Originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sabina Vajraca immigrated to the U.S. as a war refugee, and started her professional career in theater.
Her first film, the critically-acclaimed feature documentary BACK TO BOSNIA, premiered at the 2005 AFI Fest, screened at over 30 festivals, and won Director’s Choice at 2006 Crossroads. It's currently streaming on Amazon. Since then she wrote, directed, and produced over a dozen short films, commercials, and music videos.
Most recently she co-directed a Warner Bros./USC feature drama VOODOO MACBETH, and wrote/directed the short drama VARIABLES, whose accolades include: 2019 DGA Student Awards Grand Prize, Alfred P. Sloan Grant, Best Student Short at 2019 Vail Film Festival, HUMANITAS Prize nomination, and 2019 Student Academy Award Semifinalist. She also assisted writer/director Max Mayer on his feature film ADAM, starring Hugh Dancy and Rose Byrne (2009 Sundance); and shadowed James Whitmore Jr. on MADAM SECRETARY (CBS) and Sarah Boyd on 9-1-1 (FOX).
Sabina is an Annenberg Scholar, a member of Film Fatales, Women in Film, and WIMPS, and was recently selected for the Ryan Murphy Half Directing Mentorship and the Nantucket Screenwriters Colony. Her feature screenplay FOR BURAZ was the 2018 Austin Film Festival Second Rounder and received the Stowe Story Lab’s Tangerine Fellowship.
Sabina received her M.F.A. in Film and TV Production from USC School of Cinematic Arts and is repped by Kelsey Roberts at Industry Entertainment.www.sabinavajraca.com