Director Biography – Sheena Holliday (GIVE ME A NAME)

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Yorkshire-born Sheena has directed four shorts: A Plaster A Paper and a Cheese and Pickle Sandwich, 0800-FINALGIRL, Roseberry Road and The Ditch (official selection: London Short FF, Aesthetica FF, Sunderland Shorts, Carmarthen Bay FF). She also co-directed the first two seasons of PERSONA, the world’s first online soap designed for smartphones. She works extensively in community arts projects, both in London and in Yorkshire. Sheena is strongly motivated by encouraging women to write, direct and produce films, particularly in the horror genre.

Director Statement

I chose to direct Give Me a Name because it was written by my long-term collaborator, Stephen Coltrane, and I had seen the script develop and change as he worked on it. I felt a strong connection with the characters of Jennifer and Kate, and their struggles due to the political climate in which they are living and working. The story was inspired by what was…

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