Severine Sajous, a Haitian-American director and producer, has been making waves in the film industry since her breakthrough in 2014. Born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sajous was exposed to the vibrant culture of Haitian filmmaking at a young age. She developed a passion for storytelling and an affinity for the camera, leading her to pursue a career in filmmaking.
Sajous moved to the United States in 2008 to pursue her passion for filmmaking and began her journey towards becoming a director. After completing her education at the New York Film Academy, she became an in-house director for MTV and was quickly recognized for her creative and unique work.
In 2014, Sajous's short film, “The Doorman”, won the Audience Award at the Urbanworld Film Festival, which marked her breakthrough as a filmmaker. Since then, she has directed and produced numerous short films, music videos, and commercials for well-known brands such as L'Oreal, Nike, and Adidas.
In 2020, Sajous made her feature-length directorial debut with the movie “Away to the West”, which tells the story of a Haitian family living in the United States and their struggles with assimilating to a new culture. The movie premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2020 and won the Best International Feature Film Award.
Sajous has been recognized for her achievements in the film industry and has received several awards and honors. In 2019, she was awarded the Trailblazer Award by the Black Women Film Network for her work in elevating the voices of the African diaspora. She has also been included in the Women in Film Power List of 2020, which recognizes the achievements of female filmmakers.
Sajous has become a beacon of hope for aspiring filmmakers and has set an example of breaking the barriers of the film industry. Through her work, she has demonstrated the power of storytelling and the ability to create art that touches people's hearts. She continues to make waves in the film industry and is an inspiration to many.