Shona Auerbach began her career as a stills photographer. Her directorial debut was the short film Seven, which won Best British short film at the British short film festival, Molodist film festival, Munich International Festival of Film Schools, and Best film at Montecatini Filmvideo International Short Film Festival in Italy.
Shona spent the next few years directing commercials, alongside preparing her debut feature film, Dear Frankie featuring Gerrard Butler, which was backed by Pathe, and on completion was picked up by Harvey Weinstein, Miramax. It was shown at many film festivals including Un Certain Regard, in Cannes, where it received a standing ovation, was headlined in the Times as "The Brits that stole Cannes" and was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer & Best Director (Scotland).
Since Dear Frankie, Shona returned to shooting commercials with many clients such as Mastercard, NSPCC, Whiskers, Nescafe and National Lottery. Recently she shot her second feature film Rudy which is now in post production and due to be released in 2017.