Sarah-Jane Woulahan is a Melbourne-based writer and director whose work spans fiction, documentary, art and VR. Her shorts have screened at festivals internationally including SxSW and her Screen Australia funded sci-fi short A Terrible Beauty premiered at MIFF 2016, its feature incarnation Love is a Dream receiving development funding from Screen Australia Gender Matters initiative. Her most recent short drama, Objects of My Disaffection premiered at MIFF 2020, screening at numerous festivals and winning awards including Best Film and Best Performance. Often working in the realm of dance and music film, she directed the half-hour fiction dance work Ward of State, directed music videos for Australian’s most well known artists and created a feature length video art piece, Seven Stories, for VIVID Sydney. She’s represented for commercial work by Monster & Bear where she specialises in progressive content tackling political and social issues such as feminism, disability and mental health.
Sarah-Jane consistently tackles new technology in storytelling and has a AACTA nomination for screen content innovation, near completion of a creative research based PhD in live-action, cinematic virtual reality and runs studios in immersive and interactive media at RMIT.