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Sara Alize Cross is an independent filmmaker who splits her time between Brooklyn, NY and Los Angeles.


As a director, Sara has completed short form narrative and documentary films and is in post-production on Manhattan Lullaby, a NYSCA grant funded feature documentary about NYC cultural landmark, Colony Records. Sara’s feature documentary producing credits include Murderball (Sundance Audience Award, Oscar nomination), The Order of Myths (Sundance premiere, Peabody Award) and 21Up America. 


Sara has contributed to short form documentary style branded content and long form television docu-series as a director, field producer/shooter, real people casting and story producer. Sara’s depth of experience in documentary filmmaking and keen eye for unique characters and compelling true stories have brought authenticity to content for brands including AT&T, Google, Dick’s Sporting Goods, McDonalds, Walmart, and Office Max. 


Sara earned her undergraduate degree in film studies at Columbia University, her masters at Oxford, and studied directing in the MFA in production program at the University of Southern California. A lifelong dog-lover, Sara is the founder and president of Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, a 501c3 non-profit, all-breed rescue saving Badass dogs from idiot humans. You can see clips of her work at

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