Almost Ginger is a film and travel blog aimed at showing film and TV lovers how their silver screen escapes can be a reality by documenting my own travels to film locations and film festivals around the world.
All about Rebecca…
Greetings, earthlings! I’m Rebecca Sharp, a cinephile and adventurer, and the creator of almostginger.com.
I’m also a Hufflepuff, vegetarian and the proud owner of hair that started as a shade of dirty blonde but has become increasingly more ginger as I’ve got older.
I was born and raised in a small town just outside of the Lake District, in North West England. I moved to Manchester when I was 18-years-old to study Drama and Screen studies at the University of Manchester.
Once I’d left the Lake District, you couldn’t drag me back. I was a Theatre Director at a Performing Arts Camp in Pennsylvania, USA through the Camp America program and the next summer I worked at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for a Venues company.
Fast forward to June 2014…
Straight out of University, I worked at an events and communications agency in their video department as a Production Assistant for two years, learning how film shoots worked. After that, I transitioned to working in post-production as an Edit Assistant for six months before trying something completely new and worked in Digital Marketing at a start-up company for six months.
During my three years working in Manchester, I built up a great CV as well as a savings account, while travelling around Europe to as many cities and film festivals as my bank account would allow.
You can check out my travel history on my Where I’ve Been page.
But then I decided life is too short
I quit my job, left my flat and moved back home to the Lake District in June 2017 at the grand old age of 24 to… follow my dreams.
You can read about my decision to leave my life in Manchester behind to give in to my ambitions here.
Since then, I have been building this blog to what you see today. After six months of R&R, I have dedicated myself to six months of working full time on my blog to make it the number one place on the internet for all things film and travel. Whether that be Sing Street Film Locations in Dublin, 84 Films Set in Paris to watch before visiting or A First Timer’s Guide to the Berlin Film Festival.
I have also been writing for other travel websites, taking a professional photography course and even teaching a little bit of English to Chinese students online.
After completing an amazing workaway program in Granada, Spain in September 2017, I have begun learning Spanish. I hope to spend lots more time there when I begin travelling indefinitely in summer 2018.
Watch this space!
Where you should visit next…
I don’t mean in the world, I mean my site!
Check out my Contact page if you would like to get in touch, or head to one of my best blog posts below. I was also featured on Minka Guides’ 15 Fabulous Travel Blogs to Follow in 2018.
Selection of articles & features…
Manchester on film: six movie locations in the city for Time Out Manchester
How to Conquer Edinburgh Fringe Festival for GapYear.com
All of the articles I’ve written for The Culture Trip
Podcasts & Articles: Regular Guest/Host and Contributor on the LAMBcast