Shaunic Stanford is passionate about storytelling; she began writing stories as a child. She always had a creative imagination and love for the arts. She played with the idea of becoming an actor and took classes at the Cincinnati Playhouse, where she truly fell in love with writing from an assignment to create her own monologue. Already in route on a different path than her passion, she earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2011, from the College of Mount St. Joseph. Inspired by interesting stories from her patients and love for film, she began her journey as a screenwriter. She enrolled in a screenwriter’s workshop at the Jacob Krueger Studio and learned the craft. She also took a television comedy workshop taught by Jerry Perzigian (The Jeffersons, Golden Girls), who further fostered her talent through one-on-one mentorship. Shaunic, is currently in pre-production for her short film, Decide—a woman trying to have a baby with her husband after three miscarriages must decide what to do after she is raped and becomes pregnant, was a Semi-Finalist in the 2016 Screencraft Short Film Production Fund. It also made the top 50 in the Shoot Your Short competition and made the second round in the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition. She currently lives in California, where she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
For inquiries, speaking engagements, book signings, and other special events contact Shaunic.Stanford@gmail.com.