Shelagh Carter is a Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio as an Actress and Director, a Professor of Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg and a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Directors Lab in Toronto. As a director, Shelagh has created work for over ten years. Night Travellers, her third short film, was a National Screen Institute Drama Prize winner in 2007. Her award winning 35 mm short, One Night, filmed as part of the Canadian Film Centre’s Short Dramatic Film 2009 series, screened at several international film festivals. She has also won world festival recognition with her experimental narrative short films Canoe , Rifting/Blue and Is It My Turn. Shelagh’s first feature film called Passionflower, the story of Sarah, an 11-year- old girl, forcing her family to come to terms with her mother’s increasing mental instability, has earned film festival attention and honors. Her latest indie feature, Before Anything You Say, an innovative drama based on a true story, has been completed. Additional feature film projects, a psychological thriller called The Woman Who Swallowed West Hawk Lake, a Noir inspired screenplay called Skinner, and a Chekhovian based drama called Into Invisible Light, are in various stages of development. She is a recipient of the award, Women In the Director’s Chair Career Advancement Module 2010, in collaboration with Women in Film Festival Vancouver.
"I am very happy for an opportunity to show my work. If I stood back from my films, some words to describe what I am interested in are 'transitions and delicate and dangerous transformations.' I hope you enjoy them."