Sophie Sartain

Katahdin Productions
Sophie Sartain is the co-director and producer of the Netflix Original Documentary Seeing Allred, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and was described as “remarkably engaging (The New York Times), “utterly fascinating” (CNET) and “the perfect companion to the #MeToo movement" (Variety). Sartain was the writer, director and producer of the documentary Mimi and Dona, which aired on PBS/Independent Lens in 2015 and was named one of the top-ten TV shows of the year by Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times. Sartain's other credits include the 2014 documentary Above and Beyond (writer), produced by Nancy Spielberg and winner of the audience award at more than 20 film festivals; the 2012 documentary Hava Nagila (The Movie) (writer/producer), the opening or closing night film at more than 40 film festivals; and the Emmy-nominated 2008 film Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh (writer/co-producer). Sartain has been a film envoy with the American Film Showcase, a diplomacy program run by State Department in partnership with the USC School of Cinematic Arts. She has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Humanities' America's Media Maker grants, and is the recipient of grants from ITVS Open Call and the Fledgling Fund.