Michiganian by birth - Kiwi by choice - Inquisitive by nature

Shannon L. McColley

Short Films

For several years I was a member of Half Shell Productions, creating short films for the annual 48Hours competition held nationally across New Zealand. I loved every minute of it and we managed to win a few awards along the way. Though primarily a script writer, I also pitched in as on-set crew, created the teaser posers, was promoted to 1st AD for our final entry, and once managed to get in front of the camera just long enough to die. Below are our films and a lot of good memories.



SIREN'S CALL (2014) - Time Travel

Cast: Rebecca McFadzien, Paul Trimmer, Kate Watson, Chantal Samuela, Max Siulangapo,
Writers: Shannon L. McColley, Bradley Patten, Benjamin Teh, Amy Boatman, Luke McCoy
Director: Brendon Udy
DoP: Alex Campbell



17:09 (2013) - Techno Thriller | Winner: Auckland Best Makeup

17:09 from HalfShellProductions on Vimeo

Cast: Rebecca McFadzien, Bradley Patten, Jenny Li, George Lowndes, Lochana Wijesundera
Writers: Shannon L. McColley, Bradley Patten, Brendon Udy, Amy Boatman, Hills Hurricks
Director: Brendon Udy
DoP: Alex Campbell



FINGER BANG (2012) - Action | Winner: Auckland Best Script

Finger Bang from HalfShellProductions on Vimeo.

Cast: Rebecca McFadzien, Bradley Patten, Robyn Worthington, Mark Dines, Shannon McColley, Amy Boatman, Benjamin Teh
Writers: Shannon L. McColley, Bradley Patten, Benjamin Teh, Brendon Udy, Amy Boatman
Director: Brendon Udy
DoP: Alex Campbell



BEST FOOT FORWARD (2011) - Rom Com

Best Foot Forward from HalfShellProductions on Vimeo.

Cast: Bradley Patten, Natasya Yusoff, Jason Hodzelmans, Rebecca McFadzien, Callum Stembridge, Jenny Marie Leitheiser
Writers: Bradley Patten, Brendon Udy
Director: Brendon Udy
DOP: Alex Campbell