Actress. Screenwriter. Filmmaker.
Raised in the South of France by a Flemish mother and a Dutch & Canadian father, Sara speaks 7 languages.
(mother tongues Dutch, English & French, fluent German & Italian, conversational Spanish, basic Portuguese)
She moved to England where she lived for 5 years, and trained for 3 years at East 15 Acting School in London.
After touring a play in the UK, she moved to Paris where she is still based now.
She played the female lead in the TV series "What Ze Teuf", the first interactive series to be written, directed, post-produced and aired 24 hours after the previous episode, with a celebrity guest (like Eric Judor, Elie Semoun, Bruno Solo, or Helena Noguerra...) in each short episode (complete mini series can be viewed here).
She has since been in feature films such as Jackie, directed by Pablo Larrain, with Natalie Portman, Greta Gerwig and Peter Sarsgaard, or TV series such as Baron Noir or Workingirls,
and numerous award winning short films.
She is about to start filming as Françoise in the movie Annie Colere, directed by Blandine Lenoir.
In parallel, she started writing and directing in 2011. First with Dog Sitting (8'), co-directed with Yannick Privat, and then with Mi Casa, Su Casa (15'), both of which went on to tour the world in many festivals, and won several awards, including the prestigious Alpe d'Huez in France. Dog Sitting also had a long run on OCS. Sara also won several awards as an actress for her performance as lead in both films.
The spot "Même Nue, Asking for It", that she wrote and directed at the last minute
for the Mobile Film Festival (on the theme "Women's Empowerment") is cumulating over 7 million views.
She is currently developing her first feature film,
a feel good dramatic comedy, "Bequille", with Les Films de Juillet.
Nominated as BEST YOUNG HOPE at the Jean Carmet Film Festival (Under Mom's Skirt)
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE at the Film Festival of Grasse (for Under Mom's Skirt)
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE at the Cut Cut Festival of Roanne (Under Mom's Skirt)
BEST ACTRESS at the London Shows Film Awards (for Mi Casa, Su Casa)
BEST ACTRESS at the Meliorist Festival (for Mi Casa, Su Casa)
BEST ACTRESS at We Like 'Em Short Festival (for Mi Casa, Su Casa)
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE for the Ensemble of ELLES, Collectif 109
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE at the Seinema Festival (for Dog Sitting)
Nominated for BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE at the Clare Valley Festival in Australia (Dog Sitting)
For Dog Sitting
BEST SHORT FILM PRIZE at the International Comedy Film Festival of ALPE D'HUEZ
1st PRIZE by the AUDIENCE and SPECIAL MENTION BY THE JURY
at the Film Festival Les Toutes Premières Fois of GRASSE
"PARIS PETITS COURTS AWARD" at Paris Courts Devant (France)
"TOP PICK" citation at the Short Film Corner in CANNES
(40 shorts to get citation among 1950)
JURY AWARD at the Court Toujours festival at the Forum de Vauréal (France)
For Mi Casa, Su Casa
BEST ART DIRECTION and BEST DIRECTOR at the Meliorist Festival
BEST COMEDY at the Lilliputian Film Festival
BEST DIRECTOR at the London Shows Film Festival
BEST DIRECTOR at the We Like Em Short Festival
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE at the IndieFEST Film Awards
TOP PICK CITATION at the Short Film Corner in Cannes
BEST WORLD SHORT at the Conway Film Festival
REMI AWARD at the Houston WorldFest
KUDOS FOR DRAMA at the iHolly Film Festival
WINNER Acme Comedy Film Nights
SPECIAL MENTION FOR THE SCREENPLAY at the Roma CinemaDoc Festival
BEST ORIGINAL STORY at the Original Film Festival