Sophie Sartain

Sophie Sartain is the co-director and producer of the Netflix original documentary Seeing Allred, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and was described as “remarkably engaging (The New York Times), “utterly fascinating” (CNET) and “an ideal companion to the #MeToo movement" (Variety). Sartain was the writer, director and producer of the documentary Mimi and Dona, which aired on PBS in 2015 and was named one of the top-ten TV shows of the year by The New York Times. Sartain's other credits include the 2014 film Above and Beyond (writer); the 2012 documentary Hava Nagila (The Movie) (writer/producer); and the Emmy-nominated 2008 film Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh (writer/co-producer). She has contributed as a writer and story consultant on additional film projects, including Who Will Write Our History (2018), Feminists: What Were They Thinking? (2018), Hotel Everest (2017), Ishi's Return (2016), Rock in the Red Zone (2015) and In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee (2010). She is a Documentary Branch member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and has been a film envoy with the American Film Showcase. She is a Steering Committee member of New Day Films. She has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Humanities' America's Media Maker grants, and has written three successful grants to the NEH that were awarded more than $1 million in funding. She is the recipient of grants from ITVS Open Call and the Fledgling Fund