Sarah Watt

Sarah Watt is an award-winning filmmaker who has been working as a writer, director and producer of animation for 15 years. She lives in Melbourne with her family. Her acclaimed animation Small Treasures (1995; NZFF 1996) brought widespread international attention, winning – amongst many awards – the Baby Lion for Best Short Film at the Venice Film Festival that year. Local Dive and Living with Happiness followed, both of which screened widely at festivals and theatrically, winning many international and Australian awards. Sarah’s hand-painted animated films are distinguished by her comic exploration of personal states, set against lush Australian landscapes. Look Both Ways is Sarah’s debut feature. Unlike the shorts, it is a live-action film, interspersed with animated sequences.

Films we have screened by this Director