Making films that matter and telling stories with heart. Vesta Giles strives to look at filmmaking, writing, and life through a lens of honesty, inspiration, and kindness, telling powerful stories inspired by moments of deep emotion and awareness.
Owner of Vandelso Productions, Inc., Vesta is a writer, director, and producer in Kamloops BC. Writing screenplays and working as a freelance writer for several years honed her sense of what makes a story resonate with audiences.
As a screenwriter, Vesta’s Movie of the Week, Daughter for Sale (Odyssey Media, Inc.), aired on the Lifetime Network USA (2017), launching her career in the film industry.
In 2018 she wrote and directed the short film, When I’m Dead (Telus Storyhive Digital Shorts 2018). She was also a finalist in the Women in the Director’s Chair Short Works Edition for her short film script, A Moment of Your Time. Near the end of the year she received another Telus Storyhive grant for a Music Video. Take Down These Walls is a song composed by Brian Tate and performed by Vancouver’s City Soul Choir. The video was performed in artistic ASL featuring deaf artist Landon Krentz. It was released on May of 2019 and has played at the Toronto Independent Film Festival and the Orlando Film Festival and it was nominated for a Golden Sheaf award at the Yorkton Film Festival.
Vesta was a runner up in the From Our Dark Side writing competition sponsored by WIFTV for her web series proposal, The Gentleman’s Guide to Practical Pathology. Take Me Home, the pilot episode for Allegory won the web series category in the People’s Pilot writing competition.
In 2019 Vesta was a recipient of a Banff Storyhive Fellowship and finished writing / directing / producing a documentary on the Dirt Chix – a women’s mountain biking group from Kamloops for Telus Optik. The Dirt Chix: Making Time is now available on Youtube and Telus Optik on Demand. She returned to Banff in 2022 as part of the Banff Spark cohort for Women in Media.
The Test, a documentary about the FireSmart program and the 2021 Tremont Creek wildfire that threatened the town of Logan Lake is currently in post production.
Vesta has refined her crew to a tight group of camera and audio professionals with a shared vision who are passionate about storytelling, work well together and produce high quality programs
Vesta is also a published author of a series of children’s books and is currently working on her first adult mystery novel.