Talent Guide

Shannon St. Aubin

  • Discipline:Director
  • Program Year:CNN Docuseries Intensive 2020


Shannon (she/her) had her first production job at the age of 15 at an NBC affiliate station in San Francisco. She attended film school at the New School in NYC, and then worked as a producer/director at CBS Local, developing, producing and directing content for CBS owned properties. She produced and directed several pieces in conflict regions for the UN and UNICEF and was a founding Board Member with
the Organization for Visual Progression, now known as Catara. Shannon most recently collaborated with Nico Opper on the Tribeca and Hot Docs short documentary When I Write It, which was picked up by POV this summer. Like this series, it focuses on young people using music for racial justice and social change.

Current Project

Alphabet Rockers Got Your Back


Grammy-nominated Alphabet Rockers is an unlikely phenomenon of the children's music world: a group of kids using hip hop to effect social change. With songs like “Black Gxrl Magic” and “Until You’re Free” - about migrant children being held in U.S. detention centers - and songs that speak out about racism and smashing the gender binary, they are activists first and artists second. As adults and children alike grapple with these questions, society needs their voices more than ever.