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Sharron Ward


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Auckland, New Zealand

About Me

***CURRENTLY BASED IN LONDON, UK ***Latest reel here: Key Skills • Emmy & RTS award-winning Documentary Director with credits for C4, BBC, ITV, etc. • Experienced Self-shooter & owns extensive camera kit (C300). • Edit Produces as well as Produces and Directs – 98% of the films I PD, I take right through to the... Read More

Professional Training

Course / QualificationTraining Provider / InstitutionYear
DBS / DBS / 2018
Working with Children / BBC / 2018
Working with ChildrenBBC2018
C300 filming course / DV Talent / 2017
C300 filming courseDV Talent2017
HEFAT Refresher Course / 1st Option Safety Group (BBC) / 2016
HEFAT Refresher Course1st Option Safety Group (BBC)2016
Level 4 BTECH Surviving Hostile Regions / AKE Group / 2011
Level 4 BTECH Surviving Hostile RegionsAKE Group2011

Sharron came on board to direct and film our BBC Studios film for BBC One “The Selfless Sikh” profiling the humanitarian work of Ravi Singh. It meant filming one on one with Ravi in a hostile zone in Iraq, thinking on her feet constructing the narrative and adding a journalistic edge by exploring the issue of sexual slavery through sensitively interviewing Yazidi women and children held captive by ISIS. She filmed and directed the whole film and through her rapport with Ravi and the Yazidis, made a heart-breaking film that resonated to a large audience of around 1.5 million on transmission , was nominated for 3 awards and won an RTS Best Single Documentary award. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend hiring Sharron to make another observational documentary such as this.

Tommy Nagra

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  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television


    Corporate Communications

    Feature Film

    Mobile Content

    Short Film

    Web Creation

    Online Content

  • Locations I can work in:




    East Anglia



    North America

    North East

    North West


    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Language:

    English (Fluent)

  • Skills/Permits:

    Access Negotiation

    Commentary Writing

    Heath And Safety Training

    Hostile Environment

    Safeguarding Trust

    Work Permit EU

    Work Permit New Zealand

    Driving Licence


    CRB Check

    Work Permit Australia

  • Technical Skills:

    Canon 5D MKII

    Canon EOS C300

    Data Wrangling

    Digitising Rushes


    Final Cut Pro


    Sony DSR-PD150

    Sony DSR-PD170

    Self Shooting

    Single Camera Directing

    Sony HVR-Z1

    Sony PXW-FS7

    Canon XF305

    Sony a7S


    Sony PXW-FX6

  • Awards:

    BAFTA 2019, Best Factual Director Ben Anthony, Grenfell - worked as Shooting PD on this feature length film for BBC One.

    Awarded International Emmy for News 2014 - for "Syria's Descent," series featuring "Syria: Brides for Sale," Channel 4 News/ITN.

    RTS Award for "Best Single Documentary" for The Selfless Sikh, 2017.

    Nominated for "Best TV Programme" for The Selfless Sikh, Asian Media Awards, 2017.

    Nominated for "Best Documentary" Sandford St Martin Award, The Selfless Sikh, 2017

    Longlisted for One World Media Award for "Syria: Brides for Sale" 2014.

    Longlisted for an Amnesty International Media Award, 2016 for Syria: Hidden War on Women & Lesbos SOS.

    Awarded 1997 New Zealand AIDS Foundation Media Award for PSA on "Children living in a world with AIDS."

    Nominated for "The Speaking Together Media Award" for BBC Newsnight film on Libyan asylum seeker, 2014.

    Awarded Best European Documentary Feature Award, for "Addicted in Afghanistan" at the ECU, European Independent Film Festival Paris, 2010.

    Aloha Accolade Award for Excellence in Filmmaking for "Addicted in Afghanistan" from the Honolulu International Film Festival, 2010.

    Golden Ace Award for Excellence in Filmmaking, for "Addicted in Afghanistan" at the Las Vegas International Film Festival 2010.

    Nominated Best Documentary Film, for "Addicted in Afghanistan" Milan International Film Festival 2010

    Golden Palm Award, for "Addicted in Afghanistan" Mexico International Film Festival 2010

    Nominated for Grierson Best Newcomer Award 2010 for "Addicted in Afghanistan."

    Best Director of Documentary Award, "Addicted in Afghanistan" Asia First Fim Festival, 2009.

    Nominated for a Promax UK 2002 Award for Best Sales Tape.

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