@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. In 2018 feature film The Strangers was shot and principal photography for feature film A Game of Two Halves began in November 2019 both penned by Sheila. She ended the year in Writer’s Rooms for two dramas being developed for Netflix and Channel 4. Her latest short film Sometimes I Feel was selected for the Oscar qualifying PAFF festival in LA 2020. Currently Sheila is developing her latest feature script with BFI and Film London.