NativeAdVantage 10-Q2BA:

(10 Questions 2B Answered)

What do you do best?
What makes you the best?
Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
Favorite People?
Favorite Places?
Favorite Products?
Current Passions?

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Meeshelle 'Meesh' Neal: Writer, Actor, Producer & Director

My NativeAdVantage:


Meeshelle 'Meesh' Neal has written | produced | starred in two award winning short films: THERAPY & MENTAL. THERAPY was an Official Selection of the: International Women in Film Festival, Gimli Film Festival, NSI Online Film Festival, and the Festival Regards Sur Le Cinema Du Monde where it won the 'Audience Choice Award.' THERAPY was nominated for two Leo Awards: "Best Editing' & 'Best Actress' as well as the 'NSI Short Film Prize.' MENTAL was an Official Selection of the: Danforth Short Film Festival, Philip K. Dick Film Festival, International Women in Film Festival, and Short Circuit: Pacific Rim Film Festival where it won awards for: 'Best Cinematography,' 'Editing,' and 'Lead Performance.'

MENTAL also screened at the Covellite International Film Festival where it won ‘Achievement in Filmmaking Best Short Form’ and the Vancouver Short Film Festival where it won Raindance Vancouver’s ‘Underdog Award.’ The film also won the One-Reeler Short Film Competition ‘Award of Excellence’ and is nominated for five Leo Awards: 'Best Short,' 'Screenwriting,' 'Sound,' 'Costume Design,' and 'Production Design.'

Recently, Meeshelle directed two short films, CHECK & LADIES DON'T WEAR SLACKS (*48 hour ‘Run & Gun’ *Nominated for four Awards: 'Best Cinematography,' 'Sound Design,' 'Performance,' and 'Best Film'). Meesh is one half of the writing duo, M&J with Jax Smith.

What do I do best?

Work hard. I am disciplined, loyal, and prompt. I produce material because I put in the time & effort. There is no magic pill that I know of.

What makes me the best version of myself?

My support system of open, positive, people & staying on top of my health.

What are my aspirations?

Personally, I aspire to meditate more and remain grounded / strong / steady from within.

Business-wise, I aim to create work that inspires / connects / creates positive change.

My Biggest Success?

My biggest personal success was overcoming panic attacks which became near-crippling back in 2013

In business, co-owning M&J Productions Inc. (with Jax Smith) for the last few years.

My Most Challenging Moment?

When I was sick growing up, and the doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong. They tried to fix the various symptoms separately and eventually told me that the pain was all in my head. Turns out I was actually living with undiagnosed Celiac disease. After seeing the specialist, and getting certified, I stopped ingesting gluten. After many months my symptoms cleared. The first time I woke up without a stomach ache in over ten years, I was overwhelmed with a feeling of relief and gratitude. Health became extremely important to me. Years later, I moved to Vancouver to pursue my dreams and brought with me the work ethic I nurtured through dealing with this condition.

My Motto?

Personal: ‘I am a work in progress’ & ‘To err is human’

Business: “Don’t call me lucky. Call me a badass.” ― Shonda Rhimes

My Favorite People/Role Models?

The people around me are so amazing! I count myself extremely lucky to have a ton of names for this list so I’ll do my best to trim it: my husband, my main writing / business partner Jax Smith, my mentors Gary Harvey & Liz Levine, my directing companions Veronika Kurz & Lisa Newell, my co-creative badass boss lady teammates: Monica Mustelier, Aliyah O'Brien, Amanda Verhagen, Zlatina Pacheva, Taylor Hastings, Danielle Braund, Briana Rayner, & Tracy Varju, my main cinematographer Kenrick Block, my main editor Aerlan Barrett, each of the 'Superfriends'... and many more.

My Favorite Places/Destinations?

Anywhere I go with my husband. He’s the best!

‘Home’ by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros is one of our theme songs.

My Favorite Products/Objects?

Final Draft, Beeswax Candles, Epsom Salts, A Book to Write in, Essential Oils

My Current Passions?

I’ve recently jumped into directing and am LOVING it!

Writing while sipping my favourite drink: Double Bergamot Earl Grey Tea with a touch of honey (cue Jean Luc Picard) & My kittens.