Director/producer/writer Sharon Wood is a longtime documentary filmmaker. Her own films, Kheturni Bayo: North Indian Farm Women and Outside in Sight: The Music of United Front led to work as a writer on Oscar nominees Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press, and Super Chief: The Life and Legacy of Earl Warren, along with the Peabody and Columbia-duPont award winning The Celluloid Closet and Paragraph 175.
Between 2003-11, Wood was producer/writer for Lucasfilm’s documentary department, making 18 films on subjects from Leo Tolstoy to John Ford to the Middle East during World War I, as well as Manifest Destiny, a series on U.S. foreign policy. “The Art of Nonfiction Movie Making,” which Sharon co-authored with Oscar winners Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein, was published by Praeger-ABC Clio in 2012.
Recent producing and/or writing credits include The Battle of amfAR, And the Oscar Goes To… and Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly. Sherpani (producer/writer) and Pleistocene Park (consulting writer) will be released in 2021-2. A Fulbright Fellowship in Turkey led to curiosity about the art of translation, the subject of Sharon’s next film, which she's making with Veronica Selver.www.cardamomproductions.com