SA Dafoe Writer/Director
Sweet Mystery is Sarah’s labour of love.
Sarah has been working in the entertainment industry for over thirty years, first as an actress then later as a director, script writer, and producer.
With “Sweet Mystery” being one of her favourite shows, as a writer/ director she has produced over 50 television scripts and three feature films. Her directing credits include over 150 half hours of live action and animated television, and three full length animated films.
In ‘The Mighty Kong” she directed the late actor Dudley Moore.
Currently Sarah is in production for Uncle Veinia, an original “reality” animated series she collaborated with long time partner C.M. James on. The series was a hit at MipCom 2011 in Cannes and should be appearing on a television set near you within the next year.
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Sarah started her career at age 9 working and training in Vancouver with Companies such as Green Thumb, The Playhouse, and The Vancouver Youth Theatre League. In the mid seventies Sarah enjoyed playing many boy roles including Michael in Peter Pan, Puck in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol and John Henry in Carson McCullers’ “The Member of the Wedding”.
Sarah continued her theatre studies attending The Central School in London England, and a two year program at FTS, (later renamed The C.E.N.T.R.E) run by Vancouver/UK Directors Catherine Caines and Antony Holland, (former Artistic Director of Studio 58).
Sarah’s roles as an actor have included Juliet in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Claire in Genet’s The Maids, Sybil from Noel Coward’s Private Lives, The Moon in Lorca’s Blood Wedding, and Jo in Sheila Delaney’s A Taste of Honey. She appeared in a number of local television series in the eighties, most notably Danger Bay, and 21 Jump Street.
After graduating from FTS Sarah started her directing career directing a number of productions in Vancouver including Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Noises Offa Taste of Honey and The Frog Galliard, which she also brought to the London Stage while working as an associate director for Jack Straw’s Theatre London.
While In the UK Sarah met long time writing/directing partner C.M. James. After finding out they were surprisingly closely related the two have been inseparable and collaborating on theatre, film, and animation projects ever since.