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Sarah begins her second decade in Los Angeles as an accomplished director and producer of content for television, film and the web. Known for blending high-gloss visuals with uncompromising depth, Sarah’s soulful storytelling connects audiences to the everyday struggles and successes of her subjects.

That philosophy shines through in Sarah's powerful interview with Katy Perry and her extensive documentary footage featured in Paramount Pictures’ 3D concert documentary “Katy Perry: Part of Me.”

"I loved capturing Katy's inner struggle with religion, her parents and the pull of her new, fast life in Hollywood. You really see her wrangling with it." Sarah says.

In 2011, Sarah directed and shot “On the Road with Blink-182,” a 30-minute documentary and extensive web series for AT&T, Uverse and Dragonfruit Studios. The documentary combined Blink 182 concert footage with an in-depth look at the emotional and physical demands of putting on a major concert tour.

Sarah regularly directs and shoots music videos, documentaries and behind-the-scenes “making of” content for the music industry. Most recently, she directed the popular "La Vida" music video for Brazilian country stars Don and Juan and "The Comeback" for New York band The Narrowcast. Her popular "Lonely Girl" music video for the global UK-based trance act Above and Beyond has millions of hits on Youtube.

Sarah has also directed music videos for pop artist Amy Guess, R&B/pop artist Liam Horne and Courtney Jones.

Sarah has directed, shot and produced video content for the seven-time Grammy nominated songwriting production team, The Matrix. She documented the making of “The Matrix Record featuring Katy Perry” (Columbia Records), shot and directed EPKs and behind-the-scenes content for Korn’s “See You on the Other Side” album (Virgin Records), Ferras’ “Aliens and Rainbows” album (Capitol Records), and rock band Palaye Royale among many others.

When she’s not in the studio, Sarah produces, directs, shoots and edits advertisements and a variety of online content for clients including NPR (KPCC), Monocle Magazine (UK), The Fruit Guys, Chiat-Day (Gatorade), Barclay’s Bank, Forbes Travel, AOL, Disney.com, Intercontinental Hotels, Too Faced Cosmetics, Panasonic, Penguin Books and The Discovery Channel, among many others. In 2009, she directed two spots for Microsoft Windows 7.

Sarah is currently developing and shopping several television and film projects.

She came to Los Angeles in 2004 from Atlanta, where she worked at CNN and CNN International as a writer, producer, shooter and fill-in anchor.

Sarah is from Champaign, Illinois. She received her bachelor’s degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and her master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.

When she’s not on the job, you can find her jogging, singing with the Angeles Chorale, traveling the world and enjoying her daughter Emilie.