After experiencing buzz from audiences and critics alike on the film festival circuit, the Bruce McDonald feature film “Hard Core Logo 2”, starring Shannon Jardine alongside Bruce McDonald and Care Failure, is now coming to theatres across the country, including the TIFF Bell Lightbox Theatre in Toronto beginning April 13thand in Vancouver on April 20th.
The film, which is a follow-up to the cult classic punk mock documentary “Hard Core Logo”, will be screening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox Theatre in Toronto. Canadian indie film legend Bruce McDonald helms the film, which follows Care Failure, the sexy lead singer of Canadian punk rock band Die Mannequin, who claims to have channelled the spirit of the Hard Core’s lead singer Joe Dick. Not only was researching for the role a fantastic experience, but Shannon thoroughly enjoyed the chance to work with Bruce McDonald. According to Shannon, “To work with Bruce is a real dream. He is one of my favourite filmmakers and to act with him and collaborate with him was such a joy – as he is so generous and kind.”
Shannon has a number of other noteworthy projects on the horizon. First up is her second film working with acclaimed director Jennifer Lynch (Surveillance, Boxing Helena), in the haunting psychological thriller “Chained”. The film stars Vincent D’Onofrio (Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Full Metal Jacket) in the lead role as Bob, a cab-driving serial killer who stalks his prey on the city streets alongside his reluctant protégé Tim, who must make a life or death choice between following in Bob’s footsteps or breaking free from his captor.
Shannon had the chance to be a part of the current zombie craze sweeping film and television, with a supporting role as a “Skinhead Nazi Zombie” in the Don Carmody Productions and Minds Eye Entertainment produced feature film “13 Eerie”. During training for her role, Shannon had the opportunity to go to “zombie stunt school”, where she learned how to look and sound like a bonafide walking dead. Her other upcoming film appearances include the feature “Ferocious”, directed by Robert Cuffley (Walk All Over Me) and produced by Chaos, a film company, and KarmaFilm www.ferociousmovie.com. This thriller follows a popular television actress who tries to secretly retrieve a sexually incriminating videotape from a seedy nightclub. The film, starring Amanda Crew and Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy), is currently in post-production and set for a Fall 2012 release.
Elsewhere, Shannon has a series regular role on the web series “My Lupine Life”, produced by T3 Digital Productions and KarmaFilm, which is set to premiere online this Spring. The series is an official selection for the LA WebFest and Hollyweb Festival. The show follows Louis Pine, an imaginative, artistic, just-turned fourteen year-old boy convinced that he may be turning into a werewolf. But Louis’ mom (played by Shannon) and his best friend Maurcio both think he’s going a little loopy, and spending too much time on silly werewolf sites like yourlupinelife.com. Louis sets out to prove that he is right. But is he?
This jack-of-all-trades doesn't slow down off camera, either. Shannon is also one of the creators and producers of the internationally airing television docu-series “Dust Up”. The show will be airing on History Television in Canada starting April 12th and can also be seen (mostly on Discovery Channel HD) across Europe, in South Africa, Latin America, and Australia, to name a few. Time Out Dubai recently listed “Dust Up” in their list of Top TV of the Week.
Shannon currently resides in Toronto and Saskatchewan. When she isn’t acting on-stage, in film and television, or working behind the scenes, she enjoys the outdoors-camping, traveling and hiking-and is fascinated by the sci-fi genre and the current vampire phenomenon.