Sara Newens

Wild Pair Films

Sara Newens is a documentary filmmaker and Emmy-award winning editor who began her career working for CBS News in New York City and now lives in Los Angeles. Her first documentary feature, Top Spin, was acquired by First Run Features and received rave reviews from the LA Times and Wall Street Journal during its festival run and theatrical release. She also served as Editor/Writer for Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering’s latest feature, On The Record, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and was picked up by HBO Max. Her short documentary, Footprint, won top prizes at several festivals and is featured in The New York Times Op-Docs series. In addition, she helms the LA chapter of Video Consortium, a global organization for nonfiction storytellers and video journalists. She is a graduate of the MFA Documentary Film and Video Program at Stanford University, and holds a B.S. in Mass Communication from Miami University in Ohio.