Debbie Howard

Debbie was an actor for twenty-five years before moving into writing and directing when she founded Big Buddha Films. Her award winning short films have screened at film festivals worldwide, including PEEKABOO starring Lesley Sharp and Shaun Dooley. She made the critically acclaimed, award winning and BIFA long listed feature documentary, STILL LOVED and was then commissioned to make her documentary ABSENT FROM OUR OWN WEDDING by Real Stories. Debbie is currently directing her eighth block of DOCTORS for the BBC (2020) and is in production on a feature doc THE COWBOY FROM NEWCASTLE. She is in development on two feature films WAITING, which received early development funding from the BFI Network and COLD. She is also in development on TV a comedy TV series, HITCHED. Debbie was selected for the Women in Film and Television Mentoring Scheme in 2014 and completed Filmonomics with Mia Bays of Birds Eye View. She is keen to champion other women in the film industry and is an influencer for Reclaim the Frame.