Fine Cut

Shades of Gray

About the Film

Can love really conquer all? On the most important night of Jill's career what happens when she's forced to answer that question and deal with the life altering consequences of her response? At the pivotal moments in our lives, it's the gray areas that make us question - is anything ever simply black and white?

Director's Statement

My hope is to ask a new set of take up where the last generation left off, furthering the conversation, if possible - maybe make a little more sense of it all, if I can. To critically examine those issues that affect our lives and give a voice to those that have been pushed out into the margins - relegated to invisibility. I want to entertain, I want to enrich, I want to contribute, and I want to diversify the stories told. I hope Shades of Gray accomplished a little bit of the above. I was extremely fortunate to have received invaluable guidance from professors and collaborate with a very talented group of artists all of whom gave so much to help me realize this film's vision. I look forward to presenting the next story to you one day soon. Please stay tuned...

About the Filmmaker

Sharon Hill is a writer/director/producer. Born and raised in Southern California, Sharon received her B.A., with honors, in English and African-American Studies from Wesleyan University and recently received her M.F.A. in Production from UCLA. While at UCLA Sharon produced five short films - one of which was executive produced by Miranda July. Sharon's thesis film "Shades of Gray" was recently awarded a Jury Prize by the DGA at their annual Student Film Awards for Women and Minority Directors and was a 2009 UCLA Spotlight Award Winner.