Sarah Brocklehurst Productions

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SARAH BROCKLEHURST IS A BAFTA-NOMINATED PRODUCER, BASED IN LONDON.

BORN IN THE UNITED STATES WITH A MIXED BRITISH AND CHINESE HERITAGE, SARAH GREW UP IN FRANCE BEFORE MOVING TO THE UK FOR SECONDARY AND FURTHER EDUCATION. SHE STUDIED ENGLISH AT CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY, WHERE SHE WAS PRESIDENT OF THE AMATEUR DRAMATIC CLUB AND PRODUCER FOR THE CAMBRIDGE FOOTLIGHTS.

HER PROFESSIONAL LIFE BEGAN IN THE THEATRE INDUSTRY, WORKING IN THE PRODUCERS' DEPARTMENT AT THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY AND THEN AS APPRENTICE PRODUCER WITH SONIA FRIEDMAN PRODUCTIONS IN THE WEST END. SARAH THEN WENT ON TO INDEPENDENTLY PRODUCE NEW STAGE WORK AND WAS SUPPORTED BY STAGE ONE.

HER FIRST FEATURE FILM BLACK POND, DIRECTED BY WILL SHARPE AND TOM KINGSLEY, WAS NOMINATED FOR THE BAFTA FOR OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER, AND ALSO RECEIVED NOMINATIONS AT THE BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS, GUARDIAN FIRST FILM AWARD AND RAINDANCE FESTIVAL. THE FILM WON THE LONDON COMEDY FESTIVAL DISCOVERY AWARD AS WELL AS THE EVENING STANDARD AWARD FOR BEST NEWCOMERS.

SARAH WAS SELECTED AS A SCREEN STAR OF TOMORROW, MENTORED THROUGH THE BRITISH INDUSTRY'S FLAGSHIP SCHEME GUIDING LIGHTS BY TESSA ROSS, AND LISTED AS ONE OF THE 'UK PRODUCERS ON THE RISE' IN SCREEN DAILY'S BRIT 50.

HER MOST RECENT FILM IS THE FEATURE ADAPTATION OF EMMA JANE UNSWORTH'S NOVEL ANIMALS WITH SUNDANCE & BERLIN WINNING DIRECTOR SOPHIE HYDE (52 TUESDAYS) AND STARRING HOLLIDAY GRAINGER AND ALIA SHAWKAT. THE FILM PREMIERED AT THE 2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL AND WAS RELEASED ACROSS THE UK AND IRELAND IN AUGUST 2019. ANIMALS HAS RECEIVED 2 BIFA NOMINATIONS: HOLLIDAY GRAINGER FOR BEST ACTRESS AND EMMA JANE UNSWORTH FOR DEBUT SCREENWRITER.

SARAH BROCKLEHURST PRODUCTIONS PRODUCES TALENT-DRIVEN, QUALITY WORK THAT CHAMPIONS DIVERSE VOICES AND IS COMMITTED TO TELLING BOLD STORIES ABOUT WOMEN. PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT ARE BACKED BY THE BFI, BBC FILMS, FFILM CYMRU WALES, CREATIVE SCOTLAND, CREATIVE ENGLAND AND CHANNEL 4.

THE COMPANY'S FORTHCOMING SLATE INCLUDES THE ADAPTATION OF AMY LIPTROT'S BEST-SELLING MEMOIR 'THE OUTRUN' AND THE ADAPTATION OF FORREST WILSON'S HUGELY POPULAR CHILDREN'S BOOK 'SUPER GRAN', AS WELL AS TWO TELEVISION SERIES WITH 'ANIMALS' AUTHOR/SCREENWRITER EMMA JANE UNSWORTH.