Sarah Polley

Represented by: Pam Winter

Bio

SARAH POLLEY received an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for her first film as director- Away From Her, based on the short story The Bear Came Over the Mountain by Alice Munro.  This film also garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for star Julie Christie.  Her next film Take This Waltz, which starred Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, and Sarah Silverman, world premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.  Stories We Tell, her documentary which examines secrets and memory in her own family, won Best Documentary Film awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, National Board of Review, and the New York Film Critics Circle.  Sarah also received a Writer’s Guild of America award for its screenplay.  Most recently, Sarah executive produced and wrote the Netflix limited series Alias, Grace, which she adapted from Margaret Atwood’s novel.

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Women Talking Plan B Entertainment Writer/Director
Alias Grace Netflix/CBC Writer/ Executive Producer
A Better Man Intervention Productions Executive Producer
Stories We Tell National Film Board of Canada Writer/ Director/Executive Producer
Take This Waltz Joe’s Daughter Productions Writer/ Director/Executive Producer
Away From Her Foundry Films/Lions Gate Writer/ Director/Executive Producer
I Shout Love Independent/Lions Gate Writer/ Director/Executive Producer
The Harp: The Shield Stories CBC TV Writer
Don’t Think Twice Canadian Film Centre Writer/ Director/Executive Producer
The Best Day of My Life On the Fly 4 Film Festival Writer/ Director/Executive Producer
 
AWARDS:
Canadian Screen Award, Best Adapted Screenplay, Alias Grace
Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Best Documentary Film, Stories We Tell
New York Film Critics Circle Award, Best Documentary Film, Stories We Tell
National Board of Review, Best Documentary Film, Stories We Tell
Writers Guild of American, Best Documentary Screenplay, Stories We Tell
Alliance of Women Film Journalists, Best Documentary, Stories We Tell
Toronto Film Critics Association Awards, Best Documentary Film, Stories We Tell
Genie Awards (Canadian Film), Claude Jutra Award for Best First Feature, Director, Away From Her
Genie Award, Best Adapted Screenplay, Away From Her
Genie Award, Best Director, Away From Her
Alliance of Women Film Journalists, Best Female Director, Away From Her
Genie Awards, Best Live Action Short Drama, I Shout Love
Academy Awards Nomination, Best Adapted Screenplay, Away From Her

 

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