Sara is best known for her OSCAR / EMMY Nominated and International Documentary Association (IDA) Winning documentary, POSTER GIRL, an intimate story about a female Iraq War veteran's journey from trauma to healing while navigating the Department of Veterans Affairs. A feature narrative adaptation is in the works.
Sara got on-the-ground training as a documentary filmmaker from her dad who led her on life altering adventures including Tibet, Japan, and Siberia, where a shipwreck left her contemplating a boring life selling insurance.
Sara has developed a unique style as a run-and-gun DP/Director, crafting the story in real time, and intimately capturing her subjects while simultaneously operating the camera. As her work as evolved to a more a sophisticated pallette, Sara always maintains an authentic aesthetic and emotional quality where audiences connect and breathe the same air as their subjects.
Sara's most recent work WOMEN WHO SCORE, just received a Hollywood Music in Media (HMMA) nomination for Best Music Documentary, bringing more attention to women composers who make up 3% of the top 250 box office films. Her follow up documentary, THE BERKLEE SEVEN - currently in production - features Berklee College of Music's most talented students in the Scoring for Silent Film class, going behind the scenes to illuminate the technically and emotionally grueling process that goes into making a film score.
In addition to directing, Sara is skilled as a veritè style shooter and editor. She has been applying her craft for clients such as HBO, LIVE NATION, HELO, Superfly, and creative agencies Publicis and CP+B. Sara also captures company profiles and culture for companies looking to promote their brand message..
Sara has a genuine interest in other people and their stories. She runs while listening to podcasts like Moth Radio, loves yoga, skiing, watching films, and cooking. She believes everyone has a story and deserves to be heard. She serves on the board of Warrior Writers.
Sara resides in Santa Monica and is between LA + NY