The Girl With The World In Her Hair

A short children’s film about a young girl’s exceptional crowning glory

Jasmine is an extraordinary girl with amazing curly hair.

As we journey through her memories and the adventures her hair has brought her, we meet some of the characters that have been hiding in her curls.

Using real footage cleverly woven with animation, this is a charming tale of a young girl’s efforts to feel good about her exceptional crowning glory.


Encounters, 2011, Bristol, UK – nominated for the European Film Award

The Girl with the World in Her Hair has screened at festivals all over the world. It is currently screening in schools all over the world as part of the British Council’s FILMCLUB shorts compilation

Written, Directed and Produced by

Debbie Howard 

Big Buddha Productions

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Writer/Director/Producer – Debbie Howard 
Production Manager – Jen Rooks 

1st AD – Greg Vyce
DOP – Mark Cohen
Sound – Merlin Bonning and Jacqui Bellamy
Editor – Neil Fergusson
Animation – Zoom Animation
Sound Design – David Mitchell
Music – Marty Snape & Asa Bennett
Graphics & Credits – Bird&Bee
With thanks to Sheffield Independent Film


Jasmine – Jasmine Givnan
Sonny – Sonny Givnan
Mum – Debbie Howard
Dad – Stephen Givnan
Meg – Amy Gregory