Earlier this month it was revealed that an official investigation has been launched into the lack of female directors in the film industry, due to them still being startlingly outnumbered in Hollywood.
But one of the big movies of 2016, Me Before You, not only has a female director, but a female screenwriter and female producers, as well as some strong female leads fronting it.
And on Thursday night Sharrock decided to address the situation as she introduced the movie at a multimedia screening in London. She told the crowd: "We're delighted we've been able to buck the trend."
As she stood next to Moyes and Clarke, she said she hopes it helps "turn the dial in the right direction":
We're delighted we've been able to buck the trend. ... It can only get better and if our little movie in some way changes that and turns the dial in the right direction then we're very, very pleased.