@sheilanortley Films Sheila Nortley is a writer/producer from London, with a scope of work that extends internationally across film and television. Her film work includes producing the independent feature film Sable Fable, which went on to win Best Film at the prestigious American Black Film Festival awards in Miami, Florida; and Limbo, which was filmed in Virginia and selected at various international festivals including Cannes Pan-African Film Festival. She also recently directed the short film Moon Over Aburi, which has been selected at Rhode Island International Film Festival 2023, Joburg Film Festival and PAFF 2023 in LA. Sheila’s writing work includes the short film Sometimes I Feel, which was selected for the Oscar Qualifying PAFF festival in LA 2020. She has participated in multiple writers’ rooms, including for two dramas being developed for Netflix and Channel 4 and the new upcoming drama A Town Called Malice, for SKY and Vertigo Films which will premiere on SKY in 2023. In 2020, Sheila secured an unprecedented development deal with SKY to develop new television series, and was also selected to join the BFI Network x BAFTA crew 2021. Through these initiatives, Sheila worked alongside BAFTA and Emmy award-winner Matthew Barrett and BAFTA-nominated cinematographer Miles Ridgway on I Am Mary, which she directed. Her additional directing credits include short films Joy, Sacred Knowledge and music videos for Too Bold and We Roll by Shingai. In 2021, working with Red Production company, Sheila produced Netflix’s global hit drama Stay Close, starring Cush Jumbo and Richard Armitage. Sheila spent 2022 producing new superhero show Supacell for Netflix, created by Rapman, and developing her debut feature script Birdsong, with BFI, Film London and the BBC. Birdsong was selected for The Brit List, an annual showcase of the best unproduced screenplays in the UK, compiled from recommendations by British production companies, talent agencies, sales companies financiers, distributors and broadcasters. In 2016, Sheila won the Woman of The Future award in Arts & Culture for her work in film, and in 2018 she became an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society.