21 year old Tatiana Shanks grew up in sunny Los Angeles, California where she developed her interest in photography, modelling, acting, and film making. Her fascination with film began at 7 years old when she found an old camera in her mother’s house and later on started creating home “movies.”
Tatiana enrolled to West Vancouver Secondary School for her first 2 years of high school after she attended Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles (french school) for 9 years, Berkeley Hall School for 2 years (elementary), and later on would end her last 2 years in grades 11 and 12 being homeschooled at Self Design High, which pulled her focus closer towards photography and film projects.
She started working for 3 American clothing companies, MissBehave Girls, Modiste Youth Contemporary and Penelope Tree in 2015 as a social media manager and a photographer, and is now a Creative Director for Vancouver swimsuit company, Marina Swim.
Although photography is what she says to be well associated with, she wants to prove to Hollywood that young women can do anything behind the camera.
During her last year in high school, Tatiana wrote, produced and directed what would be her first short film, “Far Away Places” that was shot in Tahiti when she was 18 years old, and has received 23 awards from around the world. Tatiana is constantly writing, and plans to make her portfolio bigger and better with her love for movies. She is now currently working on her next short film, “Never Forget” about school shootings.