Updated: Jan 22
PUBLIC SPEAKER, YOUTUBE INFLUENCER, WRITER AND RISING ACTOR
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Innovative and refreshing, Shanelle’s quirky and sarcastic humor is making conversations surrounding mental health and wellbeing funny and relatable! By covering topics on self love, relationships/dating and living intentionally, Shanelle’s mission is to remind her viewers every day that they are worthy and
created for love. Via her Psychology degree and 10 years experience in being an online persona, Shanelle has found her calling in the field of influencing for a cause!
She crafts stories when she works with brands that her audience will actually connect with and invest in. Every ounce of energy she pours into her collaborations/partnerships has a well thought out purpose behind why she believes her audience should want a product or support a brand. Which is why if Shanelle’s approach to influencer marketing appeals to you, then you might be a great fit!
I'M A MULTI-PASSIONATE PERSON I believe we are born with several purposes and passions that we are capable pursuing in life. Hence, I don’t subscribe to the notion we have to fit into one specific box. There are many beautiful careers and pursuits in life that are too lovely to label ourselves by just one. So why limit ourselves and instead achieve them all?
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Shanelle began to be sought after during her time running in the Miss Universe Canada pageant and since then has been speaking internationally on various motivational topics within confidence building, healthy relationships & mental wellbeing.
Shanelle has been acting for majority of the 24 years of her life. She has starred in various theatre productions and most recently has been able to land some lead and supporting roles in the area of her real passion – TV & Film.
STARRING IN SILK ROAD - FINDERS KEEPERS SERIES FILMING IN THE OKANAGAN THIS PAST NOV-DEC
Silk Road - Finders Keepers is filmed out in BC by Infinity Films.
The five leads in the show are:
Kayden Boisclaire (Leo)
Shanelle Connell (Abby) Shelyse Cameron (Hex) Laine Gillies (Kayley) Nich Gulicz (Justice)
5 year old Leo is raised by his gun running step father in Afghanistan. When the British Army rescue him he lands on the streets of Chicago. Teaming up with 3 ace computer hackers they decide to steal his stepfather's money ($22,000,000,000.00) Little do they know the money was supposed to be used to illegally purchase uranium to be sold to Iran....now every government agency in the world is trying to find Leo and his sister to get their hands on the money.
Producer and Cinematography by C.J Clayton. Produced by Rodney Grey, Executive Producer Alan MacFarlane, Line Producer C.Jay Boisclair, Consulting Producer Shafik Chernovsky, Co-Producer Alex Peterson, Series Producer Tatiana Turner, Associate Producer Alexander Patterson, Composer Roger Leaver. Cinematography C.J Clayton, Karl Heldt, Ethan Ribeiro. Costume Supervisor Trina Monroe-Panich. Steady Cam Operator Cody Fofonoff, Special Effects Dan Popoff, Key Makeup Artist Priscilla Clayton and many more.
Follow @SILKROADSERIES for more show updates on filming season one!
Priscilla Clayton Makeup Artist and Photo
Repost, before Shanelle started filming Silk Road!
I’ve been acting again lately. And it gives me such great joy. It was once something I thought I would never go back to. I let that pursuit slip away with the consent of my heart. I told myself that it had ridden it’s coarse and it was time I moved on. But that’s the funny thing about life. You never know where it will take you. A couple months ago my life got really rough, and this little app and the platform I built wasn’t enough to keep me going through the pain. I needed something more tangible to chase and take my mind off of my life that was shattering into a million little pieces. That’s when my first audition call in five years came in. A small speaking role in a pilot TV series. A couple weeks later that small speaking role was upgraded to a reoccurring supporting lead. It was a breathtaking moment for me. Minimal as it may seem, not sure of where the series would go, it meant something to me. It gave me hope. The drive feels different this time though. Different from when I was young... it’s not to prove a point of that I can make it or to achieve grandiose amounts of fame. It’s purely and utterly for me. It’s been my lifeline the last couple months. It’s been the only thing beyond God that’s given me faith that things will get better. It’s something that no matter where this path takes me... if I make it or not... that I’ll be thankful for. Of course I would love to see my name at The Oscars one day. Or walk the red carpet in a Valentino gown. But if I don’t? That’s ok too.
SHANNELL'S BUSINESS - CREATED FOR LOVE
Dating coaching, online courses & workshops, lifestyle goods & apparel. Making it easier for you to NAB your dream partner.
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Sis – here's how to 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 right if you want to turn that 𝘫𝘰𝘬𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 ♥️♣️ 1. LAY OUT THE RULES 👏🏼 Shocker. You’ve gotta set boundaries. Sounds like a no brainer and I've talked about it before... but I cannot stress enough how important it is to teach people how to treat you. If you let him play you like a deck of cards, you're going to lose the game. Period. 2. KEEP YOUR CARDS CLOSE 🤫 Until you're sure you've got a good hand in the game, keep that poker face on. It's ok to be vulnerable, but be selective of how vulnerable. He needs to earn the right to discover more of you by showing you he's not in it just to clean up after the first round. 3. MAINTAIN THE UPPER HAND 🙋🏼♀️Why? Because you're a queen and you deserve to be treated like one. Never let a man think that he has you, even when he has you. I'm not saying make him feel insecure (𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵'𝘴 𝘤𝘳𝘶𝘦𝘭), but ensure he realizes that your choice to invite him into your life is a privilege, not a right. And my last tips are... 4. CALL THE GAME 💃🏼 5. FOLD BEFORE YOU LOSE THE GAME 😒 But you will have to 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐥𝐨𝐠 (𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘭𝘭.𝘤𝘰𝘮) to read the rest! TRUST ME though. You won't want to miss out on reading the rest. I've even included links to my 𝐟𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬 that have become my BIBLES when it comes to 𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐲𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐚 𝐰𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡. Hint – they've often saved me from continuously dating psychopaths which is a pattern for my empathetic heart 😛! Link is in the bio for you babes so you can read more! 💬And comment your fave tip though and let me know how YOU play YOUR cards right!
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