THANK YOU SKINHEAD GIRL
United Kingdom, 2009, 45'
Director: Sharon Woodward
Producer: Sharon Woodward
Director of photography: Richard Duriez
Composer: Symarip, Oxford Ska band The Inflatables, Welsh Oi! band The Oppressed.
Editor: Sharon Woodward
Synopsis: ‘Thank You Skinhead Girl’ is a documentary detailing the filmmakers experience of being in care and becoming a skinhead girl during the late 70’s early 80’s. It gives insight through a female perspective into a sub-youth culture that has been one of the most misunderstood, of the youth groups. Through the voice of the filmmaker we are taken into the personal reflections of that time, which shows a working class girl finding refuge within the skinhead movement. A place where she grew, survived, thrived and eventually learned a very hard, uncomfortable lesson through violence.Director: Sharon Woodward
Sharon Woodward is an Independent Freelance Filmmaker, Media Tutor and Project Manager, she trained at Newport Film School, The National Film and Television School and in the cutting rooms of BBC Wales and Tyne Tees Television. She has specialized in running media projects with young people with physical and learning disabilities and is British Sign Language Level 2. Her workshops have produced a number of award winning projects. As well as having over ten years of teaching experience on variety of media, film making and drama performance courses. She has continued to make independent productions, and has done so for Charities, Education and Local Government. In 1996 Sharon formed Mischief Pictures with Producer Richard Duriez to make micro budget productions on digital video. Her films have been screened at cinemas and at UK & International film festivals including Cannes and Edinburgh. Sharon continues to work on her own productions as well as productions for other organizations, individuals and community groups.