Shane was born in Dublin and graduated with a joint honours Economics and Business degree from Trinity College. He is also a graduate of the Gaiety School of Acting, and has been involved in the industry for a number of years.
He is currently in post-production on his short film, ROBIN, an uplifting tale about two suicide survivors who find solace in one another’s company through a little bird who lives in their garden and has just signed a distribution deal with his comedic short film, THE BARBER SHOP.
His short film LUCKY ESCAPE screened at numerous Academy Award® festivals worldwide and sold to NBC Universal, (Italy), HBO, (Central and Eastern Europe), top comedy website Atom.com, Channel 4, NBC (Pan Asia), Shorts TV in the United States, and all of Latin America via the Latin American Discovery Channel. Lucky Escape has over 3 million views on YouTube.
In 2016 he signed a deal which sees both Lucky Escape and THE PRESCRIPTION sold on Amazon Prime and Hulu titled as Double Trouble.
His short film, NEVER JUDGE A BOOK, was funded by the Irish Film Board and screened at a number of prestigious festivals, having had its premiere in Dublin Castle.
His TV Pilot, KOPKILLER, which centres on a New York City narcotics detective tasked with investigating her own murder, was a finalist in two categories at the 9th annual Oaxaca Film Festival 2018 in Mexico and won Best Crime/Mystery category at the 6th Annual Gotham Screen International Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2012.
His TV Pilot, FARC, about a young kidnap victim who struggles to reintegrate into society having spent 6 years held captive by Farc terrorists in the Colombian Jungles placed 1st at the 2016 Back in the Box Best Short Subject Screenplay Competition.
Shaneʼs feature script, MONEY TALKS, a black comedy about two sisters who meet for the very first time at their motherʼs funeral and decide to kill each other, received first draft development funding from the Irish Film Board.
His Latino-themed thriller, THE BASE, about a young FBI profiler who must relive her own harrowing abduction to get inside the mind of a child serial killer, placed 2nd at the 2015 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition.
His feature script, Probable Cause was a top 6 finalist in two categories at the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2010 and a 1/4 Finalist at the 2013 AMPAS Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting.
Breakthrough was one of the seven winning scripts selected by the London Screenwriter’s Festival as part of their Girls on Film Initiative 2012 and Shane has recently published it as a novel on Inkitt.
Close Call won the 2012 United Film Festival Best Short Screenplay, (Comedy).