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A Dallas-born Cherokee filmmaker, Sarah grew up on-set and backstage, and has been involved in the arts ever since. Her directorial work has been seen in festivals such as LA SkinsFest, Māoriland Film Festival, Phoenix Film Festival, and Green Bay Film Festival. She is also passionate about Native representation in popular culture, and telling Native stories on screen. Outside of writing and directing her own content, she focuses on documentary and narrative cinematography, with work recently shown at the Austin Film Festival and seen on PBS. Her most recent short as a Cinematographer, I Am Mackenzie won the SXSW 2019 Texas Shorts Jury Prize. She has taught courses in color correction for Austin Film Society, and undergraduate Editing at the University of Texas Austin. Sarah earned her B.A. from Vassar College as a Film Studies major with a correlate sequence in Native American Studies. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Film Production at the University of Texas at Austin. She now works as a freelance filmmaker and Assistant Professor of Film Production at the University of Mississippi. 

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Filmography

Recent Work

2018/2019 Film Screenings


Light - Writer Director Editor

  • 11/1 - 11/9/2018 First Nations Film and Video Festival, Official Selection, Speaker: The Other 51%
  • 3/19 - 3/24/2019 Māoriland Film Festival, Official Selection 2019
  • Oxford Film Festival, UM Theatre & Film Presents 
  • Phoenix Film Festival, Official Selection


I Am Mackenzie - Director of Photography

  • 2019 - SXSW - World Premiere, Official Selection - Texas Short Jury Prize Winner


Calling - Director of Photography

  • AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL 2017-official selection
  • CINE LAS AMERICAS-official selection
  • LITERALLY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL-official selection
  • BECHDEL FILM FESTIVAL-official selection
  • SAN FRANCISCO GREEK FILM FESTIVAL-official selection
  • WEST TEXAS FILM FESTIVAL-official selection
  • 41 INT FILM FESTIVAL IN DRAMA-GREECE. "Best Film" in the category, GREEKS OF THE WORLD-official selection
  • ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL-official selection
  • THESSALONIKI iNTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
  • 2018 TEXAS FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE-official selection
  • Screenings of TFS:
  • AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE
  • AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY  screening
  • HOUSTON CINEMA ARTS FF
  • Texarkana, TX 
  • McAllen, TX - Cinesol Film Festival 
  • 2019 TEXAS FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE-official selection
  • DALLAS VIDEO FEST
  • SOUTH TEXAS UNDERGROUND F
  • HILL COUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL
  • Fort Worth, TX - Lone Star Film Fest Sunday Cinema Series 
  • El Paso, TX - "The Screener Series" at Philanthropy Theatre
  • Fredericksburg, TX - Hill Country Film Festival Indie Film Series  (MARCH)
  • Beaumont, TX -  Boomtown Film & Music Festival (APRIL)
  • San Antonio, TX - CineFestival (JUNE)
  • ARIZONA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - OFFICIAL SELECTION (IN APRIL)
  • ARTFOOLS, INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF LARISSA, GREECE (IN APRIL)


Charlotte and Charlie - Director of Photography

  • SXSW 2018, FACES OF AUSTIN screening.  Judge's Choice Award, Austin Cultural Arts Division.
  • San Antonio Film Festival - Official Selection
  • Queen City Film Festival - Official Selection
  • PA Indie Shorts - Official Selection
  • Queens’ World Film Festival - Official Selection, Nominated for best family friendly film


Bad Things - Producer

  • Austin Film Society Grant Recipient
  • Fiscally Sponsored by IFP
  • Windy City Film Festival - Official Selection
  • Woods Hole Film Festival - Official Selection
  • Women Texas Film Festival -- Storyteller Award
  • Sidewalk Film Festival -- Kathryn Tucker Windham Storytelling Award
  • Austin Revolution Film Festival -- Ya'Ke Smith Student Filmmaker of the Year Award
  • Oxford Film Festival - Official Selection
  • Deep in the Heart Film Festival - Official Selection


Previous Work:

Writer/Director/Editor: Turquoise Trading Post (2014 - Official Selection LA Skins Fest), Adahy (2014 - Official Selection LA Skins Fest, Green Bay Film Festival), In Nomine Patris (2015 - Official Selection Afterlife Paranormal Film Festival), The Green Family (2011 - CV College Arts Fest), Fettered (2010)

Cinematographer: Ms. Texas Senior (2016 - Seed & Spark, Official Selection - Alt Girl Cinema, Black Warrior Film Festival, Transform Film Festival), Mother of the Golds (2016),  Lessons Every Girl Will Learn (2015), SHE (2015), So Here We Are (2015 - Official Selection Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase, Women’s Film Festival), Easement (2015), Texting With Gosling (2014), Forbidden Fruit (2014)

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