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Sheilah B.

Oklahoma, USA

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$250 - $600 / Day

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About Sheilah

Sheilah Bright is a native Oklahoman whose journalism career spans 40 years. A member of the National Press Photographers Association and Society of Professional Journalists, she is a frequent contributor at This Land Press, Tulsa Voice and Oklahoma Today magazine. Her work has appeared in People, TIME, Lonely Planet, AFAR, and numerous regional magazines and newspapers. From 1990-1993, she was part of the scriptwriting team that earned both an Emmy and Golden Georgi awards for Narrative Television Network. She recently wrote and co-directed the documentary Lone Man’s Land, based on her 2012 story “The Last of Kenton” which appeared in This Land Press. She is currently in production as writer/director of a second documentary, "If Wishes Were Horses," based on her 2015 story "Horse teeth and Heartbreak," published by This Land Press Bright is an avid traveler who has visited and reported from every continent and many remote countries. She lives in Sand Springs on a farm with a herd of hairy cows, a few goats and one crazy dog.

Top Services

  • Reporter / Journalist

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist

  • Creative Director

Top Projects

  • Horse Teeth and Heartache

    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
    • Reporter / Journalist

    Two Oklahoma equine dentists deliver care and compassion straight from the horse's mouth.

  • This Land Press- The Burning Bush

    • Reporter / Journalist
    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist

    In the aftermath of the Creek County fires—during another triple-digit stretch in an already parched Oklahoma—This Land contributing editor Sheilah Bright went to work. With her camera and her pen, and with the insight that only a longtime Creek County correspondent could bring, she captured a land on fire and a life torn asunder.

  • Lone Man's Land

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Creative Director
    • Reporter / Journalist

    Lone Man’s Land takes viewers on a visual road trip to Kenton, Oklahoma, population 20, and follows the Apple family through a decade of hardship including 2014 when a family crisis creates a major change. Six miles from Colorado and three miles from New Mexico, Kenton is a quiet retirement community that’s proved to be a perfect home to cattle ranchers for five generations. Until now.

  • If Wishes Were Horses documentary

    • Creative Director
    • Reporter / Journalist

    If Wishes Were Horses is currently in production. It is an Oklahoma-based documentary based on a story "Horse Teeth and Heartbreak" that I wrote in 2015 for This Land Press. I am working as creative director/writer on the project with Wendy Garrett and Ben Arrendondo

  • The Last of Kenton

    • Reporter / Journalist

    A chance encounter with a town of 20 people evolved into an obsession that kept me driving the backroads of Oklahoma as Dust Bowl survivors opened their lives for a story about loss, hope and dirt.



  • DSLR or equivalent
  • Multiple cameras

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  • Creative Director

Production Support

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Production Assistant
  • Documentary DP
  • Reporter / Journalist

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