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SARAH C. POINDEXTER

filmmaker, screenwriter, instructor

 

Sarah Poindexter
Bio


Sarah C. Poindexter has a diverse creative background having written, produced or directed for both television (network and public) and film.  Her life as a filmmaker is combined and rivaled only with her role as motivational speaker. Having owned and operated her own digital media production company for over a decade, Sarah recognized the need and the power of personal branding and shares her dynamic story. Most recently she spoke to an audience of 1500 students and faculty at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA.

 As a filmmaker, Sarah has directed five feature films. Her latest film, The Greatest Song, is a romantic comedy starring Lamman Rucker (Tyler Perry's Why Did I get Married?) and has a distribution deal with Image Entertainment airing in Europe on Black Entertainment Network (BET) and nationally on The Gospel Music Network and Bounce Network.

Sarah has produced and directed numerous documentary films including The Tolerance Project, which explored the way teenagers deal with issues of diversity. It was nominated National Telecommunications Award for best documentary series and nominated for a Mid-Atlantic Emmy. It airs nationally on public television as does Culture Trek a documentary series that takes economically disadvantaged teenagers from the United States abroad to meet teenagers in foreign countries.  No matter what genre Sarah works in, whether it is fiction or nonfiction, she has a commitment to telling stories that are often ignored by mainstream media.

Sarah currently works as a Membership Coordinator at one the most successful screenwriting institutions in the world, Writers Boot Camp in Santa Monica, CA.

Sarah received an M.F.A. in Film and Media Arts from Temple University.