Sarah Smith is an award-winning Los Angeles based filmmaker and television producer. She is the co-creator and director of the web series Tender Touches, which won 1st place at the 2018 AT&T create-a-thon. In 2015 she debuted her award-winning short film D.Asian which went on to screen at over 35 festivals across the globe including: Palm Springs ShortFest, Iris Prize (shortlisted 30K prize), Rhode Island International Film Festival (Director’s Choice), DC Independent Film Festival (Best Short) amongst many others. Sarah was also awarded the 2017 AT&T Underrepresented Filmmaker Award for D.Asian, presented by Patty Jenkins. Sarah has written for The Young & the Restless, where she and her team won a WGA award for outstanding scripted daytime drama in 2013. In addition to her writing and producing work, Sarah has edited numerous music videos, short films, and the feature films Saint Janet and Armless (an official selection to the NEXT category of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival), as well as two feature documentaries Mama One, and Army of Love, both due in 2020. Sarah’s latest short film, Black Hat, is an Official Section of the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, and won the 2019 Iris Prize, with a cash prize of £ 30K to shoot her next short film in the UK. Sarah is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.