DIRECTOR & WRITER
Award-winning filmmaker and born storyteller Shari jokingly says she came out of the womb with a pencil in her hand. Deceptive in its simplicity, her work is both subtle and surprising, embodying vulnerability, authenticity, and humanity across genres.
Projects include films Three's Complicated, Kali's Vibe, Since Lisa, Proctor and Gamble PSA for the My Black is Beautiful campaign and the music video We’re The Ones, featuring Emmy Award nominee, Tituss Burgess. Shari was a script consultant on the second season of the Emmy Award-winning web series, We Speak New York. Throughout her career, Shari has worked with A list directors, producers, and actors including Spike Lee, Malcolm Lee, Denzel Washington, Robert DeNiro, Forest Whitaker, and Kerry Washington among others.
With more than two decades of industry experience, Shari is a consummate professional who creates an invigorating work environment and experience that brings out the best in both cast and crew, while skillfully navigating that delicate balance of staying on schedule and within budget.
For more on Shari check out her resume and get in touch using the contact page.
FELLOWSHIPS & LABS
Denver Pan African Film Festival Jury Award
Denver Pan African Film Festival Audience Award
Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival Vision Award
Black Filmmaker Hall of Fame Winner
Black American Cinema Society Winner
Martha's Vineyard Screenplay Competition Winner
Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition Finalist
Acclaim Film Screenwriting Contest Finalist
Sundance Screenwriters Lab Finalist
Stowe Story Lab
ABC Writer Development Fellow
ABC Daytime Directing Apprentice
CBS Diversity Institute Directing Fellow
Independent Feature Project (IFP) Project Involve: NY Directing Fellow
IFP Independent Spirit Award Nominee Finalist
Gordon Parks Screenwriting Award
Directors Guild of America