Vivienne Shaw is a writer and director currently pursuing her MFA in screenwriting from Columbia University. She tends to work in comedy and horror, with particular interests in Asian-American and female-centered stories. She is a recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Grant for her forensic entomology thriller KILLING JAR, and a 2023 CAPE New Writers Fellow finalist for her comedic pilot HIGHER POWER. In addition to her own projects she has worked in development at multiple production companies, including ViacomCBS, Cinetic Media and Gamechanger Films, and has also served as a script reader for the former Sundance Asian-American Fellowship. Outside of film Vivienne also works in video art and projection design for theater productions in the NYC area. She received her BA from Wellesley College in computer science and cinema and media studies.