Sarah‐Jane Woulahan is an award‐winning director of drama, comedy, music video, documentary and transmedia who is known for her visual flair and original ideas across all genres in moving image.
Sarah-Jane’s short films A Terrible Beauty, Acts of God, I love Like Blood, The Irving Hand Prophecy, Ward of State and Stanley Ovation P.I. have screened at festivals including South By Southwest, Melbourne International Film Festival, Brisbane International Film Festival, Rhode Island Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival, Flickerfest, St Kilda Film Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival and many more. Acts of God was chosen for the MIFF Accelerator program for emerging feature filmmakers in 2014 and Ward of State won best film at the 2015 Australian Dance Awards. A Terrible Beauty was chosen for the 2015 Screen Australia Hot Shots program and the feature incarnation was awarded development funding by Screen Australia’s Gender Matters Brilliant Stories initiative.
Sarah-Jane has directed ARIA and MTV nominated music videos for Australia’s most recognized musicians including Silverchair, Missy Higgins, Evermore, The Sleepy Jackson, Little Birdy, Claire Bowditch, Youth Group, Tim Finn and The Living End.
Sarah-Jane is a cross-media auteur and pioneer. She has created numerous multi-platform projects that integrate film, live performance and online interaction in genres that straddle narrative, documentary and comedy. She recently produced and directed the multi-media documentary, A New Hero, for the launch of the AFL Women’s League. Also, a 75 minute visual set for Ensemble Offspring’s performance, Seven Stories, at Sydney’s VIVID festival.
Sarah-Jane is a PhD Candidate in Narrative Virtual Reality at RMIT and is also developing her first feature film projects including feminist drama She Loves Like Blood and the absurdist science fiction, Love is a Dream.