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About Sarah Carlson

Sarah Anne Carlson received her BA in English, BS in Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas at Austin and an MFA in Film Directing from Northwestern University. As an undergraduate, she began Editing for Emmy award winning Cinematographer Nancy Schiesari on her narrative short, “Loaves and Fishes,” which played at several film festivals around the country and aired on PBS’s The Territory. She also edited and assistant edited Schiesari’s feature length Documentary, Hansel Mieth Vagabond Photographer on one of the pioneering women photojournalists of Time Magazine, Hansel Mieth, whose legacy was largely forgotten after she was later blacklisted during the McCarthy era. Hansel Mieth aired on PBS’s POV. Sarah also worked as a Associate Producer, Camera Operator, and Show Editor at AMN Ch15, documenting the Austin Music community at the Austin Music Network. Shortly thereafter, Sarah directed and edited the four part Teaching With Technology video series for the State of Idaho. Sponsored by the Albertson’s foundation, the series utilized documentary examples to train teachers in state of Idaho on the incorporation of technology into their curriculum.

In May 2006, Sarah traveled with a group of visiting Artists to do a Video Installation on the side of the war-torn Hotel Europa for the Sarajevo Winter Festival. In 2007 Sarah Carlson’s Dramatic short “Chicken” was accepted into competition at the LA Shorts Fest. Sarah received several Fellowships, and taught video, audio and film production at Northwestern. In 2009 Sarah founded an outreach organization, Grow Awareness Media. While in Chicago, she freelanced as an Editor on content for the History Channel, commercial broadcast, nonprofits, and the web.


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