Jennifer Sheridan’s life has been on a never-ending upswing since she was named Wimbledon Short Film Festival’s Best London Filmmaker last October alongside her husband Matthew Markham, writes Gregor Vasconcelos.
In the month following the win, she married her co-director and boyfriend of eight years and had her first paid film job doing an online advert. She is now about to start working on a second one for a popular multinational search engine.
Based on true story, the film tells the story of experiments the CIA ran with cats in their attempt to spy on Russians. It was made with the grant she won from Rocket.
She is in the process of submitting it to festivals and is talking to a development company about making a feature-length film.
She said: "Wimbledon was such a wonderful festival. It opened so many doors for Mark and I and gave us a lot of confidence," she says. "Anyone that’s thinking about entering should definitely go for it."
• The closing date for submission for this year’s Wimbledon Short Film Festival is June 30; films should be a maximum of 15 minutes; for more information, visit: http://www.wimbledonshorts.com/