Shannon Sun-Higginson is a producer and director whose work has premiered at Sundance and SXSW, and aired on PBS, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, and CNN.
From 2010-2014, she worked as a 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. She is currently producing the docuseries Philly D.A., which was funded by ITVS, premiered at Sundance in 2021, and will air 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 documentary, The Witmans, about a juvenile fratricide case, premiered at the 2020 Philadelphia Film Festival, and is currently airing on the Discovery Channel.
Her third documentary, Losing Face, about beauty standards in South Korea, is currently in production.