Sasie is an award-winning writer/director from North Carolina, with a (still) lingering Southern drawl. Her films have screened at the Smithsonian Institute and festivals around the world, and she has twice been awarded the short filmmaking prize at the Tribeca Film Festival, with New York Magazine calling her film THE ELEPHANT GARDEN “one of the most touching and poignant films we’ve seen this year.” Her previous short DANCE MANIA FANTASTIC was named one of Tribeca's +5, and she has won numerous grants and support from the Sundance Institute, New York State Council on the Arts, Film Independent, the Sloan Foundation, and the Tribeca Film Institute.
A fellowship and new short with HBO in 2014 led to a chance to direct episodic television and her first DGA nomination for her work on Gortimer Gibbons’ LIFE ON NORMAL STREET. She has gone on to direct multiple projects for Amazon, including AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY: IVY AND JULIE 1976, which garnered four Daytime Emmy nominations this March. In addition to LUCKY GRANDMA, she is developing a television pilot with Sarah Jessica Parker’s company Pretty Matches and continues to hone her directing skills in episodic television. Most recently, she directed an episode of FRESH OFF THE BOAT, starring Constance Wu, Randall Park, and Miss Paula Abdul. She is currently based in New York City, where she directs commercials with Bullitt Branded, the filmmaker collective and creative studio founded by Justin Lin and the Russo Brothers.
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