Sara Alize Cross is a writer, director, and producer who splits her time between Los Angeles and Brooklyn.
Sara was chosen to be one of 8 fellows (from over 3600 submissions) for the 2017 HBOAccess Writing Fellowship. During the fellowship year, Sara is writing an original half-hour pilot under the mentorship of an HBO Comedy development executive.
As a director, Sara has completed short form narrative and documentary films, recently directed a campaign of character-driven commercials for Hornitos Tequila, and is in post-production on Manhattan Lullaby, a NYSCA grant funded feature documentary about NYC cultural landmark, Colony Records.
Sara's feature documentary producing credits include Murderball (Sundance Audience Award, Oscar nomination), The Order of Myths (Sundance premiere, Peabody Award), and 21Up America (executive produced by Michael Apted as part of the American adaptation of the acclaimed 7Up series). She has contributed to short form documentary style branded content and long form television docu-series as a field producer/shooter, real people casting producer, and researcher.
Prior to her career in film, Sara pioneered the field of mainstream green fashion with her eco-friendly line coolnotcruel. In addition to her work creating theatrical feature film, television and web content, Sara is the president of Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, a 501c3 non-profit, all breed dog rescue that she founded in 2011 by fostering one dog saved from death row in her one bedroom apartment.
An avid traveler, Sara has independently traveled in over 20 countries on 6 continents. Sara Alize Cross earned her undergraduate degree in film studies at Columbia University and her masters at Oxford, where she wrote her thesis on screwball comedy of the 1930s. She also studied filmmaking as a graduate student in the MFA in Production program at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.
Contact me at saraalizecross [at] yahoo [dot] com
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