Writer and director
Director/ Writer Bio & Filmography
Shelagh was born in Vancouver. She starred in Dennis Potter's, Prix Italia winner: Cream In My
Coffee. After an established acting career, she graduated with a first-class degree in film and creative
writing (2013) and awarded an MA (distinction) in Creative Writing (2015.) Her debut feature film as
writer/director, Astronaut, stars Academy award winning actor Richard Dreyfuss. Astronaut,
premiered at Edinburgh Film Festival ( 2019.) Nexus, Shelagh’s second screenplay, chosen for the
Writer’s Lab 2018, supported by Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman has a proposed shoot in 2020.
2019: Astronaut (writer/ director.) Edinburgh International Film Festival. Best of the Fest,
Nominated for Audience Award. Taormina and Fantasia Film Festival.
2017: The Great Escape (writer/ director) Rhode Island (2017) Cinequest screenwriting
competition, semi-finalist (2017) Shore Screenwriting Competition, shortlisted (2016) London
Independent Film Festival (2017) Winner, Moondance Film Festival, Winner. (2018)
2016 Nexus. The Competition. (writer/director) (Promos)
2012/13 Run (short) Awards: Royal Reel - Canada Film Festival. Nominations: San Luis
Obispo. Spirit Quest, New Hope, Monarch. Screenings: Asia film festival. Berlin Shorts.
Charleston FF. San Antonio, Vancouver
2011: David Rose (short) Awards: Royal Reel - Canada Film Festival. Nominations: Tulsa
Film Festival. Screenings: Sprit Quest, Los Angeles.