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DIRECTOR Producer SCREENWRITER


female protagonists, rural mythos, and dark magical realism

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DIRECTOR Producer SCREENWRITER


female protagonists, rural mythos, and dark magical realism

 

STORIES THAT ARE MORE THAN TRUE

An award-winning independent filmmaker and screenwriter,  Sarah uses narrative and documentary filmmaking and screenwriting to engage with the rural experience. She is especially interested in surreal events.  Her work focuses on the mysteries that occupy familiar places, the beauty inside of the quotidian, and the universal space inside of the improbable one.

 
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Current Projects


screenwriting, short films, multimedia

Current Projects


screenwriting, short films, multimedia

COTTONWOOD

TELEVISION SERIES

IN DEVELOPMENT

Based on true events,  Cottonwood chronicles the lives of a group of teenagers coming of age in rural 1960’s Colorado as they unravel the secrets behind an unexpected violence: a series of gruesome and unexplained livestock mutilations.

Cottonwood won the Featuring Women Screenwriting Award at Series Fest , was featured in a live read at the Denver Film Festival and invited to attend IFP’s Project Forum.

HOLD YOUR ARMS OUT

SHORT NARRATIVE

FESTIVAL CIRCUIT

Hold Your Arms Out follows three characters as they search for solutions to improbable problems - Molly attempts to revive her dead fish; O.D. tries to overcome his fear of the color blue; and Roma searches for her first real cowboy. A short exploration of the tiny ways we help one another. 

Hold Your Arms Out is wrapping up its festival tour, having screened at festivals across the United States and Europe. It is currently on tour with Imaginarium Comic Con Film Festivals. 

GILLYFISH

SURREAL DRAMA FEATURE

CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT

During a road trip to confront her new girlfriend’s estranged family, Gillian struggles with her identity and first relationship with a woman. When she’s abandoned at the hotel, blocks from the family’s home, she chooses to knock on the door anyway -- taking on her girlfriend’s identity.

Gillyfish is currently submitting to labs and fellowships.


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