creative director, Sara McIntyre

Director / writer / story editor, Sara McIntyre is a graduate of Women in the Director’s Chair, the Praxis Story Editor Internship, and an instructor of story structure and acting techniques.

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 as President 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.

Sara is currently developing a portfolio of projects including The Last Six, a feature-film adaptation of the short story Six Degrees of Altered Sensation by Canadian author Kim Clark; a short film called Chocolate Emergency, a web series titled Plastic Past; and a theatre project titled Ms Salome Warren. She is also working her way through a Masters of Arts degree in Liberal Studies at SFU, with a focus on embodied knowledge.

Sara’s complete filmography (PDF)

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