Sara Joe Wolansky is an award-winning video journalist and documentarian. Her films have screened at 30+ festivals, on broadcast television, and for a captive audience of family members every Thanksgiving. She is a Video Producer for The New Yorker and is also currently in post-production on her debut feature documentary as director, Snapshots of Zember.
Sara Joe's background in sociology informs her diverse body of work; her documentaries blur the line between comedy and tragedy. Sara Joe holds a M.F.A. in Film & T.V. Production from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and a B.A. in Sociology from Harvard.
In addition to filmmaking, Sara Joe volunteers for a 24-hour, confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental crisis counseling service called Crisis Text Line. She is also a distance runner, tchotchke collector, and cheese enthusiast.