Shanrica Evans began telling stories at the age of six. Her great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother crafted the best parts of her as each of them carefully instilled wisdom, humor, and sometimes fear in the creative young girl. Shanrica focused her education at the University of Alabama on American Studies. She spent most of her time at the University of Alabama analyzing history and its devastating impacts on present-day issues and earned a BA in American Studies.
Shanrica’s first short film Blackface went on to place as a finalist for the Cine Golden Eagle award and play in festivals like the Lone Star Film Festival, Sidewalk Film Festival, Long Beach Indie Film Festival and many more.
Shanrica's second short film Casey has been screened at the Urban Word Film Festival, DC Short Festival, Bluecat Short Film Festival, Tallahassee Short Film Festival, Charlotte Black Film Festival and many others.
Shanrica is dedicated to intimately and honestly exploring the lives of people in underrepresented communities particularly people of color, women, and members of the LGBTQIA community. She hopes to create films that explore the quiet, pensive moments that shape us all.
She is currently pursuing her MFA at the USC School of Cinematic Arts with a focus on writing and directing.