Quinn Shephard is a writer, director and actress based out of NY.
Her first feature-length screenplay, Blame, was selected as a finalist for the Sundance 2014 Screenwriters Lab, and Quinn directed the feature in July 2015. It premiered as part of the US Narrative Competition at Tribeca 2017 to overwhelmingly positive reviews. Flavorwire reviewer Jason Bailey called the film "brutally intelligent and dazzlingly visceral", Kristy Puchko of The Nerdist referred to it as "moody, raw, enthralling, and haunting", and Ally Johnson from The Playlist called Quinn (and BLAME) the "true breakout of the year". Blame stars Chris Messina, Tate Donovan, Trieste Kelly Dunn, and Nadia Alexander, who took home Tribeca's Jury Award for Best Actress for her work in the film. BLAME's full theatrical release followed in January 2018, by Samuel Goldwyn Films.
Prior to BLAME, Quinn's original short Till Dark -- starring Will Denton ('Fright Night', 'Camp Hell'), Ian Colletti (AMC's 'Preacher') and Natalia Dyer (Netflix's 'Stranger Things') -- began its festival run in May 2015 and premiered at the Montclair Film Festival.
As an actress, Quinn has appeared in a wide range of films and television shows. She began her film career at 4 1/2 with the war drama Harrison's Flowers, followed up by roles in From Other Worlds and Assassination of a High School President, before she starred in the Warner Brothers feature Unaccompanied Minors (Dir. Paul Feig).
In high school, Quinn booked a series regular role in the CBS/Jerry Bruckheimer pilot Trooper and recurred on CBS's Made in Jersey, as well as
continuing her education in film (directing/producing a number of studentshorts). After graduating early, Quinn teamed up once again with CBS/Jerry Bruckheimer for the 2013/2014 series Hostages. Here she starred alongside Dylan McDermott and Toni Collette. Quinn followed up the run of the series with appearances on The Blacklist and Believe before beginning a recurring arc on Person of Interest and starring in the indie feature Windsor (all 2014).
Most recently, Quinn appeared as a regular on the DirectTV/Audience Network series Almost There, the 2017 NBC pilot Redliners, and A.D. Calvo's Sweet Sweet Lonely Girl (now streaming on Shudder).
Upcoming releases are Midnight Sun, opposite Bella Thorne, Noah Buschel's The Man in The Woods, and Desiree Akhavan's The Miseducation of Cameron Post (opposite Chloe Grace Moretz) which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2018.
As a writer/director, Quinn has multiple projects currently in development with respective studios/networks, including an untitled feature and miniseries at Brad Weston and Pam Abdy's new studio MakeReady, and an original pilot titled The Body at FX Productions, a "small-town thriller that unravels dark secrets held by a group of female students at the local Catholic high school." Noah Hawley will executive produce with John Cameron and their 26 Keys Productions, alongside Shephard and Lisa Harrison.
Shephard was born and raised in the New York area.