Sarah is a DIRECTOR, WRITER, AND PRODUCER WORKING IN CALIFORNIA, COLORADO, AND NEW YORK.
Sarah’s original television pilot Cottonwood was recently selected as Series Fest's Featuring Women Initiative’s Grand Prize Winner by Rose McGowan. The pilot was featured in a live read at the Denver Film Festival and selected for the IFP Project Forum.
Sarah's feature documentary, American Bear: An Adventure in the Kindness of Strangers won the American Documentary Film Pitch Competition and the Audience Choice Award at the Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival. After screening over 75 times as part of a limited theatrical release and educational screening tour throughout the U.S., American Bear can now be found online at iTunes, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and more.
With her production company, Sarah has directed branded content for nonprofits and educational institutions, including two web series. In January 2016, with her husband and filmmaking partner, Greg Grano, Sarah left the U.S. via a one-way ticket to India, with the intention of exploring the world for the year. During that time they crafted a docu-web series about female food entrepreneurs around the world, the pilot, called NOURISH and set in India, has over 450K views.
Sarah’s third short narrative film - Hold Your Arms Out, was one of 9 projects offered a fellowship at Hewlett-Packard’s inaugural post-production program at Sundance Film Festival, and it screened at festivals across the country.
Sarah works as a Writer’s Assistant for television, and has staffed on shows at SyFy, Netflix and Amazon. She has also been lucky enough to shadow as a director on several episodes of television.
She serves on the the board of directors for Women in Media, in addition to being an active member of the Film Fatales, Cinefemme and The Alliance of Women Directors. Born and raised in the agricultural community of Alamosa, Colorado, a town infamous for it’s connection to the paranormal, Sarah is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts program for Film & Television.