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AMERICAN BEAR


feature documentary

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AMERICAN BEAR


feature documentary

Sarah and Greg set out on a 60-day road trip to explore trust, fear, and compassion across the United States -- by relying on the kindness of strangers for a home each night.

Distributed in 2015, award-winning feature documentary American Bear: An Adventure in the Kindness of Strangers is currently available online at iTunes, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Walmart, Vimeo and more, following a 10-month limited theatrical release and educational screening tour. 

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SHORT FICTION


woman-led narrative shorts

SHORT FICTION


woman-led narrative shorts

HOLD YOUR ARMS OUT

SHORT NARRATIVE

CURRENTLY ON FESTIVAL CIRCUIT

Hold Your Arms Out follows three characters as they search for solutions to impossible 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. 

 

PEACH PIT

SHORT NARRATIVE

Peach Pit is an experimental short shot on 16mm that follows the non-chronological romantic pursuit of a woman who lives her life outside of time. 

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A LIST OF EVERYTHING I CAN REMEMBER

SHORT NARRATIVE

A List of Everything I Can Remember is a black and white 16mm triptych of childhood memories. The anchor of the short is my first childhood memory: When I was 3 years old, I was playing outside when my mother found the torso of a friend in his bedroom closet after his girlfriend decided to kill and eat him. 

 

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WEB SERIES


documentary web content

WEB SERIES


documentary web content

COLLEGE STORIES

COMMISSIONED WEB SERIES, 13 episodes

FOR THE DENVER SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

College Stories is a 13 episode project featuring the personal stories of 12 scholars, alumni and advisors connected to the Denver Scholarship Foundation, an organization that inspires and empowers Denver Public Schools’ students to enroll in and graduate from postsecondary institutions of higher education, by providing the tools, knowledge, and financial resources essential for success.

 

BEAR BONES

EDUCATIONAL WEB SERIES, 9 episodes

A COMPANION TO AMERICAN BEAR

Bear Bones is a 9 episode web series that has been featured on Upworthy, HooplaHa and more. The series explores important basics in sociology, psychology and neuroscience, as related to our interactions with strangers. Key topics include identity, race, gender, and intersectionality. 

 
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EDUCATION


teaching, workshops, and speaking engagements

EDUCATION


teaching, workshops, and speaking engagements

PERSONAL DOCUMENTARY - TEACHING ARTIST

ARTS EMERGING - Syracuse, NY 

WITH SYRACUSE STAGE, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, AND SYRACUSE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

3D Stop-Motion - TEACHING ARTIST

ARTS EMERGING - Syracuse, NY

WITH SYRACUSE STAGE, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, AND SYRACUSE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

WRITING FOR TELEVISION WORKSHOP

SLV STEAM SHOP - Alamosa, CO

WITH ADAMS STATE UNIVERSITY

 

2D STOP-MOTION ANIMATION WORKSHOP

SLV STEAM SHOP - Alamosa, CO

WITH ADAMS STATE UNIVERSITY

 

 

PRESENTATIONS + TALKS

Discussion Leader: BEAR Talks Educational Discussion, SUNY New Paltz

American Bear Screening Tour Structured Discussions and Q&As  -- 71 events

Keynote Speaker: New York University IRHC Leadership Retreat

Discussion Leader: BEAR Talks Educational Discussion, Grinnell College

Panelist: Syracuse University Passion Retreat

Speaker: Widen The Circle Online Conference, Multi-city/Remote Conference

Speaker: Gillette Middle School Kindness Lecture Series, Syracuse

Panelist: NYU TIsch - Social Media Marketing For Movies Panel

Presenter - Filmmaking and Photography, High Range School, Munnar, India

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BRANDED CONTENT


multimedia with community impact

BRANDED CONTENT


multimedia with community impact

Together with her partner, Greg Grano, operating as American Bear Productions, Sarah produces and directs branded multimedia content for nonprofits, educational institutions, and organizations geared towards positive community impact. 

Sarah and Greg specialize in docu-promotional videos and web series,  stop-motion animation, and photography. 

Sarah also occasionally features brands on her instagram page. 

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MEDIA


watch video content

MEDIA


watch video content

C.V. available here.