Shannon Walsh is a director and writer of multiple award-winning documentaries, on topics ranging from labour rights, to grief and climate change. Shannon’s film, THE GIG IS UP (2021) was hailed by Variety for being “galvanizing and moving” and The Hollywood Reporter called it “a devastating reality check”. Walsh’s films have been theatrically released and broadcast globally, and screened in festivals such as Hot Docs, CPH:DOX, IDFA, Doc NYC, and many others. Walsh teaches film as an Associate Professor at UBC. She was a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow, and was awarded the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2023. Her new book, "The Documentary Filmmaker’s Intuition: Creating Ethical and Impactful Non-Fiction Films" is now available, and her latest feature doc Adrianne & the Castle, will premiere at SXSW in March.