Shelley Barry is a multi-award-winning filmmaker. In 2018 she was awarded a South African Film and Television Award for her contribution to the film industry as a person with a disability. She often shoots her own films, exploring the aesthetics of cinematography from the perspective of a wheelchair user. Screenings of her work have been held at major festivals and events around the world. Her work has been acquired by a number of broadcasters, including MTV, DUTV and WYBE in the U.S and SABC and etv in South Africa.
Her first film, an experimental documentary entitled: Whole - A Trinity of Being, has exhibited and won awards at international film festivals in NYC, Canada, Moscow, San Francisco, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Shelley is the founder and director of twospinningwheels, a production company that aims to explore new languages in cinema and offers marginalised voices access to the craft of filmmaking. Shelley is currently based at The University of Johannesburg where she teaches film.