Shanelle Jewnarain studied video production at the Durban University of Technology and participated in numerous training initiatives including the Sediba Spark Screenwriting workshop and Produire au Sud scriptwriting workshop at Talent Campus Durban 2012. She took first and second place in the Durban Short Film Challenge at the Durban International Film Festival, and won first place in the 2016 48 Hour competition. She has freelanced for Vixxen Magazine, iKind Media, PunkSoul Media and Panga Productions as a scriptwriter and script editor. She has done work KZN Growth Fund, eThekwini Living Legends awards and East Coast Media. In addition, Jewnarain has crewed on a short film and feature film as script editor, script supervisor and in the art department. She is a script writer on the popular television show, Imbewu.