Shelley A. Gustavson

Shelley A. Gustavson


Chicago, Illinois

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November 2014
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About Shelley

From racially diverse retellings of Shakespeare, to her rural Iowa upbringing and tales inspired by the ancient Greeks, Shelley is a genre writer of supernatural drama, horror, and sci-fi. Her television and feature scripts have been honored by THE BITCH LIST, the AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL, and the STOWE STORY and ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL-WIST screenwriting labs. An experienced theater production manager and actress, Shelley is also a trained cultural anthropologist and archaeologist who worked for over a decade developing and designing exhibits at The Field Museum of Natural History.

Shelley currently advises teams as a cultural dialogue facilitator and museum consultant, and helps oversee the IFA/SAG-Aftra Chicago Table Read competition, “At The Table.” Her feature script, Homesick, co-written with director Jim Vendiola, is currently in late development with Newcity’s Chicago Film Project, who produced the award-winning Jennifer Reeder feature Knives and Skin (2019) which was recently acquired by IFC Midnight and World Premiered at Berlinale 2019, also making stops at Tribeca, Fantasia, Fantastic Fest, Vienna International, etc.

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