Writer - Slate
DAWN HER DAD & THE TRACTOR - A Family Drama
Shot summer 2020, Festivals starting summer 2021
Cinema rollout Jan 2022
As a young trans woman and her estranged father begin to
restore the old family tractor, they cautiously rebuild their
relationship and come to understand the mechanics of the heart
Writer/Director: Shelley Thompson (Rusty Tractor)
Producer: Terry Greenlaw, (Picture Plant, New Dawn)
Starring: Maya V. Henry, Robb Wells, Amy Groening, Reid Price
WINNER - WIDC Feature Film Award 2018
SELECTED - NYWIFT Writers Lab 2018
SELECTED - Breaking Through the Lens - Cannes 2019
In Development 2021
Supported by the Canada Council, Nova Scotia Arts Council
A woman in her early fifties has memorialized her many attempts
to become a mother with tiny tattooed flowers on her belly. Crises at home
and in the home she left over 30 years ago cause her to re-examine
what that bouquet means.
THE BENEFIT - an Ensemble comedy
When a popular music teacher’s marriage to a local con-man finally blows up, the people of small-town Wallace want to help; but using the proceeds of a fundraising event ‘for Bonnie’s benefit’ to hire a hit-man instead of a lawyer might be a bit too charitable.
Jane is a prize-winning poet, a best-selling novelist - a successful university professor in an apparently idyllic college town. But two years ago, her son Joey died as the result of an out-of-character binge-drinking escapade – and the event is one that Jane cannot escape. Rescue may come, or chaos, from a young, talented student, who carries the weight of his own tragedy.
A Dramatic Comedy Series - from an idea by Shelley Thompson and Liz Richardson
Louise has something she’s not telling John; John hasn’t been truthful with Louise for years.
When the couple check into a Mindfulness retreat perched precariously over the Atlantic, they and the oddball assortment of spiritual seekers unpack their baggage: secrets, lies, sex…karma.
Condo Coven is a half-hour comedy series about the joy and magic power unwittingly generated, then employed, by groups of women specifically, this group in the low-rent, low-rise Valhalla Villas. When Sally and Brenda risk too much on a dream, the friendship stakes are seriously endangered…but when the first magic happens the residents of VV are offered the chance to build — literally — a new future.
Producer: Terry Greenlaw, Picture Plant
unT.itled - A music documentary - Shooting started Nov 2017
A full-length documentary to be created and released in three (25 - 30 min) segments, following
T. Thomason, formerly Molly Thomason, as he re-emerges into the music industry: planning, recording, releasing, and touring his first full-length album in his 'new' persona.
This project is about re-finding your voice, or maybe, finally finding your voice. It’s about re-creating yourself in the eyes of an industry that likes to pigeon-hole you, at an age when most people are starting out for the first time - not the second.
Animation - Bowls of Cheer/December 1945
Everyone loves a Christmas story.
Both of these are set in the early 20th century, one before WW2 and one just after.
Commissioned and recorded by the CBC for broadcast nationally at Christmas, they're supported in those original recording by stunning scores composed by Halifax composer Chris Palmer
Listen to them here.
For more information about any of these projects,
please, get in touch.
Writing samples available.