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Shelley Gillen is a Canadian producer, screenwriter and songwriter.[1][2]

Shelley Gillen
Notable work
The Listener (2009)
Murdoch Mysteries (2009)
Kleo the Misfit Unicorn (1997)



Shelley Gillen studied music at Interlochen Arts Academy, journalism at Ryerson University and drama at University of Toronto.

From 1994-2007, she was a senior pay-TV executive and helped other Canadian screenwriters, directors and producers bring their product to the screen. As Head of Creative Affairs for Movie Central, Corus Entertainment, she commissioned the network's first original drama series, serving as executive-in-charge-of production on ground-breakers such as ReGenesis (2004), Terminal City (2005), Durham County (2007) and Slings & Arrows (2003).

She played an integral role in the development and financing of more than a hundred feature films, including two Oscar nominees, Deepa Mehta's Water (2005) and Sarah Polley's Away from Her (2006), and was credited as an executive producer on Andrew Currie's Fido (2006).

In 2003, she was awarded with a Wayne Black Service Award from Women in Film and Television Vancouver and a Leo Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement.[3]







  • 2014 : No Regrets (music by Shane Harvey), performed by Emily Osment in the movie A Daughter's Nightmare.
  • 2012 : Love Me Til You Die (music by Alexandra Mihill), performed by Jessica Lowndes in the movies A Mother's Nightmare and A Father's Nightmare.
  • 2010 : She Was My Momma and Till I'm Dead And Gone (music by Shane Harvey), performed by Larry Harvey in the documentary Paper Promises.
  • 1988 : Listen To The People (music by Shane Harvey), performed by Shane Harvey.
  • 1987 : Ricky (music by Shane Harvey), performed by Shane Harvey.


  1. ^ "Shelley Gillen". BFI.
  2. ^ "Shelley Gillen". Letterboxd.
  3. ^ "Shelley Gillen". Victoria Film Festival.

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