Independent award winning filmmaker, project manager and media tutor.
First break in television was in 1984 with the then new Channel 4’s Eleventh Hour Youth Series 'Turn It Up'. Went on to train at Newport Film School, The National Film and Television School and in the cutting rooms of BBC Wales and Tyne Tees Television. Specialized from 2003 - 2010 in running media projects with young people with physical and learning disabilities. Currently works with charities, corporate organizations, educational establishments, individuals and community groups with a particular interest in local history. Although worked for various organizations has been a freelancer since 1992.
2016 Documentary short ’More Than Just A Mirror’
*2016 'Winner of First place podium' under the category of 'Non Fiction' Aahān International Short Film Event, Mumbai, India
2009 Documentary ’Thank You Skinhead Girl’
*2010 'Best Documentary Film' 8th Film Palace International Festival, SONY ERICSSON competition, Bulgaria
2009 Nominated for ’Best Film’ at the Portobello Film Festival London
2006 Business Award - Corporate Production ‘So What Is A Trust Board’
Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy Awarded the Special Jury Award for Innovation (Production made with people with learning disabilities explaining Oxfordshire Learning Disability Trusts Governance); award supported by The Guardian Newspaper 2006
1992 Documentary ’The Journey’
*David Altshul Award for Innovation and Creative Excellence in Film Making
*The Critic’s Award at the 8th Edinburgh Fringe Film and Video Festival
*Certificate of Merit in honour and recognition of the production’s superior quality at the 28th Chicago Film Festival by the Chicago Film Jury.
1989 (Student Short) ‘Morning After The Night Before’
*1991Student Award - Welsh Film Council (Cash Prize)
What Sharon can offer:
Makes films and documents events and activities
Runs reminiscence, archive and oral history productions and projects with Day Centres and those living with Dementia.
Workshops training through production - training staff in video production (Teachers,Museums, NHS and other organizations)
Runs improvised video and radio drama workshops for people with learning disabilities and those with Dementia (Lights Up & Soapbox)
Adult education, general video production
Runs workshops in drama performance for camera and script development through improvised drama
Arts/Film Mentor - for young people developing projects, media teachers, website designers and those developing digital productions in their jobs