Author: Meesh and Jax

M&J created the short film, MENTAL, an official selection of the Danforth Short Film Festival, the Philip K. Dick Film Festival, the WIFTV Festival, and the Short Circuit: Pacific Rim Film Festival where it won for cinematography, editing and, lead performance. MENTAL 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 won the One-Reeler Short Film Competition ‘Award of Excellence’ and is nominated for five Leo Awards. M&J have been hired to write features, shorts, treatments, and have several projects at various stages of development. Their series, HEARTMATTER is in development with Random Bench Productions. Their feature script LIVING WILLS is a ScreenCraft Film Fund quarterfinalist. Both served on the board and are members of WIFTV Vancouver and run 'Creative Services' for Jeb Beach & Associates.

VANCOUVER – *originally published on  By Meeshelle Neal with a note from Jax Smith Emotions are contagious. I have found that when a group of positive, proactive, people are working together toward a common goal, even intense pressure-filled situations can be enjoyable. Those high stakes, high stress, moments occur often in film. I highly suggest taking that into consideration when deciding who to add to key positions while crewing up. When hosting a party, I put a lot of thought into the guest list. It’s all about who will jive personality-wise. Not everyone I like and get along with…

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