The Girl with the World in Her Hair

Children’s drama. Live action and animation. 2011: 3.24 mins

Jasmine is an extraordinary girl with amazing curly hair. As we journey through her memories and the adventures her hair has brought her, we meet some of the characters that have been hiding in her curls. Using real footage cleverly woven with animation, this is a charming tale of a young girl’s efforts to feel good about her exceptional crowning glory.



Writer/Director/Producer – Debbie Howard 
DOP – Mark Cohen
Sound – Merlin Bonning and Jacqui Bellamy
Editor – Neil Fergusson
Animation – Zoom Animation
Sound Design – David Mitchell
Music – Marty Snape & Asa Bennett


Jasmine – Jasmine Givnan
Sonny – Sonny Givnan
Mum – Debbie Howard
Dad – Stephen Givnan
Meg – Amy Gregory

Screened at film festivals interntionally.

Festival Awards/Nominations

Encounters, 2011, Bristol, UK – nominated for the European Film Award

The Girl with the World in Her Hair has screened at festivals worldwide.

It screened in schools internationally as part of the British Council’s FILMCLUB shorts compilation.