- Reporter and Filmmaker
Shannon Service is an independent reporter and filmmaker whose work has appeared at Sundance, the Toronto International Film Festival, the Telluride Film Festival, the Berlin International Film Festival, The New York Times, and The Guardian of London.
In 2012, she broke the story of slavery at sea for National Public Radio’s Morning Edition. Her feature documentary Ghost Fleet follows up, setting sail with a Thai abolitionist as she scours remote islands for slaves who’ve jumped ship.
Service was a finalist for DOC NYC’s best new director award and won the Palm Springs Film Festival’s emerging director's prize. As a reporter, she has earned several awards including an Edward R. Murrow, a National Press Photographers Association award, and a Knight Award for Best Narrative Science Journalism. Service is an alumna of School for International Training’s International Honors Program.