A graduate of Emerson College, Katie Shannon is a Boston based filmmaker and founder of Thompson Films.

Katie is the creator and director of K&A web series that has been screened in several film festivals across the country and recently won best comedic short film at the ITVfest Film Festival. The TV pilot was a finalist for Story Central Labs Bravo TV. Her company has also produced the short films Amy D and dramatic short Jack & Em

She released her first feature length documentary entitled 113 Days, in which she followed the Stonehill Women’s Lacrosse team in their 2012 season. The film was the recipient of the Oak Foundation Grant in January.

As an advocate for the LGBTQ community, she has written and directed several short films. The Morning After was an official selection to several festivals including the Boston LGBTQ Film Festival and Boston Independent Film Festival. Her prior short film, A Square With Three Sides, was an official selection of the Chicago Reeling Film Festival, The Santa Barbara Outrageous LGBTQ Film Festival, The and London LGBTQ Film Festival.

She's currently in the process of writing a new TV pilot entitled Bird and a feature film called A-town.

Katie is the director of programming for Boston’s Wicked Queer Film Festival and an adjunct professor teaching film at Stonehill College.