@sheilanortley Sheila is an award-winning filmmaker who has written, produced and directed several internationally renowned projects including Zion, Victim and feature film David is Dying. In 2013 she produced the independent feature Sable Fable which went on to win Best Film at the prestigious American Black Film Festival awards in Miami, Florida. In 2016, she won the Woman of the Future award in Arts & Culture for her work in film and was invited to Buckingham Palace. The following year her film Limbo was shot in Norfolk, Virginia and selected at various international festivals included Cannes Pan-African Film Festival. Following her invitation to 10 Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister, 2018 saw her become an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society. A Game of Two Halves was penned by Sheila in November 2019. She worked in Writer’s Rooms for two dramas being developed for Netflix and Channel 4. Her short film Sometimes I Feel was selected for the Oscar qualifying PAFF festival in LA 2020. In November 2020, Sheila secured an unprecedented development deal with the national broadcaster, SKY. Shortly after this announcement she was selected to join the BFI Network x BAFTA Crew 2021. She ended the year working alongside an award-winning young and sundry team, including BAFTA and Emmy award-winner Matthew Barrett and BAFTA-nominated cinematographer Miles Ridgway on ‘I Am Mary’ In 2021 Sheila produced Stay Close for RED and Netflix. Sheila is developing her feature script with BFI, Film London and the BBC whilst developing new TV show ‘A Town Called Malice’ with SKY and Vertigo Films.