creative director, Sara McIntyre

Director / writer / producer, Sara McIntyre holds a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree, is a graduate of Women in the Director’s Chair and the Praxis Story Editor Internship; and teaches film direction, photography and storytelling in Vancouver, BC.

Following in the long-standing theatrical tradition, Sara began her entertainment career in vaudeville. She sang, danced and told jokes for four shows every Sunday at the Burnaby Village Museum during the summers of her high school years. She then formally studied theatre and music, shifted her focus from stage to screen, and discovered a world of opportunities behind the camera on film and television sets. Thus began a decade of exploration that included developing Canadian writing talent through co-producing the Alibi Unplugged Script Reading Series; casting short and feature films and TV series; serving on the board of Women in Film & Television Vancouver; coaching creative professionals; new media journalism; story editing for screen and stage; and producing short and independent media projects.

Her directing career was launched with the award-winning, comedic short film, My Father’s an Actor produced through the Director’s Guild of Canada program, Crazy8s. Through Kiss Dust Pictures, Sara directed and produced the internationally award-winning feature film, Two Indians Talking. She returned to the theatre in 2015 to direct the short play Aurora by award-winning playwright Ramon Esquivel for the UBC Brave New Play Rites Festival. In 2019 Sara produced the animated short, The Healing Dance through TELUS Storyhive for writer/director Shaelyn Johnston.

Sara is currently developing a portfolio of projects that explore the joys and sorrows of being a smart woman in the world, including work based on the writing of Canadian author Kim Clark: The Last Six, a feature-film adaptation of the short story Six Degrees of Altered Sensation and Disease & Desire, a web-series adaptation of A One-Handed Novel.

Sara’s M.A. thesis addresses representations of disability and sexuality in screen-based media.

Sara also works as a story editor and dramaturg in the development of stageplays and screenplays. Below are a few testimonials from happy collaborators.