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She Shears

Film (Trailer) – 2018

Documentary She Shears profiles five women who blow away stereotypes and sexism in the traditionally male world of sheep shearing. Two are legends of the sport: Emily Welch and Jills Angus Burney (also a High Court barrister). The other three are hoping to make their mark with the blades at the sport's pinnacle: Masterton’s Golden Shears. The event has no separate gender categories. She Shears was directed by first-timer Jack Nicol, and produced by Breaker Upperers producers Ainsley Gardiner and Georgina Conder. It debuted at the 2018 NZ International Film Festival. 

I think I've been begging my dad to shear a sheep since I was eight or nine years old, but I was never allowed.
– One of the shearers interviewed

Key Cast & Crew

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Jack Nicol

Director, Writer

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Georgina Conder


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Ainsley Gardiner


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Julian Dyson


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David Russell


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Stephen Gallagher


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