We look at how individuals respond to challenges and difficulties, and just to each other. Our films have screened at film festivals all over the world, and received many nominations and awards. They have also screened on TV and web channels.
Debbie has been an actor for over 25 years and her passion has always been film. As she grew older she realised that women’s roles became even more scarce and insubstantial. It was this that drove her to start writing her own scripts, with strong roles for women, but issues that interest everyone.
Debbie has made many shorts to date, both fiction and documentary, and is now starting work on her first feature film: Still born, Still loved.
Debbie still works as an actor, freelancing in television, theatre and film.
Watch a showreel of Debbie's acting work.
Debbie is also an Associate Lecturer at Hallam University in Sheffield. She teaches the Acting for Screen Module. She also works as a drama facilitator in creative community projects, and teaches workshops and seminars on acting technique and filmmaking.
Big Buddha Films are based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. They can take commissions all over the UK. For more details of Debbie’s film work, please take a tour of the website.
Still Born, Still Loved
We have begun production on our new feature documentary about stillbirth and baby loss. See our page in films section.
Shine - a commissioned documentary for Target and Together Women's Project
We are currently working with an exceptional group of women in Sheffield from Target and the Together Women's Project, to make a short film about how they are changing their lives for the better, developing confidence and self esteem, and learning to shine.
Film Festivals and Screenings
Cannes Film Festival
Heart of England Film Festival
Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto
London Independent Film Festival
New York City Downtown Film Festival
Kino Film Festival, Manchester
Kent Film Festival, Canada
Aesthetica Film Festival
Cornwall Film Festival
Rincon Film Festival, Puerto Rico
Swansea Bay Film Festival
Buffalo Niagra Film Festival, Cananda
LA Women's International Film Festival
Wood Green Short Film Festival, London
Bootleg Film Festival
End of the Pier Film Festival
Hull Film Festival
International Film Festival England
Deep Fried Film Festival, Scotland
Remote Control, London
East End Film Festival, London
Girls on Film, Manchester
Appledore Film Festival
Tabor Film Festival, Croatia
Portobello Film Festival, London
Angel Film Festival, London
The Green Room Ultra Indie, Edinburgh
Canary Wharf Film Festival, London
FD4W Film Festival
World of Women
Portland Oregan Women's Film Festival
Blue Plum, Tennessee
Glimmer Film Festival
Kerry Film Festival
Chapel Allerton Film Festival
Worldkids Film Festiival, India
BBC Film Network
BBC Big Screen, various cities across the UK
Encounters Solar Powered outdoor screenings in parks, Bristol
As a part of art installations at galleries