The Bio You Want to Read
Hallie loves…. learning the lay of a city by jogging it, a well-timed response of dry humor, obsessing over song lyrics, sitting in a hot tub outside when it’s snowing, colored markers, maps that fold out, the sound of distant trains in the middle of the night, the spine of a favorite book, squat jumps & skater hops & high knee freezes & mountain climbers, privacy, metaphors, reading by a crackling wood fireplace, word games with timers, dark love stories, cherry trees blooming in the spring, a memorable final line to a book or poem or essay, neighborhoods where all the houses look different, inside jokes that last for decades, World Cup, the Olympics, the view from a plane or rooftop deck or Ferris wheel, handwritten letters, rubberized tracks, people-watching behind dark sunglasses, a long breath held underwater, walking after dark, really tall hedges, a killer bridge that makes the entire song, bicycling the waterfront, jigsaw puzzles, and being with loved ones.
The Bio You’re Supposed to Read
Hallie Shepherd is a writer, actress, producer, and editor, and she co-owns Fireshoe Productions with Eric Colley. She graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Western Washington University where she ran varsity track and cross-country.
Hallie produced Oscar Winner Cuba Gooding Jr.’s directorial debut Bayou Caviar, starring Gooding Jr., Famke Janssen, Katharine McPhee, and Oscar Winner Richard Dreyfuss. The film was released theatrically in October 2018, and it’s now available on Hulu.
Shortly before that, Hallie wrote and produced the suspense/thriller Last Seen in Idaho, played the lead role, and co-edited the film. The film debuted on the Showtime channel in December 2018, and it’s now available on Peacock and various VOD streaming platforms. For her role in this film, Hallie won the “Best Actress” Jury Prize Award at the Gig Harbor Film Festival.
Prior to that, Hallie produced, co-wrote, and co-edited the World War II drama The Last Rescue, in which she also played one of the main characters in the ensemble cast. In July 2015, the film premiered at Redbox, and it can now be watched on Amazon Prime and various VOD streaming platforms.
Additionally, she acted in the comedy Bigfoot Killed My Wife, which is in the final stages of post-production. Hallie also wrote the script, produced, and co-edited the film. She plays one of the lead roles, a neurotic character with a big heart. And yes, Bigfoot is in it too.
Hallie can also be seen in many acting roles for other production companies. She plays the role of a self-absorbed psychotherapist in the comedy Get Naked! which won the Audience Award at the 2017 Culver City Film Festival. She also plays the lead role of an outspoken paranormal investigator in the horror film Hellbilly Hollow and the role of an aggressive courtroom lawyer in the psychological thriller Losing Addison. Most recently, Hallie played a role in the thriller film Palido, starring Kellan Lutz. She plays the role of Lutz’s wife. The film is currently in post-production.
Hallie spent several years as a filmmaking and screenwriting mentor at Los Angeles’s Film Connection Program, and she occasionally guest teaches screenwriting at Tacoma School of the Arts. She was also previously a Scriptapolooza mentor for their fellowship program, and she served on the Advisory Board of Shoreline Community College’s Performance Arts/Filmmaking program.
There are many new projects on the horizon! Hallie has multiple projects in development through her own company: small indies and larger projects that are set up within the studio system.