Sarah Nairalez

Editor, Producer, Production Assistant

Equal parts film production, administrative work, and film and arts education, I am a full time filmmaker. I balance being a filmmaker with gardening, various hobbies and a rich personal life of family and friends.

I have been studying filmmaking since I was a freshmen in high school at my arts magnet school. I have a BS in Radio-TV-Film production with a concentration in Women and Gender studies from the University of Texas at Austin. While supporting myself through college, I spent a good deal of time volunteering on as many sets and productions as possible. Since graduating I worked on a variety of sets and productions in different positions including doing grassroots distribution for the Emmy-winning and Independent Spirit Award winning documentary, 'Where Soldiers Come From', as well as 'The Future of Food' and 'Symphony of the Soil'. I work mostly as a freelance producer and editor as those two positions allow me the scheduling flexibility to continue to teach and pursue additional opportunities.

I am passionate about positive social justice, storytelling, and the environment. I aim to use my skills in filmmaking for awareness, activism as well as to highlight women and queer people working in the arts. I deeply care about having better media representation.

I have a longtime passion for still photography, working both digitally and with various film formats. I focus on taking portraits as well as doing street photography photo journalism.

Personally I am a music lover, movie enthusiast, podcast fiend, camera collector, knitter, cyclist, organic gardener and lover of all cat videos.