Meeshelle ‘Meesh’ Neal is a Vancouver based filmmaker. Her short films have won Leo Awards as well as awards at festivals including: Women In Film, Covellite, Short Circuit: Pacific Rim, Female Eye and many others. Recently, she directed the narrative shorts: Check and Ladies Don’t Wear Slacks (nominated for: cinematography, sound design, performance, and best film). Meeshelle first stepped onto the scene as an actor | writer | producer. She adapted Mental to the screen from her one-woman show. Mental received BravoFACT funding as well as multiple awards, and international recognition including Best Experimental Film at the 2018 Female Eye Film Festival. Together with Jax Smith, she co-owns the company ‘M&J Productions Inc.’ where they have several TV series and feature films at various stages of development. Along with making films, Meeshelle is an author. Her young adult, dark fantasy, novella Betwixt is set to hit shelves in the summer of 2018. Meeshelle was selected to attend the STORYHIVE Career Accelerator Program in 2017 and the Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) Career Advancement Module in 2018. Through the WIDC she is developing her magical realism, sci-fi fantasy, feature Sweet Release.