Sara Leavitt

Sara Leavitt



Sara Leavitt is an award-winning American film director and cinematographer based in Los Angeles. She is best known for her award-winning feature film, “The Year of the Woman,” which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Newport Beach Film Festival and was selected for the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Leavitt began her professional career in the film industry as a camera assistant on the set of “Tremors” (1990). She then worked as a cinematographer for the horror movie “The Pit and the Pendulum” (1991). After working as a cinematographer on other projects, she made her feature film debut with the horror-drama “The Year of the Woman” (1995).

Leavitt’s directorial style is characterized by her commitment to creating “intimate, emotionally truthful scenes” that explore themes of “personal identity, family and relationships, and the search for truth.” She is known for her unique use of music and sound design to create an atmosphere of suspense and tension.

Leavitt’s work has been featured at film festivals around the world, including Sundance, SXSW, the Hamptons International Film Festival, the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Los Angeles Film Festival, and the Newport Beach Film Festival. She has also been honored with awards from the Directors Guild of America and the International Documentary Association.

Leavitt has been an advocate for women in the film industry, speaking out for greater representation of women in the director’s chair. She has participated in numerous panels and workshops on the topic, and has been featured in publications such as The Hollywood Reporter and Variety.

In addition to her work as a director, Leavitt has also worked as a cinematographer on a variety of projects, including “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” (2019) and “The Beach Bum” (2019). She is currently in pre-production on her next feature film, “The Broken Pieces,” which is set to begin shooting in 2021.

Sara Leavitt is an inspiring and talented filmmaker and cinematographer who has made a name for herself in the film industry. She is dedicated to creating meaningful and emotionally powerful films that explore the complexities of human relationships and identity. She is an advocate for greater representation of women in the film industry, and her work continues

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