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The Shane Brothers are the writer- director team of Andre Shane and John Shane based in Chicago Illinois. ‘ Shotgun Love’ marks the Shane brothers second movie together after the 1998 short ‘ The Interview’.

Andre Shane currently splits his time between working as a freelance writer/producer and shooting indie film, music videos, and commercials. Andre’s last picture was another short called ‘ Odds’, which Andre wrote and directed and was a finalist in the 2001 First Glance Film Competition. He lives in the Chicago area surrounded by four beautiful women: his wife, daughter, and 2 cats.


John Shane works as a freelance editor and web/graphic designer. John wrote and directed another short entitled ‘Male Order’, which was an official selection at the 2002 New York Film and Video festival where it was screened both in New York and Los Angeles. For kicks, John plays keyboards in the Chicago rock outfit ‘Loaded’.


Sam Porretta - “ Dino”
Sam Porretta plays the lead character of ‘ Dino’. Sam is one of Chicago’s brightest young actors. He studied at The Professional Studio Program, The School of Russian Art Theater, Plasticene, The Training Center and many more. He has appeared in many plays at Steppenwolf, Redmoon, Center and many more. He has also done many independent films over the last few years. His versatility and skill is extraordinary. This is the first time Sam has collaborated with either of the Shane brothers, but hopefully not the last.

Laura Coleman- “ Alma”
Laura Coleman plays ‘ Alma’. Laura is one of Chicago’s leading young actresses and Shotgun Love marks her first venture into producing. Laura graduated from Michigan State and National-Louis University. She has received numerous awards for her Chicago theater work and is a founding member of the Artistic Home Acting Ensemble. This is the second time Laura has worked with one of the Shane brothers. In 2002 she was featured in John Shane’s ‘ Male Order’.