Today, Sarah is an accomplished actress, writer, producer and director. Below is a look at what the Story Girl has done to receive these well-deserved titles.
After appearing in the last season of Road to Avonlea, Sarah went on to star in the critically acclaimed drama The Sweet Hereafter, in which she played the only survivor of a school bus crash. Since then, she has starred in a number of series and feature films, including the zombie thrillerDawn of the Dead, Slings & Arrows, Beowulf & Grendel and the HBO drama John Adams, to name a few. Besides her many acting roles, Sarah garnered international attention with the film Away From Her, for which she adapted the short story, The Bear Came Over the Mountain written by Canadian author Alice Munro. The film, which starred Gordon Pinsent and Julie Christie, was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.This was not the first feature that Sarah wrote and directed, nor will it be her last. Most recently Sarah is being credited with the success of directing the documentary, Stories We Tell, a film that unearths layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.