09: Sarah Adina Smith on Everything


08-01-2021 • 57 mins

Nadine is joined this week on IN HER LENS by the fantastic Sarah Adina Smith. After a series of shorts including The Sirens, Sarah directed her features The Midnight Swim and Busters Mal Heart. She directed episodes on HBO’s Room 104, TBS' WRECKED, and LEGION on FX. Sarah directed the first two episodes of Amazon Studios action thriller series Hanna, as well as serving as a co-executive producer on the project. Most recently, she directed the pilot for the Hulu series Looking for Alaska and is currently in post-production for her new film Birds of Paradise. In this episode, Sarah and Nadine talk about her journey through the industry- navigating money, rejection, and inspiration. They talk about the making of her films- the writing of scriptments and ambitious plans on a small budget. Sarah talks about directing episodes, fighting for pilots, and shooting in a pandemic.

In this episode we talk about the following works: Luster by Raven Leilani, Barn 8 by Deb Olin Unferth, Lead Belly, Benjamin Clementine, Frohawk Two Feathers, Contact.

Sarah Adina Smith is an American writer, director, editor, and producer. Her work is available on a variety of streaming platforms, like HBO, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. You can also follow her on Instagram and Twitter. Sarah is married to cinematographer and musician Shaheen Seth.

Nadine Reumer is a Dutch actress and podcaster based between Amsterdam and New York City. For further information on her work & to get in contact, visit her website: www.nadinereumer.com

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