Sarah is currently working as assistant director to the artist Matthew Barney on his new film project.
Sarah's new short film, Class Trip, had its world premiere in the International Competition at the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival 2011 and was acquired by French premium cable channel Canal Plus. It will air as part of the Canal Plus shorts program Mickrociné throughout 2011. Class Trip was adapted from a short story by acclaimed author Victor LaValle. The project was awarded an Individual Artist’s grant from New York State Council on the Arts as well as a grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the Puffin Foundation and received fiscal sponsorship from Women Make Movies.
Sarah’s half-hour short film I’m Your Man was made with support by the Swedish Film Institute (SFI) and Swedish television (SVT) after winning a script competition promoting emerging filmmakers. Sarah wrote, directed and produced the film. It stars Fares Fares, Bjorn Granath and Lia Boysen and was seen by 685 000 viewers when it aired on Swedish national television in 2004.
I’m Your Man was selected for more than a dozen film festivals in the U.S., Sweden, Italy and Spain, winning a Best Short Comedy Award and an invitation to screen at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C.
Sarah’s screenplay Resurrections was a finalist for the ABC New Talent Development Fellowship and was selected for participation in the IFP (Independent Feature Project) Market section ”Emerging Narratives.”
Sarah began her feature film work as a camera department intern on Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever, going on to work in various production capacities on feature and television films before beginning to produce and write and direct her own projects. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Barnard College, Columbia University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.