Sheila Jayadev


Sheila is a producer with a background in entertainment law. Most recently, she produced the critically acclaimed miniseries STATELESS for Matchbox Pictures and Cate Blanchett’s Dirty Films which was invited to premiere at the Berlinale 2020. In 2016, she produced the multi award-winning feature film ALI’S WEDDING (Winner – Audience Award SFF, Critics Choice MIFF, Best Film Cinefest Oz). Both ALI’S WEDDING and STATELESS have been sold to Netflix.

Sheila has worked in development at Scott Free, Ridley Scott’s London-based production company, and also as a Development & Production Executive for Screen NSW and Screen Australia. She also has worked for Matchbox Pictures as development producer of its feature film slate. Passionate about telling diverse stories, Sheila has written and directed various short form productions which have screened at film festivals internationally. She has a slate of projects in development with Matchbox Pictures across feature film and television, and will go into production on the feature film anthology HERE OUT WEST in November 2020, a co-production with Co-curious. She is a founding member of boutique production company Emerald Productions with Lyn Norfor and Prue Williams.

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