Stella Meghie

Stella Meghie in 2016

Stella Meghie is a Canadian film director and screenwriter. She directed the feature films Jean of the Joneses (2016), Everything, Everything (2017), The Weekend (2018), and The Photograph (2020).[1]


Originally from Toronto, Ontario,[2] Meghie worked as a public relations agent in the fashion industry in New York City prior to returning to school to get a degree in screenwriting.[3] Her feature film debut, Jean of the Joneses, premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in 2016.[4] The film received a nomination for Best First Screenplay at the Independent Spirit Awards two Canadian Screen Award nominations at the 5th Canadian Screen Awards in 2017, including a nod for Meghie in the Best Original Screenplay category.[5]

She directed the romance film Everything, Everything (2017), an adaptation of the New York Times best selling novel Everything, Everything, starring Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson.[6]

In 2018 Meghie's film The Weekend premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.[7]





  1. ^ "Canadian director Stella Meghie on how her indie film led her to Hollywood". CTV News, September 13, 2016.
  2. ^ "‘Jean of the Joneses’ Director Stella Meghie Is One to Watch". Ebony, October 21, 2016.
  3. ^ "Stella Meghie makes her directorial debut with Jean of the Joneses". Q, November 16, 2016.
  4. ^ Boykin, Eboni (March 11, 2016). "SXSW 2016 Women Directors: Meet Stella Meghie – 'Jean of the Joneses'". Retrieved July 20, 2016.
  5. ^ "The Canadian Screen Awards nominations are out!". Now, January 17, 2017.
  6. ^ Kit, Boris; Ford, Rebecca (July 20, 2016). "Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson to Star in 'Everything Everything' (Exclusive)". Retrieved July 20, 2016.
  7. ^ ANDERSON, TRE'VELL. "Stella Meghie and Sasheer Zamata bring the black rom-com to Toronto with 'The Weekend'". Retrieved 12 September 2018.

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