Sarah-Mace Dennis

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019 - 2020Editor
Documentary
Abrahams Family TreeJewish Futures
2019 - 2020Editor
Documentary
Colette LevyJewish Futures
2019Editor
Online
Infosys Recruitment CampaignSocial
2019Editor
Corporate
Starbucks - The Cultural Shift. Documentary style branded content.Toad
2019Editor
Commercial
Liplight - lipstick campaignTrinny
2018Editor
Corporate
Short for docos for the Business InsiderTVC Group Ltd
2018Writer
Film (Short)
Fan Service
Tamas Mesmer
Dogfella
2018Editor
Documentary
21 Women
Eliza Schroder
Rainstar Productions
2018Producer and Editor
Documentary
Discovering Stratford VillageNewham New Deal Partnership
2018Editor
Corporate
Entrepeneur of the Year AwardsFletcher Wilson
2018Editor
Corporate
Varkey Foundation Teacher Awards
Ian Prince
Freshstart Media
2017Editor
Corporate
World Bank Association Conference 2017Raindown
2017Director
Documentary
Engaging HeartsAged Care Channel
2017Director
Corporate
IPF Patient Empowerment ProgramsInspired Films
2017Writer
Commercial
Time Inc Quality ContentThe Smalls
2017Copywriter
Corporate
Hearth Space
Marion Bergin
The Nice Things
2017Writer
Corporate
News UK Start Up LabThe Smalls
2017Editor
Commercial
Fast and the Furriest
Abnir Pastoll
Motion 24
2017Editor
Corporate
Greenpeace UnearthedRaindown
2017Editor
Corporate
Varvara: Organic Farmer
Andrew Carver
Raindown
2017Editor
Corporate
World Bank Organisation Conference
Andrew Carver
Raindown
2017Copywriter
Corporate
Find Your DubaiThe Smalls
2017Writer
Corporate
The Fourth PlatformJelly
2017Writer
Animation
Experience India (Tourism Campaign)The Smalls
2016Director
Documentary
Patient Stories: Canada, Italy, France, German and United Kingdom.Inspired Films
2016Freelance Researcher
Commercial
Client rebrandingLonely Leap
2015 - 2016Director/ Editor
Commercial
My Best MeMedia Bounty
2016Writer
Corporate
Student Journey Film
Jon Stubbs
Gateshead College
2014 - 2015Researcher/ Director/ Editor
Other
HarveyReel Walthamstow: Scene Moving Image Commission (Waltham Forest Council).
2015Director
Online
Right to ChooseRaindown
2014 - 2015Writer/ Director/ Editor
Film (Short)
Everyday Stories of Colossal ImportanceReel Walthamstow: Scene Moving Image Commission (Waltham Forest Council).
2014Self shooting PD
Corporate
The Story of the Almassy LeagueNewham New Deal Partnership
2014Director, Editor
Documentary
Tally Ho! A Place to Meet.Arts Depot
2013Director/ Editor
Commercial
Help us To Paint a World of Independence
Sarah-Mace Dennis
Rebel Spirit Productions
2013Writer/Researcher, Director/ Editor
Other
Sounds from the Emergent State
Sarah-Mace Dennis
Commissioned by the State Library of Queensland for the exhibition Live! Queensland Band Culture
2012Writer/ Director/ Editor
Commercial
Change a Life that Will Change the World
Sarah-Mace Dennis
Rebel Spirit Productions
2011 - 2012Writer/ Researcher, Director/ Editor
Other
Moving over the Shoreline
Sarah-Mace Dennis
Art + Place
2012Writer/ Director, Editor
Other
Drafting Season
Sarah-Mace Dennis
Rebel Spirit Productions
2012Director/ Editor
Music Video
Anise / Relapse
Sarah-Mace Dennis
Rebel Spirit Productions
2009Writer/ Director
Film (Short)
Rebel Wessex
Sarah-Mace Dennis
Metro Screen
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2013Master of Arts in Film, Media and TheatreUniversity of NSW
    2004Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Art, Creative Writing, Contemporary Theory).Griffith University

    About me

    With a highly successful career in film making, writing and moving image practice, I am experienced in crafting powerful stories across dramatic, factual and experimental screen media formats. This includes directing and editing narrative, commercial, documentary, dance and multi-channel video works in the UK and overseas.

    A strong aesthetic vision and interdisciplinary technical skills allow me to deliver high quality multi-platform screen media outcomes: accurately translating creative briefs within tight timeframes and challenging environments. With the ability to imagine and realise powerful, concept-driven stories, I combine emotional and entertaining narrative devices to fuse together factual, real and symbolic worlds. My creative and conceptual skills have been officially recognised through numerous commissions and awards including: The Reel Walthamstow Scene Moving Image Commission, Kickoff Commission for Sport and Art and an ArtsHub Critics Choice Award.

    In addition to filmmaking, I have experience as a workshop facilitator, mentor, and sessional lecturer. My critical and creative writing has been published in various books and journals I have written scripts for award winning short films and promos.

    I am currently looking for new directing, editing and copywriting contracts. I am always interested in talking to new producers and production companies about new collaborations and narrative and documentary ideas I currently have in development!

    Additional Information

    CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

    • Scene Cinema & Waltham Forest Council commissioned a moving image work that provided opportunities for local engagement and collaboration. As Creative Lead, I conceptualised a high-end multi-platform project that involved community participation. This included interviewing 15 residents about memories of the area; editing stories into short documentaries for online distribution; writing a short film script that echoed interview themes and; casting/ directing actors in lead roles. Successfully directed and edited Everyday Stories of Colossal Importance, a short film that premiered at the opening of new Scene Cinema.

    • The State Library of Queensland commissioned a music inspired video installation that aimed to give viewers a genuine ‘venue’ experience. As freelance Creative Producer, Director and Editor I led the development of this multi screen moving image work including: interviewing 20 musicians / music fans; scripting the project across multiple narrative frames; researching and selecting archival footage and; thinking conceptually to spatially intersect past and present stories across multiple projection surfaces. Successfully presented the celebrated exhibition Sounds from the Emergent State: the library’s most popular show with 60k visitors.

    • Queensland Multicultural Centre commissioned a large-scale public projection project that would promote cultural diversity and enliven the entrance to the building at night. As Creative Director / Producer I developed a community-driven concept inspired by local migrant experiences. This included: collaborating with community groups to develop the projection’s narrative structure; following ethnical protocols to support Aboriginal dance groups to contribute to the development of the story; directing ethnic dancers in the interpretation and choregraphing of key narrative ideas and; drawing on a wide contact base to gain international press coverage. Delivered the highly acclaimed Moving over the Shorline, winning an Arts Hub Critics Choice Award 2012.

    Referees

    Available on request

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Experienced in
    • Arts
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Digital/Online Campaigns
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • Film (Short)
    • Health
    • Music Promo
    Interested in
    • Arts
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • Film (Feature)
    • Music Promo
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Organization/Union Membership
    • BECTU (UK)
    • Directors UK (UK)
    • WFTV (UK)