Born 1982 in Hamburg. She started out as a runner at various film productions and trained as clerk for audiovisual media at the ProSiebenSat1 Media AG, later as an assistant for Sat1. In 2009, she started to study producing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. In 2015, she founded HolySchmidt Film Company and worked at Studiocanal Berlin in the co-procuction and acquisition department. Sarah now works as freelance producer, consultant and lecturer in Berlin.
BOULEVARD’S END (Documentary / 15 minutes / Producer / 2014 / Director: Nora Fingscheidt)
Festivals: New Directors / New Films MOMA, Melbourne IFF, Hofer Filmtage, Kassel Documentary Festival, Pärnu IFF, Sehsüchte FF, EMAF, Ljubljana Short FF,
Worldfest Houston ‘Gold Remi Award’, NW Short FF Kanada ‘Best Documentary’, Cluj Int. Short FF ‘Jury Award’, Moscow Jewish FF ‘A Short Story Award’
DEAR BROTHER (Fiction / 46 minutes / Producer / 2013 / Director: Nora Fingscheidt)
Festivals: Max-Ophüls-Prize Saarbrücken, Husumer Filmtage, Filmschau Baden-Württemberg
SYNKOPE (Short Fiction / 25 minutes / Producer / 2010 / Director: Nora Fingscheidt)
Festivals: Nominated for the German Short Film Award, ‘Honorary Mention’ at Filmfest Dresden, Max Ophüls Prize Saarbrücken, Sehsüchte IFF, Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Wendland Shorts, Shorts at Moonlight Frankfurt a.M., Filmfest Eberswalde, Interfilm Berlin, Bamberger Kurzfilmtage, Oldenburger Kurzfilmtage