In her short career in the film industry, Sharon Odams is already building as a contender as a notable female writer/ director.
Her latest short film, Life Bonds, was Officially Selected for both the London Independent Film Festival and the Marbella Film Festival in 2010, and her previous short films, Chances and M for Murder have been well received.
She has recently filmed the beginning of a feature film: Charlene (www.charlenethefilm.com) (Rough Edges Productions) for which the producer is now looking to secure more funds.
Sharon qualified with an Honours Degree in Aerospace Engineering, which was initially fired by the challenge to become the world’s first woman fighter jet pilot. This honour was swiped from her grasp, and she fell into Project Management where she remained in various guises for a number of years, providing a solid foundation for key skills in film production. This included gaining an MBA through the Open University.
She made the decision to pursue her ‘real destiny’ in life in 2005. Subsequently, having focused on a quick career change by positioning herself in the hub of Hollywood movies, Los Angeles, at the LA Film School, she has made substantial progress in the fields of writing, producing and directing. The total-immersion hands-on course provided the vehicle to move her new career forward quickly and successfully. As well as experience in cinematography, production design, sound and editing, she specialised in writing and directing. Ongoing training has included an MA in Screenwriting (TV and Film) at the Royal Holloway, University of London, as well as various short courses focusing on directing and writing.