juvenile fratricide case, was shot in rural Pennsylvania from 2013-2019, premiered at the 2020 Philadelphia Film Festival, and is available to stream on Amazon Prime.
In 2021, she directed two episodes of the HBO Max food and travel docuseries Take Out hosted by Lisa Ling, and participated in the 2021 Sundance Institute Producers Fellowship.
Most recently, she story produced the ABC News Studio documentary Grand Knighthawk, now streaming on Hulu, and produced the feature documentary Kenyatta, which premiered at BFI Flare 2023 and is currently seeking distribution.
Shannon is the co-founder of Shoes Off Media, an Asian women-led production company.