Sheila Nortley.


Location: London

Email: Katie Langridge


Sheila is an award-winning filmmaker who has written, produced and directed several internationally renowned projects including ZION, VICTIM and the feature film DAVID IS DYING. Sheila founded Kingdom Drama School in 2011, now run by Ashley Walters.

In 2013, she produced the independent feature SABLE FABLE which went on to win Best Film at the prestigious American Black Film Festival Awards in Miami, Florida. In 2016, she won the Woman of the Future award in Arts & Culture for her work in film and was invited to Buckingham Palace.

The following year her film LIMBO was shot in Norfolk, Virginia and selected at various international festivals included Cannes Pan-African Film Festival. Following her invitation to 10 Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister, 2018 saw her become an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society for her determination in committing to the Society’s mission of promoting the values of the Commonwealth. In 2018, feature film THE STRANGERS was shot and principal photography for feature film A GAME OF TWO HALVES began in November 2019 both penned by Sheila. She ended the year in Writer’s Rooms for an exciting new Netflix comedy and a Channel 4 drama. Her latest short film SOMETIMES I FEEL was selected for the Oscar qualifying PAFF festival in LA 2020.

Currently Sheila is developing her feature script Birdsong with BFI and Film London.