Before Suffragette, Sarah’s feature debut was Brick Lane, which earned her a BAFTA nomination and The Alfred Dunhill Talent Award at the London Film Festival. Prior to this Sarah’s first full length drama, the Dennis Potter Award winning, This Little Life for BBC TV, won her the TV BAFTA for Best New Director and both the Royal Television Society and Women in Film and TV Award, for Best Newcomer. Sarah was selected as one of Variety’s ten directors to watch at the Sundance International Film Festival.
While training at the NFTS and after Sarah made many short films, which have screened internationally and won major awards. Sarah was nominated for the Douglas Hickox award for Best Debut Director in the British Independent Film Awards. Sarah’s feature documentary, The Village at the End of the World, was nominated for The Grierson Award and won the prestigious Margaret Mead Award. Sarah is currently developing an adaptation of Rachel Joyce’s novel, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, with Film4.