Debbie Ballin is a filmmaker, writer and academic working across a number of forms including documentary film, fiction and memoir. Her work explores memory and identity and its role in shaping political and philosophical beliefs. Projects include The Fence; Ogmore ’74; Echoes of Protest; Me and My Hair; Being Here Now; Teenland and Knitting A Love Song (BAFTA-nominated).
Her work has been broadcast in Europe, Canada and the US, and exhibited internationally including BFI London Film Festival; Burning Man; Cannes; Clermont Ferrand; Cork Film Festival; Encounters Festival; Foyle Film Festival and the ICA. Commissioners include the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Screen Yorkshire and the UK Film Council. Ballin is a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University and a member of the Art and Design Research Centre. She is currently studying an MA in Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University.