Vesta Giles is a screenwriter and freelance writer from Kamloops, BC, Canada. Her first Movie of the Week, Daughter for Sale (aka Justice Unleashed) (Odyssey Media, Inc.), aired on the Lifetime Network in the US in 2017. Vesta was a winner of one of the 2018 Storyhive Digital Shorts grants for her short film, When I’m Dead, which aired in September, 2018. She was a runner up in the Women in the Director's Chair Short Works Edition for her script, A Moment of Your Time. Later in 2018 she was awarded another STORYHIVE grant for Take Down These Walls, a music video which will air in May of 2019. In early 2019 she was announced as a runner up in From Our Dark Side through WIFTV. She is currently working on The Dirt Chix: Making Time - a 45 minute documentary on a group of women mountain bikers, as well as several other documentaries, web series and feature scripts.
Vesta has written a number of promotional and instructional videos for a variety of local organizations as well. In the 1990s she wrote a 30 minute video for Shaw Cable called They Call It Dressage about the equestrian sport of dressage.
A lifetime student, Vesta has learned the craft of Screenwriting with Larry Brody from TVWriter.net.
Vesta been a part time librarian for 12 years and has over 25 years of experience as a freelance writer, having written for magazines such as Canadian Living, Canadian Airlines Inflight, Vogue Knitting. She has also worked with marketing companies and advertising agencies over the years, creating advertising copy for national and regional campaigns.
Take Down These Walls - Music Video - STORYHIVE MUSIC VIDEO (writer / director / producer)
When I'm dead - Short film - STORYHIVE DIGITAL SHORTS(writer / director / producer) in post production
Dangerous Designs(Odyssey / Wonder) - MOW in development
Daughter for Sale (aka Justice Unleashed) (Odyssey) - MOW aired in the US on Lifetime in May 2017
Various corporate and promotional videos