Sarah Spilane

Sarah Spillane is a multi-award winning writer and director. Sarah grew up in Sydney, Australia and relocated to Los Angeles in 2009. In 2007 Sarah won the Fortissimo Films Award for Emerging Talent and in 2013 her debut feature film AROUND THE BLOCK (starring Christina Ricci, Ruby Rose, Jack Thompson) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Sarah won several awards for AROUND THE BLOCK including an Australian Director’s Guild Award, and the Outstanding Achievement in Direction Award at the Newport Beach Film Festival in 2014. Sarah’s films have screened at International Festivals including Berlin, New York, Clermont, London, Hong Kong, Sydney and Melbourne. THIS LIFE, starring Danny Glover, won Best Short Film at the Los Angeles Women’s Film Festival in 2009. In 2008, Sarah wrote and directed the documentary THE APOLOGY, which screened at the United Nations in 2009 and premiered on ABC television the same year. Sarah has directed hours of television for Australia’s National Indigenous Television Network and multiple television commercials in Australia and the USA. Sarah currently has three feature films in development; TRUE SPIRIT for Paramount Pictures AU and Sunstar Entertainment, ABE starring Finn Wittrock with producers Alan Glazer and Deborah Del Prete, and THE WHIP based on the multi-award winning best-selling novel by Karen Kondazian. Sarah has also written and created the one-hour television drama series REBEL, produced by Jay Firestone and Prodigy Pictures, and will direct the pilot for the series in 2016. REBEL has been adapted into a graphic novel to be released at the 2016 Comic Con