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Katalyst Productions is a London-based television news & documentary production company founded by Director/Producer Sharron Ward.  Our mission is “Making Films that Matter.”

Sharron Ward

Sharron Ward

Sharron Ward is a multi award-winning Documentary filmmaker, video journalist and TV Director/Producer.  She makes films highlighting social justice, democracy, human rights, gender and development issues in the developing world and especially the MENA region.  Her films have been broadcast around the world for channels such as BBC, BBC Persia, MTV Europe, CBC Canada, DR2 TV Denmark, Telewizja Polska, Current TV, Community TV and Maori Television New Zealand.  Recent films include “Heroin: Facing the Dragon” – an observed documentary on crack and heroin addicts detoxing in a Buddhist monastery in Thailand, and the multi-award winning observational feature length documentary “Addicted in Afghanistan,” about child heroin addicts in Kabul.  “Addicted in Afghanistan” was awarded “Best European Documentary Feature” at the European Independent Film Festival, and “Best Director of Documentary” at the Asian First Film Festival, (amongst others).  It has been in Official Selection at over 30 international film festivals including the International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam), Sheffield Doc/Fest, Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival, the prestigious Documentary Fortnight at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Documenta Madrid, Dokfest Munich, Milan, Norway & Reykavijk International Film Festivals.

Sharron also makes PSAs and campaigns for NGOs on social justice and humanitarian themes and was awarded the 1997 New Zealand AIDS Foundation Media Award for her World AIDS Day PSA.  She is currently developing a feature-length documentary called “Libya: After the Fall” on the Libyan Revolution, and “Alex, Cancer & Me” an intimate observational documentary about Alex a lung cancer patient and his struggle to overcome his terminal disease in the UK.  She recently made a series in Libya on the underground activists of the Libyan revolution called “Tripoli Underground” for The Guardian.  She has a B.A. and P.G.Dip in Philosophy and the Arts, from the University of Otago, New Zealand.

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