Piéra Shannon
Screenwriter, Playwright, Producer
  • Piéra Forde is an award-winning actor, writer and creator who has established herself through work on high profile Australian and international films, television shows, web-series and a prominence in the online book community.

    As an avid bookworm, escapism and the allure of something more set Piéra on her path and saw her fall in love with the nuance and parallels of the fantasy and science fiction genres. Drawn to stories rich in world-building, seeped in magic and exploring the complexities of the female psyche, Piéra's stories often centre queer women in power, navigating the trials of a fantastical setting, and grounded with relatable real-world obstacles. In 2019, Piéra wrote, produced and starred in the adaptation of the multi-award winning fantasy novel NEVERNIGHT by best-selling author Jay Kristoff as part of Screen Australia's Skip Ahead Initiative. She has also written a number of short adaptations and original films.

    Piéra's recent film, FORSWORN, is currently doing it's festival run and has been successful accepting into a number of high-profile festivals. She has recently finished her first play, a retelling of the story of Medusa, in conjunction with CoCo and Audentis Theatre with the help of The Empire Theatre in Toowoomba.

    Piéra's upcoming slate will continue to focus on female-led fantasy stories.

  • Production
    Company / Director
    FORSWORN (2023)
    Ellora (Lead)
    Ares Films / Dir: Courtney Wagner
    THE PIT GABE (2021)
    Ares Films / Dir: Stephanie Liquorish
    GODZILLA VS. KONG (2019)
    Mission Tech
    Legendary Entertainment / Dir: Adam Wingard
    THE END (2019)
    Search Officer
    Foxtel/Sky UK/See Saw Films / Dir: Jessica M. Thompson
    NEVERNIGHT (2019)
    Mia Corvere (Lead)
    Ares Films PTY LTD / Dir: Genevieve Kertesz
    SEQ WATER (2018)
    TV Commercial / Kiosk Film / Dir: Miles Murphy
    Changer Studios / Dir: Ant McCormack
    HARROW (2017)
    Hoodlum / ABC TV / ABC International / Dir: Peter Salmon
    KFC SMOKEY BBQ (2017)
    TV Commercial
    HOGES (2016)
    Loren Hogan
    Fremantle Media / Dir: Kevin Carlin / Exec. Producer: Jo Porter
    TWO WEEKS (2016)
    Claire (Lead)
    Short Film / Griffith Film School / Dir: Isabel Stanfield
    MATRIX RECALL (2016)
    Leah Striker (Lead)
    Short Film / Red Skeleton Kru / Dir: Dale Norton
    Celaena Sardothien (Lead)
    Short Film / Red Skeleton Kru / Dir: Dale Norton
    THE FAMILY LAW (2015)
    Craft Shop Assistant
    Matchbox Pictures / SBS Television / Dir: Jonathan Brough