Meeshelle ‘Meesh’ Neal is a director, screenwriter, and author, with a background in producing and acting. She resides in Toronto ON.
In 2022 she directed Christmas Plus One (CityTV) & Her Highness the Princess of Christmas (TF1 | Reel One).
In 2021 she directed I Won’t Let You Go (Lifetime).
She is in development on her own feature films and multiple TV projects, including a TV series based on her YA book trilogy Betwixt. Two feature films, that she wrote and will direct, have been green-lit to go to camera in 2023.
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Agent, Lucas Talent
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*Apprenticeships with Gary Harvey: Meesh first approached Gary in 2018 to shadow through a show. Gary turned his need for a translator (and her need to learn the ropes) into a unique mentorship / apprenticeship position and offered her a job instead. Gary’s theory was that an assistant would have unfettered access and be involved in the entire process of how and why all decisions (from prep to post) are made – access not available to average shadowing directors.
Meesh’s job was to learn his process, become attuned to his speech, and in turn be his voice when needed.
Understanding Gary’s plans, then watching them in action helped Meesh develop a firm grasp on all aspects of TV production and elevated her abilities to execute a clear vision on time and on budget.