Writer. Director. Storyteller. Commedienne. World Famous.

 

Shaz is a writer, director, storyteller and rabble-rouser. On her way to being a full time filmmaker and writer of televsion –­ Shaz worked in a fish cannery; bartended at a mafia bar; was a film programmer at Sundance, LA Film Festival and AFI FEST; peddled liquor undercover; developed films for actor Giancarlo Esposito; and was Cher’s stand-in for a day. Her films and performance pieces have been seen in festivals, theatres, museums and abandoned warehouses all over the United States, Mexico, Canada, South Africa and Europe. One of 8 women selected to the prestigious AFI Directing Workshop for Women, nominated as one of Fox's Top 20 and co-chapter leader for Film Fatales Los Angeles, a group of directors who happen to be women.

Shaz just finished shooting her debut feature film ALASKA IS A DRAG -- written & directed by Shaz Bennett, starring Martin L. Washington Jr, Maya Washington, Matt Dallas, Christopher O'Shea, Jason Scott Lee, Margaret Cho, John Fleck, Kevin Daniels, Nia Peeples, Adam Tomei -- currently in post production -- coming soon.