FILMS AND VIDEOS
Cheryl studied drama, film and tv at the University of Bristol then joined the BBC where she worked in film production for several years on major series like Horizon, Bergerac, 40 Minutes. She left to have a family and taught filmmaking to students at Westminster University (PCL) and Harrow Film School as well as ex-offenders at a media project in Notting Hill Gate where she made a short film for Frank Critchlow about police harassment in the area. Paul Boateng screened the film in the House of Commons and this led to a cooling off of the police operation.
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 screened in Vue Cinema and 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/St Martin's in 2017 as part of the artist's retrospective exhibition. [Brocklehurst died in 2006 see obit]
Cheryl's 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. It was watched by 750,000 viewers.
She is currently working on 2 further documentaries.