Sarah Young is an award winning, NYC based, Director and Filmmaker. Sarah brings her unique blend of theatrical and musical passions to create vivid, exquisitely detailed stories. In fiercely contemporary films or reclaimed classic theatrical/operatic productions, Sarah’s work challenges traditional systems of power with compassion and courage. She is a proud 2019 MFA graduate of The New School for Drama.
Sarah's first short film In Case We Get Found (2020) was inspired by her father's experience as a survivor of the Umpqua Community College mass shooting in 2015. The film has won 7 awards including the Audience Award for Suspense at the McMinnville Short Film Fest. We're All Fine (2021) was made entirely on zoom during lockdown and has won two awards including Best Director at Couch Film Festival. Her web series pilot Friends Can't Kiss launched in Summer of 2021 and is screening throughout the country Reeling Film Fest Chicago and Palm Spring Diverse Cinema where it won an audience award. Her short film Counting has just begun its festival submission process and has been nominated for Best Drama at McMinnville Short Film Festival where it will screen February 10th -13th 2022. She is currently in post production for a horror short called Not Him coming in 2022.
Recent Theatre and Opera highlights include directing a reading at Cherry Lane Theatre, the opera La liberazione di Ruggiero at La Mama Experimental Theatre, and a site specific world premier play called Baby Shower at a brewery in Brooklyn.
Sarah also holds a Masters of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory. She has directed operas throughout the United States for companies including The San Francisco Opera Guild, West Edge Opera, and Pittsburgh Festival Opera. In summer of 2019 she directed La liberazione di Ruggiero for the Dell'Arte Opera Ensemble at La Mama Experimental Theatre in New York City.
Sarah's day job is producing and editing the Youtube Channel PC Builder which she took from 0 - 95,000+ subscribers.
The San Francisco Chronicle has called her work “enchanting” while the San Jose Mercury News praised it as “intimate and edgy”.
Sarah Young Photo by Alexandra Vaccino
La liberazione di Ruggiero - La Mama Experimental Theater Club. 2019. Photo by Brian Long