Sara Joe Wolansky is a Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaker. Her latest films are about:
A love story & a mysterious voicemail left on a son's answering machine
Subway operators haunted by accidents on the tracks
Behind-the-scenes on the campaign trail with a controversial politician
An eighty-six-year-old marathon runner
Why one woman decided to document her wife's death on social media
Sara Joe previously was a Senior Video Producer for The New Yorker. There, she produced and edited The New Yorker's groundbreaking video of the January 6th Capitol insurrection, which was viewed millions of times on TV and around the world & was featured as a part of Trump's impeachment hearings.
In 2019, Sara Joe spearheaded the launch of The New Yorker Documentary. As the Supervising Producer of the series, she transformed it into a well-known destination for high-caliber short films & a major part of the awards and distribution ecosystem.
Sara Joe holds a M.F.A. in Film & T.V. Production from the University of Southern California, and a B.A. in Sociology from Harvard. She has also worked as a producer for Bloomberg and VICE, and in post-production for documentaries such as National Geographic's "Jane" and HBO's "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck." Her filmmaking is informed by her years working as a volunteer crisis counselor for mental health hotlines.
Photo by Gareth Smit