is an Emmy Award winning independent producer-director and editor whose work regularly appears on local and national public television. Most recently, Sharon has produced a series of short videos on peace and social justice for the American Friends Service Committee. Sharon’s work as producer/director includes KNEE DEEP with Ann Tegnell; First Person, a feature length documentary about Philadelphia public high school students; What DO You Want? for the Pennsylvania Auto Theft Prevention Authority and Good Shepherd Mediation Program; Fadi Flies a Kite; and Rufus Jones – A Luminous Life with Barbara Attie and winner of a CINE Golden Eagle.
Her most recent editorial work includes Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter, featured in the 2009 Human Rights Watch Festival; the CINE Golden Eagle and UNAFF Stanford Editing Award-winning Rosita; Reunion: A Decade Of Solas concert DVD; and Queen of the Mountain, a portrait of an eccentric American archaeologist working in Turkey in the 1950′s.
Sharon’s commitment to media and women’s issues is rooted in Philadelphia’s first feminist radio show, Learning to Fly. Sharon was a producer for the groundbreaking series broadcast on WHYY-FM. She was the founding director of the Penn Women’s Center before returning to television where she became the first female cinematographer at KYW-TV3. After 10 years at television stations in Philadelphia and Baltimore, Sharon left commercial broadcasting to pursue documentary production.
Sharon has been a board member and workshop leader for the Philadelphia Independent Film & Video Association and an instructor at the Scribe Video Center. Her editorial work has appeared in the SILVERDOCS Film Festival, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, the DoubleTake Documentary Festival, and the Philadelphia Festival of Independents.
Sharon is co-founder of extendedPLAY inc.