Hey, it's Sarah.
I'm a freelance video producer and editor. At least that's the medical term for it (you can view my experience here). Above all, I consider myself a storyteller. I have stories for days.
I'm also the Director of Workshops for a creative community of non-fiction filmmakers called Video Consortium.
Growing up, I always dreamed of becoming a filmmaker but never thought my dreams could become a reality.
While trying to fulfill my fake science requirement in college, I found myself in a class called Cinema Physics. Four weeks in, and I realized that this class was indeed not as much about cinema, as it was about physics. I dropped out before the first test and picked up my first production class. I've never looked back.
I'm inspired by telling great stories about great people. And so far, I've been lucky enough to do just that.
My first big gig was in college as a student executive-producer for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which spawned a nationwide college video series that aired on PBS.
After I graduated, I was selected to be part of No nonsense's Socks for America campaign, and drove across the country with my best friend, donating socks to people in need and filming a documentary about homelessness in America. As someone who loves a good social mission and has a paralyzing fear of driving - this was a big deal for me.
Over the years, I've worked on everything from EPKs and music videos to educational and branded content, before finally finding my home in news. Most recently, I worked at NowThis as a Senior Creative Producer for original series, before returning to freelancing in late 2017.
But the projects I'm most proud of are still those personal stories, specifically the ones about my family. This year I completed a series of short, animated Holocaust documentaries called The Podkamieners and last year I was fortunate enough to document my father opening up for the first time about his own father's untimely death, 50 years after it happened.
Well, don't say I didn't warn you. Stories for days.