Cheryl studied drama, film and tv at the University of Bristol then joined the BBC where she worked in film production for several years.  She left to have a family and taught filmmaking to students at Westminster University as well as ex-offenders in Notting Hill Gate.

She produced and directed several short films winning a Gold Remi from Houston Worldfest, and winning Best Documentary, Best Short Film and Best Foreign Film at various other film festivals in USA. She also had a film nominated for Best Short Film at Raindance in London.


Her documentary about the feminist artist Jo Brocklehurst and the punk scene was screened at the House of Illustration in 2017 as part of the artist's retrospective exhibition.

Her feature documentary Rock n Roll Island was screened on BBC4 in 2020 and was named as a Sunday Times Critics Choice, and a programme 'Pick' in the Radio Times, The Observer and the i.

She is currently working on 2 further documentaries.

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