Storytelling has been a part of Sal’s life since she was a child; her old sketchbooks are filled with drawings of magical worlds and their stories. She went on to graduate with a B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art with an emphasis on painting and drawing, but dipped into the world of CGI and visual effects her senior year. She moved to Los Angeles, where she still resides, and became a visual effects artist and supervisor. After racking up credits and Emmy nominations on series like: True Blood, Banshee, Fringe and Once Upon A Time, Sal transitioned into 2nd unit directing for the television shows Greenleaf and Imaginary Mary. She filmed a short, Niles Canyon, that was featured at numerous festivals and caught a third place Audience Award for the California Women’s Film Festival. One of her most recent commercials for AUCTIV was selected for the 2018 SHOOT Annual 16th New Director’s Showcase. Other commercial clients include Adaptive Life Company, Steadicam and Uovo.
No matter what the medium is, storytelling is the root of everything for Sal, be it a film, a commercial, a photo or a drawing.