Shelly Sinclair has over twenty-five years of experience in the entertainment industry and has two degrees in Directing and Technical Theatre. As an actor/director she has studied with Michael Shurtleff, Titos Vandis, Salome Jens, Ted Zeigler, and Christopher Robin and with Brice Studio (NYC), HB Studio (NYC), Groundling Theatre (LA) and Second City.
Ms. Sinclair has produced and directed over 40 theatrical productions. Her theatrical directorial and production credits include Oliver, Music Man, Star Spangled Girl, and Driving Yourself Crazy (by Michael Shurtleff). In addition, she has served in various capacities in feature motion picture production, including Air Force One, Milk Money, Lost in Yonkers, and the short story A Rose for Emily.
Sinclair produced/directed a Dorothy Parker short on mini DV entitled Diary of a New York Lady, in 2002. In 1994, she produced a feature-length motion picture for Oregon Pictures entitled Tattoo Boy, which was shot in Dayton, Ohio. This motion picture was screened at the Cannes Film Festival. It received the Golden Starfish Honorable Mention Award at The Hamptons International Film Festival and Best Feature Film Award at The New York Underground Film Festival.
In addition to her experience in motion picture production, Ms. Sinclair has an impressive list of experience in other areas of production, including choreography, sound editing, video, light design, writing and composing, technical direction, and stage direction, as well as acting on film, video and stage. On top of her production experience, Shelly has managed various administrative and financial aspects of motion picture production such as location selection and casting.
The Middle of 8 Budget: $1M - $5M | Mystery ⋄ Crime An injured detective must find the courage to return to duty with her K-9 partner and continue a deadly game with a madman.
Scarlett's Heart Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance ⋄ Fantasy Three weeks before her wedding day, Scarlett’s dreams reveal her true soul mate: a Cherokee Indian living in another dimension. Through the help of a wise old Cherokee woman, a scientist experimenting with parallel dimensions, and her family’s unconditional love, the (distant) young lovers are reunited.
"Tattoo Boy" - The Golden Starfish Honorable Mention Award at The Hamptons International Film Festival
"Tattoo Boy" - Best Feature Film Award at The New York Underground Film Festival