Sarah Winshall is a creative producer and the founder of the independent production company Smudge Films. Her latest release is Give Me Pity!, a dazzling musical extravaganza from director Amanda Kramer. The film made its World Premiere at IFFR in and will be released by Utopia in 2023. Before that, she produced Albert Birney and Kentucker Audley’s Strawberry Mansion, and Jane Schoenbrun’s We’re All Going to the World’s Fair. Both premiered at Sundance, and were released in the spring of 2022. In 2018 she produced Bridey Elliott’s Sundance comedy Clara’s Ghost and Jenny Murray’s award-winning documentary, ¡Las Sandinistas!. Previous work has played at Sundance, SXSW, New Directors/New Films, CPH:DOX, Outfest, Rotterdam, at MoMA, on FX, and on the Criterion Channel. In 2022, she was selected for the Gotham/Cannes Producers Network Fellowship. Most recently, Sarah and Smudge Films partnered with Fruit Tree and A24 for Jane Schoenbrun's new feature, I Saw the TV Glow. Her newest documentary, Joybubbles, was included in the 2022 The Gotham Documentary Lab.
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