Shane Simmons - Bio

Shane Simmons is a producer and actor in Chicago. He recently produced episodic "Bettendorf Talks" (SXSW '24), as well as Kendall Goldberg’s debut feature When Jeff Tried to Save the World, Michael Glover Smith's Mercury in Retrograde, and Stephen Cone’s Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party.

He runs Elevated Films Chicago as its executive director, where they create unique independent film events and develop resources and hands-on opportunities for youth filmmakers.

Shane has a passion to champion films that dig deeper into human connection and offer a new perspective of our world and what it might become. A Chicagoan by way of Iowa, he is excited to continue building the independent film community in his adopted home.

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