Born in Bosnia, Sabina Vajrača immigrated to the U.S. in 1994 as a war refugee. She started her professional career as a theatre director, working at The Lincoln Center, SITI Company, and Shakespeare & Company, amongst others.
Her first film, the critically-acclaimed feature documentary BACK TO BOSNIA, premiered at the 2005 AFI Fest and screened at over 30 festivals worldwide, winning Director’s Choice at the 2006 Crossroads Film Festival. It is currently streaming on multiple platforms, including Amazon and iTunes.
Since then she wrote, produced and directed numerous short films; commercials for ESPN and IFP Center; music video for Nouvelle Vague’s BELA LUGOSI’S DEAD; and wrote a number of feature and short screenplays, including VARIABLES, for which she was awarded the 2017 Alfred P. Sloan Production Grant. She also assisted writer/director Max Mayer on his feature film ADAM, starring Hugh Dancy and Rose Byrne (2009 Sundance / Fox Searchlight).
Sabina's the recipient of the Annenberg Fellowship, AAUW Fellowship, Cagney & Lacey Fellowship, Dana and Albert R. Broccoli Scholarship, MSN/Visa Ideas Happen Award, FEBA Road Map Award, and grants from Jerome Foundation, Puffin Foundation, NYSCA/IFP, and LMCC. She is a member of Film Fatales, Women in Film, WiMPS, and is currently getting her MFA in Film and TV Production from USC School of Cinematic Arts.www.sabinavajraca.com
Short Narrative Film
An allegory about our tendency to get stuck in repetitive patterns of thoughts, and what it takes to break them, explored in a story of Liv, a young woman saddled with a Sisyphus task of cleaning a bathtub that keeps getting dirty over and over again.
Starring: Flora Diaz