Based in New York, Sara Sampson offers full service publicity support for independent films and filmmakers. Sampson specializes in strategically preparing films for the U.S. film festival marketplace, theatrical & digital releases and awards season.
Past SXSW films represented include: Andrew Bujalski's SUPPORT THE GIRLS, Rodney Evans's VISION PORTRAITS, Destin Daniel Cretton’s SHORT TERM 12 (*Winner, Grand Jury & Audience Award), Bill & Turner Ross’ WESTERN (*Winner - Lone Star Award), Benjamin Dickinson's CREATIVE CONTROL (*Winner - Jury Award, Visual Excellence), Rick Alverson’s ENTERTAINMENT, Zachary Wigon’s THE HEART MACHINE, Mike Birbiglia's SLEEPWALK WITH ME, Sean Baker’s STARLET, Todd Rohal's THE CATECHISM CATACLYSM, David and Nathan Zellner's KID-THING.
Sampson has additionally led festival publicity campaigns for SXSW alumni directors including Adam Leon (TRAMPS), Anna Margaret Hollyman (MAUDE), David Gordon Green (PRINCE AVALANCHE), Jeremiah Zagar (WE THE ANIMALS), Lynn Shelton (YOUR SISTER'S SISTER), Megan Griffiths (THE OFF HOURS), Tim Sutton's (DARK NIGHT, MEMPHIS), So Yong Kim (LOVESONG), Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala (GOODNIGHT MOMMY).
[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]