CANDICE VADALA/CANDIDA ROYALLE
Candida Royalle first came in to the public eye for her internationally acclaimed line of erotic films from a woman’s perspective. Innovating the concept of “couples erotica”, she created Femme Productions, Inc. in 1984 in order to produce adult films that spoke from a woman’s voice and could be entertaining while promoting positive sexual role modeling for couples to view together.
Royalle’s work has been favorably received by both viewers and the media, as well as the sexology community. She has become a sought-after speaker, having lectured at such venues as the Smithsonian Institute, the American Psychiatric Association’s national conference, and the World Congress on Sexology, as well as several sexuality conferences and universities including Princeton, Columbia, Wellesley College and New York University. She is the first erotic filmmaker to have been invited to become a member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists due to the message of “positive sexuality” in her films.
Her official site is HERE.
Sheona has produced, directed and written a number of documentaries including Inside Her Sex, When Dreams Take Flight and Capturing a Short Life. Sheona also directed season two of Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH for Knowledge Network, and has directed several episodes of Love It or List It Vancouver.
She recently finished writing a feature film script, Back By Midnight. Currently she is finishing up a documentary, five-years in the making, about iconic feminist pornographer Candida Royalle, titled Candice, and also has a short experimental documentary, Out of Darkness, in development with the NFB. Sheona was a recipient of a 2018 Telus Storyhive grant for the documentary project A short Essay on Men.
Sheona lives in Vancouver with her husband and three kids where she runs her company Dimestore Productions Inc.