Shailla Quadra is an award winning bi-lingual filmmaker, actress and writer. She is simply not the type that sits and waits. She goes for it!
Originally from Brazil, she now resides in Australia, where she has worked alongside some of Australia’s most popular talent, including Luke Arnold (Blacks Sails, Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS), Martin Dingle Wall (Strangerland, Cops LAC) and Nathin Butler (Winners & Losers, General Hospital).
Shailla’s previous film, “Brad Fitt Will Be Mine,” earned her a NYCIFF Best Lead Actress Award nomination in 2011. Written, directed and edited entirely by Shailla, the film entered the official selection for the Columbia George International Film Festival 2012, followed by selection at Australia’s largest horror film-festival, A Night of Horror International Film Festival 2014.
“LOVE SOCKS” her most recent work, first feature film as a Writer-Director-Producer-Actress-Editor, got nominated for the Best Comedy Award at the NYCIFF 2015; won The Triangle Award at the Columbia George International Film Festival 2015; was also official selection at the Sydney Indie Film Festival 2015, Singapore World International Film Festival 2016; and won the Best Comedy Feature Award at the Florida Movie Festival 2016.
Her previous credits as Writer-Director-Producer-Actress-Editor of various short films include; “BREATHING” (A Night of Horror International Film Festival 2009 Official Selection, VCFM 2009, Newtown Flicks Film Festival 2009), “TRULY COOL” (Best Audience Winner at the Sunday Offerings Session at the Newtown Flicks Film Festival 2009, VCFM 2009), “BRAZILIAN GONE BRITISH”, and many more.
Shailla is passionate about helping artists achieve their career goals. Her biggest influence as a filmmaker is Robert Rodriguez. After reading his book “Rebel Without a Crew,” she always reminds herself – “If he can do it – I can do it.”
Believing strongly that when you want something from the bottom of your heart, you have to go for it and do whatever it takes, as long as you’re doing the right things of course, it doesn’t matter how many new skills you have to learn and sharpen, just do it.
She is very passionate about inspiring others and she is a strong believer that we all have within us the power to achieve everything we want in life, independent of where we came from, or what happened in the past, as long as we keep the light within our hearts, look towards the future and always have faith in ourselves, no matter what, we must keep believing, keep going and keep doing great work, rising from the ashes again and again, only then we can make the world a better place.
She is all about going the extra miles that takes to reach all goals in life.
Other titles by the author:
“7 Steps for Film Festival Success”
“7 Steps for Screen Acting Success”
“The Saving Diet”
Films written, produced and directed by the author:
“Brad Fitt Will Be Mine”
“Brazilian Gone British”
Find Shailla Online:
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shailla/603695583090263
Official Website: http://shailla.com/yes/
Unstoppable Productions: http://www.unstoppableproductions.com.au/
“Love Socks” Official Website: http://lovesocksmovie.com/
“Brad Fitt Will Be Mine” Official Website: http://bradfittwillbemine.com/
“7 Steps for Film Festival Success” http://filmfestivalsuccess.com/
“7 Steps for Screen Acting Success” http://screenactingsuccess.com/
“The Saving Diet” http://thesavingdiet.com/