SHORT Films (Selected)

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DIRECTOR | WRITER | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ~Meeshelle Neal
PRODUCER | ACTOR ~Taylor Hastings

When the love of her life falls ill, a headstrong and passionate woman learns that keeping someone alive, at any cost, might not be worth it in the end.

Official Selection of Image+Nation Festival 2020
Official Selection of the Reel Pride Film Festival 2020
Official Selection of the Covellite International Film Festival 2020
*Honours List Women X Festival 2020
Official Selection of the Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival 2020

*WINNER Best Female Filmmaker
*WINNER Best LGBTQ Film

*Nominated for:
Best North American Movie Director
Best Screenplay Under 30 Pages
Best Actress (Taylor Hastings)
Official Selection of the Kalakari Film Festival
*Certificate of Achievement Presented to MeeshelleNeal
Official Selection of the Oxford International Short Film Festival 2020
*WINNER Best Film in the ‘Loss’ block
*Nominated for Best LGBTQ+ Film
Official Selection Blast Off Film Festival 2020
 *Nominated for Best Leading Acting Team: Short Film
Official Selection of the Open Window International Film Challenge 2020
 *WINNER for Best LGBTQ Short
Official Selection Best Global Shorts Film Festival 2020
Official Selection of the Vancouver Short Film Festival 2020
Official Selection Thinking Hat Fiction Challenge 2020
Finalist in The Third Logcinema Theatre on Films 2020
Official Selection of the Save Your Eyes Film Festival 2020
Official Selection of Under the Stars Film Festival 2019
Official Selection of the Berlin Flash Film Festival 2019
*Winner Honorable Mention
Finalist in The People’s Film Festival 2019
Finalist in the Florence Film Awards 2019
Official Selection of the International Shorts Film Festival 2019

Official Selection of IFF on the Beach 2019

“Can’t describe how much true to the core it was for & how much goosebumps your film gave me, since myself I am Ukrainian. So the language. I mean. As you can guess. Struck a deep note. Beautiful work Meeshelle! Stunning.” Val️

“I’m writing you because I recently saw your film Sweet Release at the Vancouver short film fest and wanted to say a quick thanks for your inspiring work. I really connected with the honesty of the film and how truthful the storytelling was. I was really impressed with how naturally your film moved. I found myself really reflecting about your film for a few days afterwards and it created a strong desire in me to write more.” Riley

“This short film is bittersweet, heartbreaking and touching.” Utah Film Festival & Awards

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DIRECTOR ~Meeshelle Neal
WRITER | ACTOR | PRODUCER ~Leah Beaudry

Ana, a lonely young woman, suppresses her past in an attempt to gain control of her future, but as soon as she thinks she has everything under control, memories, merely a word and a door away, arise unbidden to take over and take hold.

*SEMI-FINALIST Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival 2021
Official Selection of the Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival 2021

*WINNER
BEST MOVIE DIRECTOR – NORTH AMERICA – MEESHELLE NEAL
BEST FILM – LGBTQ

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – CANADA – POLLY PIERCE
BEST ACTRESS – LEAH BEAUDRY
&
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – MARNIE MAHANNAH

NOMINATED FOR
BEST SHORT DRAMA
BEST MOVIE DIRECTOR – CANADA – MEESHELLE NEAL

Official Selection of the Macroproject Film Festival 2021
*WINNER HONOURABLE MENTION
*FINALIST
Prague International Film Festival 2021
*SEMI-FINALIST San Francisco Indie Short Festival 2021
Official Selection of the Toronto Independent Nollywood Film Festival 2021

*FINALIST
Vancouver Independent Film Festival 2021Official Selection of the Niagara Falls Independent Short Film Festival 2021
*WINNER BEST DIRECTOR Berlin Indie Film Festival 2021Official Selection of the Reel Pride Film Festival 2020
*WINNER HONOURABLE MENTION

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DIRECTOR | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ~Jax Smith
WRITER | ACTOR | PRODUCER ~Meeshelle Neal

Alicia sees reality through a dream­like lens of externalized psychotic episodes. Caught in a loop of depression and anxiety she uses prescription drugs to numb herself. Unable to discern what is real and what is imaginary, she finally gives into her inner voice’s advice and embraces her biggest fear.

Sometimes the only way out is through.

Official Selection of the Covellite International Film Festival 2017
*Winner of ‘Achievement in Filmmaking Best Short Form’ Covellite 2017 
Official Selection of the Danforth Short Film Festival 2017
*Winner of ‘Award of Excellence’ One-Reeler Short Film Competition 2017
Official Selection of the Vancouver Short Film Festival 2018
*Winner of Raindance Vancouver’s ‘Underdog Award’ 2018
Official Selection of the Philip K. Dick Film Festival 2018
Official Selection of the International Women in Film Festival 2018
Official Selection of the Short Circuit: Pacific Rim Film Festival 2018
*Winner of ‘Best Editing’ Short Circuit: Pacific Rim Film Festival 2018
*Winner of ‘Best Cinematography’ Short Circuit: Pacific Rim Film Festival 2018
*Winner of ‘Best Performance in a Lead Role’ Short Circuit: Pacific Rim Film Festival 2018
Official Selection of the Female Eye Film Festival 2018
*Winner of ‘Best Experimental’ Female Eye 2018
*Winner of ‘Best Sound’ Leo Awards 2018
*Winner of ‘Best Production Design’ Leo Awards 2018
Official Selection of the Femme Wave Film Festival 2018
Official Selection of the Short Circuit Pacific Northwest Tour 2018

Nominated for 5 Leo Awards 2018:
Best
Screenwriting (Meeshelle Neal and Jax Smith)
Best
Sound (John Sawa)
Best
Production Design (Jamie Chrest)
Best
Costume Design (Katie Goold)
&
Best Short Film (Meeshelle Neal, Jax Smith, Liz Levine, Victoria Angell)

Listen here to my interview on Latenight with Cornell where I also talk about “Betwixt” & “Therapy” along with my experience at the Female Eye Film Festival & the WIDC