Sara is an LA-based director and short form docu-editorial storyteller. She is best known for her Oscar & Emmy Nominated, & International Documentary Association (IDA) Winning documentary, "Poster Girl" about the first female gunner in the Iraq War who returns home to battle her demons and the dysfunctional VA system. 

Her recent film, "Women Who Score" celebrates 20 women composers - including Diane Warren, Laura Karpman, and Miriam Cutler - vying to change the score in Hollywood.  It was nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award (HMMA) for Best Music Documentary.

Sara digs deep to find the beauty out of tragedy through stories that elevate the human experience. Her roots in veritè style filmmaking combined with dynamic imagery have led to her authentic cinematic vision. 

Early in her career, Sara received mentorship from her father as a run-and-gun camera operator. They made socio-environmental films while spanning the globe, including a remote peninsula off the coast of Siberia, where a boating accident left them stranded and considering a duller life selling insurance.

Sara stays mostly on the ground with yoga, cooking, and live music. She serves on the board of Warrior Writers.



Sara Nesson snesson@mac.com


Women Who Score screenings: 

Naida Albright naida@conshimfee.com


Poster Girl International Distribution:

Dan Selig Dan.Selig@hbo.com



Claire Best claire@clairebest.net