My name is Talitha Neville. I am the director and screenwriter of Shades of the Heart. Originally from Cape Town, I have also lived in eSwatini and Johannesburg. I’ve been passionate about how movies are made from a young age - the whole filmmaking process has always intrigued me. I started experimenting with storytelling through a lens from the age of 10. I made my first proper short film at the age of 15. My first three short films were all official selections for various local and international film festivals.