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Growing Films is a full-service media company. We produce, shoot, and edit artistic, commercial, documentary, and storytelling content. Our services include consulting, strategy, concept creation, creative direction, writing,  producing, directing, and engineering live event & streaming media. Co-creating campaigns and executing strategies for our clients to create specific outcomes is our passion. Our ability to be versatile, creative, and innovative makes us unique. With experience in Social Media and Email Marketing, photography, Web, and design, we come with a full suite of tools to address your client needs.  We are here to help. Please contact us regarding your next project.

About Founder, Sarah Carlson


Sarah Carlson is the founder and owner of Growing Films. She has been working for over two decades as a professional filmmaker and videographer. While acquiring her BS in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999, she began Editing for Emmy award-winning cinematographer Nancy Schiesari on her short film, “Loaves and Fishes,” which premiered at South by Southwest festival and aired on PBS’s The Territory.

In May 2006, Sarah traveled with a group of American Artists to do a Video Installation on the side of the war-torn Hotel Europa for the Sarajevo Winter Festival on the theme of war. Carlson’s Dramatic short “Chicken,” about a poultry worker and his relationship with his immigrant mother, was accepted into competition at the LA Shorts Fest.

In 2009 Sarah created a half-hour television doc, Food Deserts in a Land of Plenty, about community-based solutions to fresh food access challenges in urban and rural communities throughout the Midwest. This film was requested to air on several public television stations in Illinois. She premiered the piece with a panel discussion including  Illinois Senator Jaqueline Collins, local African American farmers, community members and children from food desert impacted communities, and successful local food lobbyist Jim Braun, discussing community solutions to food justice issues.

Sarah received her MFA in Film Directing from Northwestern University and now lives in the Hudson Valley. Her work professionally has taught her the reward of patiently watching. 

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