Shailla studied the craft of acting at various highly respected entities around the globe, with a variety of highly renowned coaches, including with the reputable Ivana Chubbuck herself, at the Masterclass she held in Sydney at the Actors Centre.
She also studied full time at the TVI Actors Studios in New York, where not only they have some of the best teachers in the craft of acting, and also for specific areas such as TV, Theatre, Film, Commercials, they also have weekly business classes teaching the actors on how to run our own business, since we are our own brands.
Recently she also attended an actor's workshop in Sydney at Templar Films (With Jeff Purser & Ranko Markovic, Producers of "Cedar Boys").
She is also a trained and experienced filmmaker. She have completed intensive courses at the Australian Film Base, where all the students get hands on experience making films from pre-production throughout post-production.
There she learned everything she needed to know to get started: writing, casting, producing, managing, designing, directing, sound, gaffering, camera, continuity, clapping, editing, etc etc.
Recently she went back to the Australian Film Base for another intensive workshop on Film Making and Directing (with Colm O'Murchu, Director/Producer of the "The Makeover" and Director of "A Day In the Life"), for a full on course on the business side of the entertainment industry.
EXPERIENCE AS A FILMMAKER
She worked on 2 productions whilst studying at the Australian Film Base, "Three Lives of Alex" and "Beauty and the Brag". After that she worked in various crew roles in various independent productions from short films to feature films.
Later she wrote, directed, produced, edited, etc 2 films for the Kino Kabaret UK Film Festival, "Brazilian Gone British" and "Stella & Robert". A few months after she made another film for the Kino Film Festival, "Breathing", and with all the great feedbacks, she wrote and shot some additional scenes for "Breathing" (www.breathing.meuamorfilms.com) and sent it to more film festivals and she was absolutely over the moon when "Breathing" got selected to show in the biggest Horror Film Festival in Australia, "A Night of Horror International Film Festival". Breathing also screened at the Newtown Flicks Film Festival, along with "Truly Cool" (www.trulycool.meuamorfilms.com), another film she wrote, produced and directed. Truly Cool won the audience awards for its screening session at the Newtown Flicks Film Festival. Truly Cool and Breathing also got shown at the Portugal Short Film Market.
Her most recent job on the other side the camera, has been as the Production Assistant for the very anticipated feature film "A Day in the Life" (http://www.adayinthelifefilm.com/).
DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING TRAINING
She is regularly attending business and marketing intensive workshops with some of the best coaches in the world in self-development and marketing.
She also attended various workshops with some of the biggest media and marketing names including Jay Conrad Levinson and Joel Roberts, and various internet marketing experts (not listing all names here, she doesnt want to give all her secrets away).
Recently she also attended the Creative Marketing BootCamp with local Freelancing and Marketing expert Monica Davidson.